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Generate innovative thinking and creativity
This topic focuses on fostering innovative thinking and creativity. It involves identifying and analyzing trends influencing an organization's current and future thinking. Techniques and tools are employed to generate ideas and facilitate creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques are introduced and promoted. Extensive research is conducted to understand the conditions for innovation and factors influencing innovative thinking and creativity, including the study of innovation drivers and enablers.
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Lead innovative practices
This topic focuses on leading innovative practices. It includes assessing one's leadership style to ensure it encourages innovation, refining practices supporting innovation, promoting sustainable innovative activities, facilitating knowledge transfer among stakeholders, and managing risks associated with innovation.
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Support a culture of innovation
This topic focuses on nurturing a culture of innovation within an organization. It involves identifying, introducing, and promoting innovative practices, processes, and products, aligning them with organizational needs. It establishes methods to capture and share innovative ideas, encourages team communication and development for innovation, provides necessary resources, applies strategies to foster an innovation-friendly workplace culture, and implements systems and processes that support innovation.
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Sustain innovative thinking and practice
This topic focuses on sustaining innovative thinking and practices within an organisation. It involves developing strategies to integrate innovation into organisational activities, monitoring processes to ensure awareness of contributions, identifying and mitigating potential barriers and risks, analysing innovation performance for improvement, seeking feedback from stakeholders, and making necessary changes to enhance innovative thinking and practices based on feedback received.
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BSBSTR801 Lead innovative thinking and practice
About Lesson

This lesson works through the upcoming trends highlighted in your Student Guide, and explores the industry context and how it relates to innovation; specifically looking at three different industries.

Here are some other current workforce trends for 2024-25:

  1. The Cost of Work Crisis Reaches a Breaking Point
  2. AI Creates, Not Diminishes, Workforce Opportunity
  3. Four-Day Workweeks Go From Radical to Routine
  4. Employee Conflict Resolution Is the Next Must-Have Skill for Managers
  5. GenAI Experiments Will Yield Hard Lessons and Painful Costs
  6. Skills Overtake Degrees as the Paper Ceiling Crumbles
  7. Climate Change Protection Becomes the New In-Demand Employee Benefit

For more details on each trend, you can visit Gartner’s insights on the future of work trends for 2024​ (Gartner)​.