Wed 1 Aug 2018 AT 12:30 pm , Wellington

Driving Innovation: The Role of People Management

Technology changes, demographic changes, shifts in public expectations and changes in government philosophy all suggest that the delivery of government services is likely to be radically different 10 years from now compared to 10 years ago. Given this landscape, organisational performance will be closely tied to the development and implementation of new innovations. However, research suggests that many, if not most, organisations fail when attempting to develop and implement innovations in their processes and services.

Drawing on prior and on-going research, Professor Williamson will discuss ways that government leaders can successful develop and implement an innovation agenda that allows their organisations to not only survive but thrive.

About the Speaker

Professor Ian O. Williamson is the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Business School at Victoria University, Wellington.

Professor Williamson’s research focuses on how the development of effective “talent pipelines” can enhance organisational and community outcomes. In particular, his research focuses on how human and social capital influences firm operational and financial outcomes, talent management in the context of new ventures and growth-oriented firms, the role of human resource practices in driving firm innovation and the impact of social issues on firm outcomes.