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Thriving Amid Disruptive Innovation
Collaboration & Engagement
Who is in charge of Wikipedia? No one! And yet more than 100 million of hours of labour have been invested by volunteers in creating the content. Most people in large organizations believe that they draw upon less than 35% of the skills and motivation of employees. With millions of baby boomers retiring from the work force over the next decade, new ways of engaging employees in collaborating will be essential for companies. How can organizations unleash more talent, creativity and innovation from people?
Change & Creativity
Most organizations need to innovate, but no one wants to change! It’s the paradox of our time. A staggering 88% of CEOs say that innovation is essential to growth and profitability, but only 33% are happy with the results that they’re getting. However, innovation doesn’t just happen on its own. Jim has worked with Fortune 500 companies worldwide, India’s top 200 CIOs and the UK Cabinet Office’s top management program teaching innovation, creativity and change and why innovation is essential to the survival of 21st century organizations.
Futurist: Trends that Are Changing Your Business
Jim Harris has been helping organizations focus on the future. He was honoured to be the closing keynote speaker for the World Future Society conference which brings together the leading futurists from around the globe. He customizes and delivers presentations for organizations and industries that have people talking, thinking and acting differently long after the event.
Impact of Internet of Things on Organizations
By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, creating, by one estimate, $14.4 trillion in value:
$3.7 trillion of improved customer service
$3.0 trillion in cost savings due to increased speed to market
$2.7 trillion in supply chain and logistics savings through optimization
$2.5 trillion in cost savings
$2.5 trillion in increased employee productivity
The Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to have a transformative effect on organizations, business processes, customer expectations and the way society operates.
Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on leadership, innovation, lean manufacturing, learning, organizational change, future trends, sustainability and mitigating risk. Association magazine ranked him as one of the nation’s top ten speakers. As a management consultant Jim speaks internationally and conducts strategic planning sessions with executive teams, focusing on the most pressing issues:
A staggering 88% of CEOs say that innovation is important to grow their top line and increase profitability according to a study by Leger Marketing in conjunction with The Globe and Mail. But only 33% of CEOs are happy with the current results that they are achieving. Jim’s future trends presentations focus on how to drive growth and profitability.
Mr. Harris’ clients include Association of Research Libraries, Barclays Bank, Certified Management Accountants, Cleantech, Columbia Tristar Pictures, Deloitte & Touche, Glaxo Wellcome, IABC, IDG, IBM, IEEE, International Council of Shopping Centers, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Munich Re, NEC, Novartis, Soc. of Professional Engineers, the UK Cabinet Office, the World Future Society and Zurich Insurance. He has worked extensively with health care sector, government, financial services, retailers, and professional services firms
His last book, Blindsided! is published in 80 countries worldwide. Blindsided! is a #1 international bestseller – having hit the top spot on the Financial Times of London’s European Edition of Best Business Books. Blindsided has been named one of the best business books of the year by a number of organizations and Soundview Executive Summaries sent a summary to 80,000 executives worldwide. Blindsided! examines why companies and whole industries are being blindsided; How can decision makers identify early warning signs? How can leaders put in place systems and structures that will prevent their organizations from being blindsided? And then knowing all this, how can you blindside your competition?
Mr. Harris’ second book, The Learning Paradox, was nominated for the National Business Book Award, and has appeared on numerous bestseller lists. Books for Business ranked it as one of the top 10 business books in North America. There are now over 40,000 copies in print. Mr. Harris co-authored the national bestseller The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada – selling 50,000 copies. As a management consultant, Mr. Harris works with leading businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and organizations aspiring to join these ranks. From 1992-1996 he represented the Covey Leadership Center in Canada – teaching Dr. Stephen Covey’s work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to clients.