Good communication, conceptual thinking, leadership, creativity and innovation are important within all organisations. In the context of global financial turmoil, innovation and rapid response will win out.
One of the most successful sectors of the British economy is the creative and cultural sector. It has grown more rapidly than the rest of the economy and is a global leader in its field. At the same time, creativity has become increasingly important in other sectors as well.
What is it about the way that creative organisations - in all sectors - have achieved success and what risks have been taken and managed in doing so? How have the shared values by which organisations operate been developed in the context of the increasingly individualistic attitudes that we have as citizens, and hence employees? Furthermore, as the recession bites, what different models of reward and remuneration exist?
To find out, Demos is working with NESTA, Arts and Business and the Cultural Leadership Programme to host a series of seminars bringing organisations from different sectors together to discuss common challenges and different approaches to meeting them. How can success in one area be replicated in another?