At our recent Masterclass delivered in partnership with Glasgow City innovation District, Professor Colin Lindsay, Professor Patricia Findlay and Hannah Davidson explored how organisations can best align introduction of and investments in new technologies with people management strategies that empower employees to innovate and drive productivity.
In part 1, Professor Patricia Findlay, Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research and Co-Chair of the Fair Work Convention, draws on her team’s extensive research into robotics automation within the pharmaceutical industry. Patricia sets out the choices open to employers about whether and how to automate. She explores the dangers of taking an approach that simply substitutes people with technology and increases routinisation versus the benefits of taking a more considered approach that combines upskilling and job redesign and ultimately improves job quality.
In part 2, Hannah Davidson, Head of People & Culture at MadeBrave – a global strategic brand agency – shares MadeBrave’s journey to align company vision, intent and impact through progressive and values-led people management strategies that encourage creativity and innovation.
The slides from Hannah’s presentation are available here:
Professor Patricia Findlay is Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) at Strathclyde Business School and Co-chair of Scotland’s Fair Work Convention.
Hannah Davidson (Assoc. CIPD) is Head of People & Culture at MadeBrave – a global strategic brand agency known for bringing projects to life through clever design thinking, leading technology and creative campaigns.
Glasgow City Innovation District is based in the centre of Glasgow and is a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration. It builds on Scotland’s rich tradition of scientific excellence and industrial collaboration.