3Innovation? Alistair McIntyre Head of Catering Scottish Borders CouncilASSIST 2011
4Our raison d’être“The economic and social prosperity of Local Authority communities is dependent on the Health and wellbeing of its young people”
5Think about this?Why do we need to be innovative?
6What does Innovation really mean? Google offers 38,000,000 definitions;Innovation is seeing things differently. Implementing innovation is getting others to, also.Change that creates a new dimension of performance.“Creativity is when you use money to get ideas. Innovation is when you use ideas to make money.Innovation transforms the useful seeds of invention into solutions valued above every existing alternative.Value + Creativity + Execution = Innovation.----- Meeting Notes (12/08/ :03) -----mnnmmm.ml;kok
7The recognised phases of Growth: Innovation[Invention]EntrepreneurialInventiveExploratory[Translation]ManagementModificationImprovement[Commercialisation]LeadershipSharingVision
8Some thoughts? Who is the service for? The Scottish Government The Health strategyChildhood obesityHMIE InspectorsFamilies and customersEconomicalNutritionBusiness SustainabilityOur main body of customers [Generation Z]
9What do we really know about Generation Z? We know that they want everything……NOW!IT HAS TO BE INTERESTING!IT HAS TO BE ACCESSIBLE, when and how they want it!IT HAS TO BE QUICK!IT HAS TO BE EASY! ….everything at the click of a button.
11What are the things that cause us to be innovative? StrategyCustomerCharacteristicsAndDemandBusinessSustainabilityFamilyexpectationInnovation
12Innovation Plan Customer Characteristics And Demand Assess Family expectationBusinessSustainabilityStrategyActionsValueInnovation
13What outcomes are we trying to achieve by being Innovative? We want to provide;Better…..QualityServiceImproved Budgets and FinanceHappy customers [returning day on day]ComplianceWith local Policies and ProceduresLegislationWhich will lead to very positive Audit outcomes
14Why Bother? We have a duty to try! Teenagers in Scotland today are the first in history to be less healthy than their parentsObesity levels spark warnings over diabetes and related health issuesThe scale of the problem should not be underestimated. By 2030, it has been projected that over 40% of Scotland’s year olds will be clinically obese .At present Scotland is the third most obese developed nation behind the USA and Mexico. Scotland’s levels of obesity are higher than England, Northern Ireland and Wales. [and this is us….. getting better!]
15The innovation killers! A game with a purpose;Visualise your regular staff meetings and try and remember if any of the following phrases are commonly used?Score one point for a yes and there are three bonus answers of 3, 5 and 10 available.
16It’s Aye BeenIt won’t workThat’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heardThat’s not my problemYou can’t do thatI don’t know how [I’ve never done that before!]I’m not paid to do that!The boss won’t agree!There's not enough time!Why should I care?
17ScoresBonus points [3 for number 1, 5 for number 8 and 10 for number 10] if you have scored more than 5 you are innovation adverse if you scored more than 10 you are innovation dead if you scored more than 15…………..close and move into the cleaning side!
18To score higher for my next session…. … To score higher for my next session…. ….adopt these 10 simple words to improve into your frame of mindObserveThinkChangeDareBanishTryEmpowerQuestionGrowDoObserve, look at trends and assess how this will affect your businessThink, analyse your observations and react accordingly.Change, move out of the pastDare, take some risks and encourage others to do so as well!Banish, the phrases that prevent action.Try, give people the chance to develop career paths and to develop their capabilities.Empower, you can’t do it all, encourage others to make the decisions when it needs to be done1Question, the past success [that can’t return] and ask HOW can we do things differently?Grow, stop cutting and build!Do, restore your enthusiasm for what’s ahead, look forward to work every day and encourage your staff to look forward as well.
195 top ways to destroy innovative thinking Form a committeeDefer all decisionsHide failureBe cautiousGlorify process
20How innovative are we? Do we share innovation and success? How many groups do we meet at or sit on?Can we do it alone?
21Communication-one idea? How many of us spend how long manufacturing menus that are compliant, nutritious, cost effective etc?How many of you would like to just write one for the next three years?We are not in competition so lets work together….really together in collaborative working!The act of working with another person or group of peopleto create or produce something[oxford Advanced learners dictionary]
22This would have the potential to help by............ Releasing staff to allow them to do more of what they need to!……………….manage, train, audit, cook, be innovative?
23Five Scottish Schools Innovations Gerry’s vansSouth Ayrshire's local procurementTayside’s advertising campaign.St Margaret’s-West Lothian’ “lock in”Clackmannan's Social meals
245 from the Borders Concepts[moving into stage 2] Working with suppliersGrab and go bagsMcCain'sKitchen of the month and year awardsTraining Program for all staffSummer Catering conferenceAppraisal systemTurn Aboot
25Is the future bright? Changes Opportunity Innovation Sustainability Success