Through our network of over 600 ambitious members comprising private
and public organisations of every size and sector, many active around
the world, EFQM applies its know-how and extracts outstanding
approaches by engaging with executives and front-line managers.
EFQM is helping to prepare a new generation of business leaders by
offering training and development opportunities built on practice-based
learning and exchange between organisations.
The EFQM Forum 2010 takes Innovation and Creativity as its theme and
where better to start the discussions on this subject than with a
welcome reception in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
by North American architect Frank O. Gehry, it represents a magnificent
example of the most groundbreaking architecture to have come out of the
20th century. The building itself is an innovatively designed
architectural landmark that creates a seductive backdrop for the
exhibition of contemporary art.
“The greatest danger
for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that
it is too low and we reach it.” — Michelangelo
all the pro-innovation rhetoric that one encounters in annual reports
and CEO speeches, most still hold the view that innovation is a rather
dangerous diversion from the real work of wringing the last ounce of
efficiency out of core business processes. Innovation is fine so long
as it does not disrupt a company’s finely-honed operating model... As
change becomes ever less predictable, companies will pay an
ever-escalating price for their lopsided love of incrementalism.” Gary
Hamel: Previous EFQM Forum Speaker.