Innovation through change is a must: O’Loghlin

The community pharmacy industry is in a rapid state of change. According to the NSW Guild, its upcoming Pharmacy Connect conference has been developed to not only highlight how the industry can embrace change, but utilise it to improve pharmacy business and overall health outcomes.

Renowned innovation advocate, James O’Loghlin will present at Pharmacy Connect on Saturday 10 September and will highlight why innovation through change is a must for any business owner.

“In any industry, we are in a constant state of change. As a business owner, if you don’t change, if you don’t continue to do things better – sooner or later, you will be left behind,” O’Loghlin says.

“I have spoken to thousands of inventors and innovators over the years, and I don’t believe they are any smarter than the rest of us. What they do possess is a willingness to think, and a willingness to value their ideas.

“The process of innovation is the key to unlocking change. Setting aside a small amount of time every day to think of how you can improve things in your business is invaluable. It may not be ground-breaking innovation, but simply small changes to do things better, every day,” Mr O’Loghlin said.

Conference Convenor Kos Sclavos says that James O’Loghlin will provide a witty yet valuable presentation with practical tips to implement back in the pharmacy.

“Our day-to-day lives have becomes so busy, it can often be difficult to stay abreast of new programs, services and innovations – while still making time to work on our business, not just in them,” says Sclavos

“This presentation is not about spending more money on research and development, but rather, empowering ourselves and our staff, to create a culture of innovation to solve problems in our pharmacies,” Sclavos says.

James O’Loghlin is best known for his role as host of the ABC TV’s The New Inventors. It was this role that fuelled James’s interest in innovation. He is the author of seven books and he teaches and coaches public speaking. From 2009 to 2014 he also hosted Sunday Evenings nationally on ABC Local Radio.

Pharmacy Connect is hosted by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, New South Wales Branch and will be held in Sydney on 9-11 September at the newly refurbished Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour.


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