Let’s say you have a proposal for an idea program that you know will be valuable to the company if it is successful. You have a clear strategy and concrete goals. Now how will the organization best accomplish this direction, given existing resources and other constraints? How can you best implement a structure and governing system to manage the innovation process? Let’s start with the people involved… Read more
Managing large projects is tough. Some of the hurdles are external (think: shift in customer expectations, new regulations, tight capital markets, etc.). However, many of them are self-imposed by the organization itself. One of the biggest is failing to clearly outline accountability in major projects.
Innovation is a top priority for many companies (in fact, for nearly two thirds of companies, according to a recent Bain study). Given its importance, leaders naturally desire all employees to be part of the company’s innovation agenda in some shape or form. Through working with our clients to launch their engaged idea programs with our idea software, we have observed that it is not happenstance when an active, participatory employee community emerges. In fact, there are four key elements that need to be in place for employees to direct their time and energy to sharing new ideas or executing innovative initiatives.
From Gallup to Aon, there is a consistent trend of disengaged employees and Human Resources is struggling to increase productivity by engaging employees. We could recite all the reasons why it is important for your employees to stay engaged but let’s cut to the chase suggest actionable items to improve and change the way your employees engage. Today, we bring you our top five tips that you , the manager, can do to help re-engage employees and maximize the potential of your employees and teams.
A few weeks ago I was asked to speak at AToMIC Conference by Strategy Magazine here in Toronto about building communities around ideas. It was a great conference with a lot of brilliant creative people, both in attendance and speaking.
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