Continuous transformation in the workplace is the new norm. To meet this new world and prepare for the future of work, HR teams are shifting focus from resource management to talent management, from recruitment to engagement, from internally focussed to user focussed, from hierarchical structure to empowering individuals.
An innovation strategy can be the difference between an organisation that peaks then flounders and an iconic organisation with sustained growth and longevity. To demonstrate, here’s a story of two candle-making companies, one with an innovation strategy and one without.
Competitors.... While we don’t want to follow them, we want to make sure we know exactly where they are, where they are heading, and if some are getting too close, identify gaps so we can stay ahead.
While Christmas parties present a great opportunity to reward employees and celebrate achievements, it does little to improve workplace culture if such things are only expressed once a year. Support your culture so your culture can support innovation.