Five Steps to Develop Workplace Innovation

  • Steven Dhondt
  • Peter Totterdill
  • Sylvie Boermans
  • Rita Žiauberytė-Jakštienė
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Part of the Aligning Perspectives on Health, Safety and Well-Being book series (AHSW)

Abstract

Workplace innovation (WPI) enables companies to fully appreciate and empower their employees. While it fosters company’s innovation capacities, it also helps to adapt to the changes and challenges that the new digital era brings along. This guide, using examples from the European Workplace Innovation Network, EUWIN, and its Knowledge Bank, provides a practical approach how to actually implement workplace innovation. Starting with an understanding why workplace innovation is important for your company and how it will transform your organisation, getting ideas about where to begin, analysing the building Elements of WPI, and realising how to achieve commitment from the people in your organisation—this guide will lead you towards a successful workplace innovation. Enriched with inspiring illustrations of the best practices and supplemented with easily applicable tips, it aims to be a practical tool for everyone interested in workplace innovation.

Keywords

Workplace innovation The Fifth Element Employee voice Empowerment Guide EUWIN 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Dhondt
    • 1
    • 3
  • Peter Totterdill
    • 2
  • Sylvie Boermans
    • 1
  • Rita Žiauberytė-Jakštienė
    • 1
  1. 1.TNO, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific ResearchLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Kingston University LondonKingstonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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