Innovation: turning good ideas into reality

A paper from 'HR in a disordered world: IES Perspectives on HR 2015'

Smith M | HR Network Paper 107 | Institute for Employment Studies | Mar 2015

In this paper we explore the importance of the individual, exploring the challenges of engaging employees in innovation, all too often limited by individuals having too little time to enable ideas to come to life or feeling as if they are not ‘allowed’ to have ideas that make a difference. The term innovation can be off-putting too; all too often people feel that only those in senior or specialist roles get to be creative. Some tried and tested ways of encouraging people to play, of giving them permission to innovate and in creating the structured support of colleagues to do so, can make a huge difference.

This paper was originally published in HR in a disordered world: IES Perspective on HR 2015