The Workplace Innovation Toolkit was today launched by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD. It is a practical tool to help companies and their workforces identify where there is scope to improve their business and their work practices. This, in turn, will help them to become more resilient and more sustainable, enhance skills, and support them in maintaining and creating employment.
Based on four pillars of employee engagement; innovation; productivity; and training, this diagnostic Toolkit provides an online questionnaire of 25 questions designed to facilitate self-evaluation of the organisation’s capacity to be an innovative workplace. The Toolkit, which can be used as a resource for ambitious firms to innovate and compete successfully in an increasingly uncertain global trading environment, will point companies to the relevant supports to help them improve and grow their business.
Minister Humphreys said “Evidence shows that workplace innovation leads to significant and sustainable improvements both in organisational performance and in employee engagement and well-being. This Workplace Innovation Toolkit will be beneficial to employers and employees alike and I would encourage all businesses to make use of it. It is one of a wide range of supports provided by my Department and our enterprise agencies to bolster businesses of all sizes right across the country. These supports are particularly important in times of global uncertainly when we are determined to build resilience in our enterprises and economy.”
The Workplace Innovation Toolkit is an initiative under the Government’s 2018 Action Plan for Jobs.