Final Results of PR1- State of the Art on Workplace Innovation.
The partnership of WIN project has successfully completed the development of the 1st deliverable of the project PR1-State of the Art on Workplace Innovation.
Each partner country conducted an extensive desk and field research to define the concept of “workplace innovation” and distinguish the term from “innovation” in general.
Workplace Innovation (WI), a concept that is still in its infancy, is described as “a combination of structural and cultural practices that allow employees to engage in organizational change and renewal” (Oeij et al., 2016).
The report contains other relevant information regarding existing strategies and successful case studies that were implemented in SMEs for the establishment of the Workplace Innovation Manager.
The most difficult part of this report was to raise awareness and engage micro and medium enterprises to answer our questionnaire, understand the importance of a Workplace Innovation Manager position in their companies and persuade them that this time investment will be worthwhile in the long term. Their input however was rather significant in our case since they constitute project’s primer target audience.
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