As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, even companies that used to be “digitally lazy” will now have to step up their digital capacity: Video conferencing, document sharing, cloud solutions, information security, etc.
The result will be a steep learning curve. Leaders who have shied away from allowing people to work from home will notice that some are getting more productive if they can work in their own environments.
All of this could lead to a shift in mindset and pave the way for massive digitalization efforts in the years ahead. This effort needs to be carried out transnationally,in the spirit and the values on which EU is funded.
Within this framework, WIN project will directly address the needs and challenges that companies, SMEs and organizations face in their efforts to manage and promote workplace innovation by introducing the professional profile of the Workplace Innovation Manager. WIN project visualizes the role of the Workplace Innovation Manager as an internal knowledge hub that will be able to spread concepts on ideas management, design thinking and innovation capabilities throughout the organization.
WIN project is expected to have a significant and radical impact on the project participants, partners, target groups as well as regional and national stakeholders, and the project countries such as upgraded skills and competences of managers and employees of European SMEs, improved capacity of European SMEs to achieve workplace innovation in a viable and sustainable way, enhanced motivation and improved working conditions for employees, increased awareness of the multiple benefits that SMEs can derive from workplace innovation, new, context based mechanisms supporting uptake of workplace innovation by SMEs, introduction of new managerial approaches and good practices, together with collaboration arrangements, improved structures and tools supporting the uptake of innovation, better skilled workforce and more resilient companies.