Course Content
Establish Work Practices
1.1 Identify relevant stakeholders 1.2 Identify organisational objectives and practices 1.3 Evaluate current work conditions 1.4 Determine working conditions that allow innovative practices according to organisational policies and procedures 1.5 Identify organisational resources relating to innovation 1.6 Build and lead team and maximise opportunities for innovation
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Create and Implement an Innovative Environment
2.1 Evaluate the impacts of changing work environment 2.2 Collaborate with stakeholders and develop ideas for enhancing work environment 2.3 Identify and select resources required for enhancing work environment 2.4 Assess the ability of the workspace to support innovation 2.5 Assist team members to adapt and perform in new work environment 3.1 Encourage creative mindsets, collaborative working and development of positive workplace relationships 3.2 Reinforce the value of innovation according to organisational vision and objectives 3.3 Take risks to open up opportunities for innovation 3.4 Select ways of celebrating and encouraging innovation 3.5 Encourage and support evaluation of innovative ideas
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Share and Evaluate Your Innovative Ideas and Work Environment
4.1 Share relevant information, knowledge and skills on innovative practices with stakeholders 4.2 Provide and encourage formal and informal learning opportunities to develop skills required for innovation 4.3 Create opportunities where individuals can learn from the experience of others 4.4 Seek and respond to suggestions, improvements and innovations from all team members
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BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments
About Lesson

Celebrating and promoting innovation in the workplace not only acknowledges the hard work and creativity of employees but also fosters a culture that values continuous improvement and novel ideas. Here are six effective ways to do so:

1. Innovation Awards and Recognition Programs:

  • Create an awards program specifically designed to recognise individuals and teams who contribute innovative ideas or solutions. These awards can be given for various categories such as the best new product idea, process improvement, or cost-saving solution. Public recognition in company meetings or through internal communications can significantly boost morale and motivate others to think innovatively.

2. Dedicated Time for Experimentation:

  • Allocate specific times or days where employees can work on personal projects or explore new ideas related to their work. Companies like Google have famously implemented “20% time,” allowing employees to spend one day a week working on projects that aren’t necessarily in their job descriptions but could potentially benefit the company.

3. Innovation Workshops and Training Sessions:

  • Organise workshops, seminars, or training sessions that focus on creative thinking, design thinking, problem-solving techniques, and other innovation-related skills. These sessions can provide employees with the tools and knowledge they need to generate and implement new ideas effectively.

4. Innovation Challenges and Hackathons:

  • Host regular innovation challenges or hackathons where employees can form teams to solve specific business problems or explore new market opportunities within a set timeframe. These events can stimulate creativity, foster teamwork, and generate a wealth of ideas that could be pursued further.

5. Idea Sharing Platforms:

  • Implement an internal platform or system where employees can submit their ideas for new products, services, processes, or improvements. These platforms should allow for peer feedback and discussion to refine and develop the ideas further. Management can then review and potentially implement the most promising submissions, ensuring contributors are acknowledged and rewarded.

6. Innovation Incubator Programs:

  • Establish an in-house incubator or accelerator program that provides resources, mentorship, and funding to develop promising ideas into prototypes or business models. This not only supports the maturation of innovative ideas but also demonstrates a tangible commitment to investing in innovation and the growth of employees’ entrepreneurial skills.