Talent Management: Seven Steps to Drive Innovation

In an article published on TalentMgt.com, Pinstripe CEO, Sue Marks, shared her thoughts on the challenge and opportunity HR leaders have to create the framework needed to generate a quality, engaged workforce and support a culture of growth and innovation. She outlines seven steps that can help HR leaders guide their approach to taking smart risks and driving growth this year.

Excerpts from the article:

To succeed in the years ahead, it’s critical to have the right talent in the right roles and a culture that encourages the free flow of ideas and collaboration. The key to innovation is building a safe place in which employees feel comfortable experimenting, sharing ideas and taking smart risks.

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These seven steps can help HR leaders guide their approach to taking smart risks and driving growth this year:

Make innovation everyone’s job. HR professionals must be held accountable for driving innovation within their organization. ...

Encourage experimentation and collaboration. HR leaders should also measure and incentivize experimentation and collaboration among the broader workforce. ...

Organize for innovation. HR leaders should promote the development of small, innovation project teams and use them in conjunction with training and development programs with the end goal of pushing innovation forward. ...

Encourage the courage to innovate. Diverse experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are critical to innovation. ...

Hire for a mix of discovery- and delivery-driven skill sets. Leaders in every management level and functional area should display the necessary discovery traits (associating, questioning, observing and experimenting). ...

Think outside of your organization. Technology has completely transformed the way employees connect and interact within and outside of their organizations. ...

Work to align and then work across the organization. HR leaders can help develop an agile, innovative workforce by encouraging executives to adopt an “innovation intent” and then work with employees to move between functions or geographies to gain a broader perspective of the business and build skills required to drive the organization forward. ...

 

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http://talentmgt.com/articles/view/seven-steps-to-drive-innovation/