Organisations are under pressure to do increasingly more with fewer people and resources. This calls for a sharper focus on the value that is truly added by organisations and their employees. Customers are becoming ever more demanding and require more value for their investment. Also, organisations are casting an ever more critical eye over the value an employee adds in comparison to his or her cost. This creates significant tension.
Costs have to come down, and added value and productivity have to be further increased. The way in which organisations deal with this tension will determine who emerges from this crisis, and in what shape.
Applying social innovation
Involving employees in your policy-making process is known as ‘social innovation’. An organisation that applies social innovation makes active use of employees’ ideas to improve itself and innovate.
Management based on trust
In an organisation that is consistently successful, it is possible for employees to make a difference. One of the characteristics of success is that employees are given the opportunity to actually implement improvements they suggest.
Search for social value
It should be the topic of the day: the value that organisations add to society as a whole. This is also known as ‘social value’ or ‘society value’. If successfully applied,
it can act as rocket fuel to the level of engagement in organisations.
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Organisations are under pressure to do increasingly more with fewer people and resources. This calls for a sharper focus on the value that is truly added by organisations and by their employees.