Why are some large companies able to create more value through innovation? How have they continuously reinvented themselves to stay ahead of new market expectations? And how do they stay at the forefront of their industry decade after decade, even through the era of digitalization?
Innovation, in our collective imagination, is a bit like Aladdin's lamp or a magic wand that everyone wants to get their hands on without knowing how to use it. If turning lead into gold is a well-kept secret for alchemists, converting an idea into an innovative product or service is just as important for growing companies eager for patents.
Sustainability remains a serious concern for many industries, especially retail. Retail companies need to adopt sustainable development goals and take actions to reduce waste. This is good for business and great for humanity.
When employees share new ideas and bring up concerns or problems, organizations improve, innovate and perform better. It sounds obvious, yet speak-up culture is still not in the DNA of many employers. Are employees given a voice and encouraged to participate in continuous improvement (CI) processes?
The principle of the idea management solution is to collect, centralize and track all these ideas. If we had to define an idea box, we would say it is a way to gather ideas from employees and make the company continuously improve in different areas through collective intelligence.
Nowadays, more people recycle plastic bottles, opt for organic products, and reduce meat consumption. You will probably wonder where the link between environmental protection and recruitment is. Like with climate change, a sense of urgency is seen in recruitment, and in both cases, it’s about responsible behavior and its further development.
In 2021 Schneider launched the Go Green challenge on the Agorize platform and registered the highest number of students so far – 25,458 students who submitted 2,744 eligible ideas. Learn more about the success of the program and how Agorize helped.
Identifying and engaging employees, also known as talent management, is a strategic concern for companies and HR departments. Employee engagement consists of taking talents into account throughout the employee journey within the organization, from application to integration, through learning, personal development, and career progression.
Accessibility is a journey towards a future where everyone can participate. According to The World Health Organization, over a billion people, about 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability.
The Teijin Group was established in 1918 as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer and has ceaselessly transformed itself for over 100 years. The Group operates in three different business fields: Materials, Healthcare and IT making it one of the most unique textile and chemical manufacturers globally.