The Workplace Innovation Toolkit (WIToolkit) is an online questionnaire designed to facilitate self-evaluation of the capacity of a business to be an innovative workplace, under the four pillars of:
– Employee engagement
– Productivity and
This is an initiative under the Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) to provide a resource for ambitious businesses to innovate and compete successfully in an increasingly uncertain global trading environment, and to demonstrate how workplace innovation can play a role in improving competitiveness, growth and job creation. It has been developed by DBEI with the support of WRC, EI, IDA, ICTU, IBEC, IDA, NSAI, SOLAS and Skillnets.
All businesses face many challenges, such as the need to
- develop new products, find, service, and retain customers
- attract the right people to work with and develop as the business grows and evolves
- respond to external challenges such as Brexit, currency fluctuations, changes in consumer demand, and transforming technologies.
Business can prepare, adapt and adjust to meet these and future challenges by choosing how to organise, and how to work together as a team, Workplace Innovation is about how best to do this. It describes the approach taken to make optimum use of a business’s prime resource – their people. It illustrates how a team of people, led in an effective way, can bring value to a business for the employer, employee and the wider society.
– Link to the Workplace Innovation Toolkit: https://witool.dbei.gov.ie/#/ei-login