When Human Ingenuity Fuels Innovation
s humans are constantly fuelled by our quest for ingenuity and driven by the need to use our creativity to help organisations grow. Technology has been a perfect aid in enabling this.
Innovation enabled by technology is redefining our lives. Our capability and our expectations are being reset in every walk of life. While we all agree that evolving technology has created new potential for everyone, it is human ingenuity on which true transformation rests. It’s on point, therefore, for us to say that in an organization’s quest to lead and innovate, nurturing its human creativity, and human ingenuity will be its greatest strength.
Looking beyond traditional models
Emerging technologies, processes, and approaches are allowing workforce to collaborate as never before and a far more agile, proactive, and collaborative association between employees and functions has become possible in a modern organisation. Connectivity and processing power are enabling human insights and creative inputs to converge into a sum greater than their parts.
It is important to remember that innovation is often inherently disruptive. Finding a balance between structure which is enabled by technology, and disruption driven by human innovation — is critical to an organisation achieving its optimal potential. A good first step would be to look inwards to enable creative processes to function effectively. Organisations can achieve this by looking at the following:
Identify and empower apparent as well as unconventional expertise. No source of innovation should be left untapped. The non-expert can often generate a transformative idea missed by the experts, and it’s important to give avenues of expression to all creative input.
Identify and engage the problem-solving and innovative potential of your workforce.
Enabling collaborative processes and feedback
Individual brilliance is great, but you can get even more from creative collaboration. Creation of platforms and processes that allow innovation and ingenuity to thrive is central to the success of organizations.
Ingenuity @ work for us means being creative, imaginative, empowering people to explore emerging technologies, processes and ways of working, and creating an environment where curiosity is encouraged.
SAP SuccessFactors solutions enable HR leaders to transform their organisations by putting people at the centre of their businesses to ensure an incredible experience for the entire workforce. It is time to think beyond HCM, to a more robust cloud solution portfolio that allows them to consider the entire workforce experience across all people-centric applications.
As a company we want to keep working and supporting clients to maximise the value they can get out of technology. At SuccessConnect this year, we will be focusing on that. We would love to have a conversation with you about your SuccessFactors journey and establish how our team can add value.