What motivates Employees to be more Innovative?

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What motivates Employees to be more Innovative?

In the current crisis, it's important to keep your innovation effort at a high level. Martha E. Mangelsdorf writes in MITSloan Management Review Vol 40 No 3 p. 24 about an analysis by Professors Henry Sauermann and Wesley M. Cohen on what makes employees tick to be innovative. Out of 8 different types of work benefits (salary, fringe benefits, job security, intellectual challenge, independence, opportunities for advancement, responsibility and contribution to society) intellectual challenge was strongest associated with being innovative. Job security the weakest.
Why? The authors suggest that having a preference for challenge may lead scientists to select more demanding and innovative projects. Or the type of motivation may influence certain cognitive processes in the brain such as creative thinking. You can download the survey results for $5 here.

  Paul Steele, West Australia
 

Motivation and EI

The above Hygiene Theory is becoming a bit dated. If employers really want to motivate staff they have to understand tha...

  Sergiy Kadulin, Ukraine
 

Spiritual Inner Development as Motivational Factor

I think that the strongest motivational factor for innovation is spiritual individual growth, by which I mean (1) Devel...

  Madan Gopal Agarwal
Business Consultant, India
 

Motivation in Industrial Context

Every individual is unique in terms of needs and wants irrespective of category of factor it falls under. Degree of fulf...

  Nishi, Manuritus
 

Motivation Theories are Guideline

The above factors are a good guideline to make sure that the company is in line with the standard, somehow each and ever...

  Trevor Malele, Jhb-South Africa
 

Motivation and EI

While the autors' findings suggest that intellectual challege is a strong motivator, iI think it cannot be solely isolat...

  mesh N. Jhawar, India
 

Employees can be more innovative if

1. You give them freedom to fail. 2. Employees are trusted. 3. Resources are provided as and when required. 4. Nurtur...

  Rocio Dextre, Peru
 

Leadership and Communication

Sometimes employees can have disagreements about what direction they may take even when they have resources, freedom and...

  Patrick Senadzo, Ghana
 

Motivate for Innovation

That is true but to motivate employees to be innovative is also required a leader who is emotionally intelligent and see...

  Rodrigo Corte-Real Oliveira, Portugal
 

Spiral Dynamics

Dr. Clare Graves created the Spiral Dynamics which divided individuals into 7 Levels of Consciousness. Being the 1st e.g...

  Vivek Joshi, India
 

Innovation is dampened by Systems and Processes

I spend a lot of time advising companies on building systems and processes. However, one of the side-effects of building...

  Samuel Ebeke, Nigeria
 

Participatory management system

These days workers tend to want to have a sense of belonging in the organization. They want not just to perform on their...

  Fred Asiedu Cudjoe, Ghana
 

Employee Innovation

I have been practicising the philosophy of "if you don't try you try to fail" in my office and it's working well. It's r...

  Vamsee Godavarthy
Human resources, India
 

Innovation is Culture...

I believe all human beings can be innovative. Create the healthy environment and urge to harness their thought process ...

 

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