What motivates Employees to be more Innovative?

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What motivates Employees to be more Innovative?
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
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....Sign up

Motivation and EI
Paul Steele
The above Hygiene Theory is becoming a bit dated. If employers really want to motivate staff they have to understand that motivation is an internal co...Sign up

Spiritual Inner Development as Motivational Factor
Sergiy Kadulin
I think that the strongest motivational factor for innovation is spiritual individual growth, by which I mean
(1) Developing deeper unders...Sign up

Motivation in Industrial Context
Madan Gopal Agarwal, Business Consultant, India, Member
Every individual is unique in terms of needs and wants irrespective of category of factor it falls under. Degree of fulfillment of individual's...Sign up

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 every individual are unique and wh...Sign up

Motivation and EI
Trevor Malele
While the autors' findings suggest that intellectual challege is a strong motivator, iI think it cannot be solely isolated as a determinant. In the cu...Sign up

Employees can be more innovative if
mesh N. Jhawar
1. You give them freedom to fail.
2. Employees are trusted.
3. Resources are provided as and when required.
4. Nurture your employees a...Sign up

Leadership and Communication
Rocio Dextre
Sometimes employees can have disagreements about what direction they may take even when they have resources, freedom and they are trusted. A demotivat...Sign up

Motivate for Innovation
Patrick Senadzo
That is true but to motivate employees to be innovative is also required a leader who is emotionally intelligent and sees delegation as an impo...Sign up

Spiral Dynamics
Rodrigo Corte-Real Oliveira
Dr. Clare Graves created the Spiral Dynamics which divided individuals into...Sign up

Innovation is dampened by Systems and Processes
Vivek Joshi
I spend a lot of time advising companies on building systems and processes. However, one of the side-effects of building systems/processes is dampenin...Sign up

Participatory management system
Samuel Ebeke
These days workers tend to want to have a sense of belonging in the organization. They want not just to perform on their job details but to be seen as...Sign up

Employee Innovation
Fred Asiedu Cudjoe
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 really bringing out some...Sign up

Innovation is Culture...
Vamsee Godavarthy, Human resources, India, Member
I believe all human beings can be innovative.
Create the healthy environment and urge to harness their thought process in the right direction.Sign up

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