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Creating work: Employee-driven innovation through work practice reconstruction

Chapter


Abstract


  • Considerations of Employee-Driven Innovation generally posit innovation

    as an advance in the substantive products, services and/or processes of an

    organization. More broadly, innovation can also refer to anything that seeks

    to do something new, or address a concern that would not otherwise be met.

    Employees contribute to innovation in many ways: they can generate and/

    or implement a product or service; they can generate and/or implement new

    technologies; however, they can also influence the ways in which an organization

    adapts and evolves over time in more subtle ways through instigating

    work practice changes. Although these more subtle changes may not appear

    under the banner of organizational innovation, they nevertheless contribute

    to the creation and application of new organizational processes, practices and

    outputs. They may also never be part of the conscious and explicit agenda of

    the organization or be something that managers have a strong role in initiating.

    However, their effects can be cumulative and substantial.

UOW Authors


  •   Price, Oriana
  •   Boud, David J. (external author)
  •   Scheeres, Hermine (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Price, O. Milani., Boud, D. & Scheeres, H. (2012). Creating work: Employee-driven innovation through work practice reconstruction. In S. Hoyrup, M. Bonnafous-Boucher, C. Hasse, M. Lotz & K. Moller (Eds.), Employee-driven innovation: A new approach (pp. 77-91). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/905

Book Title


  • Employee-driven innovation: A new approach

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 91

Abstract


  • Considerations of Employee-Driven Innovation generally posit innovation

    as an advance in the substantive products, services and/or processes of an

    organization. More broadly, innovation can also refer to anything that seeks

    to do something new, or address a concern that would not otherwise be met.

    Employees contribute to innovation in many ways: they can generate and/

    or implement a product or service; they can generate and/or implement new

    technologies; however, they can also influence the ways in which an organization

    adapts and evolves over time in more subtle ways through instigating

    work practice changes. Although these more subtle changes may not appear

    under the banner of organizational innovation, they nevertheless contribute

    to the creation and application of new organizational processes, practices and

    outputs. They may also never be part of the conscious and explicit agenda of

    the organization or be something that managers have a strong role in initiating.

    However, their effects can be cumulative and substantial.

UOW Authors


  •   Price, Oriana
  •   Boud, David J. (external author)
  •   Scheeres, Hermine (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Price, O. Milani., Boud, D. & Scheeres, H. (2012). Creating work: Employee-driven innovation through work practice reconstruction. In S. Hoyrup, M. Bonnafous-Boucher, C. Hasse, M. Lotz & K. Moller (Eds.), Employee-driven innovation: A new approach (pp. 77-91). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/905

Book Title


  • Employee-driven innovation: A new approach

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 91