Great Place to Work® hosts “Enabling Innovation: Creating a Culture where Ideas Flourish” ConferenceConference included leaders from some of the Best Places to Work in the U.S.
Chicago, October 13 – Great Place to Work®, the leader behind creating great workplaces, understands the importance of innovation and the impact it has on a business. By fostering creativity, encouraging cross-functional interactions, creating channels for ideas to be cultivated, and recognizing and rewarding employees for their contribution, great workplaces build cultures where innovation thrives.
The conference, held at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, focused on innovation as a continuous process that feeds business success and bottom line growth, and featured current and past Best Companies.
“We define innovation simply as the catalyst for transformation – it’s not an elusive concept reserved for tech companies but rather the fruit of what happens when good ideas come out to play,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Every company, no matter their size or industry needs their employees’ ideas and creativity. It’s our job as leaders to create an environment where employee’s ideas and innovation chart the destiny of the organization.”
The Enabling Innovation conference highlights CEOs and senior leaders as some of the Best Companies shared how building a culture of innovation drives business success.
Conference Sessions explored:
• Why is trust essential in the innovation equation?
• How do shared values and having fun contribute to creative thinking and idea generation?
• How do you organize teams and facilitate cross-functional interactions to discourage silos that impede innovation?
• How do you as leaders get out of the way of innovation?
• How should you reward and recognize employees for contributing to innovation?
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