Five Lessons for Driving Innovation & Entrepreneurship from PricewaterhouseCoopers
Reporting by Marcus Erb
“Why would we restrict problem solving to 12 people around a boardroom table when we have 30,000 people in 78 offices around the country who could be helping us?” — Mitra Best, U.S. Innovation Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Leaders at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the global accounting firm and a seven-time member of FORTUNE's 100 Best Places to Work For, constantly strive to create a more innovative and entrepreneurial workforce. Their efforts at creating this continuous innovation model have led to accelerated growth and revenue. Along the way, their work to collaborate with and empower employees helped create an even greater workplace.
At the 2011 Great Place to Work® Conference in Denver, PricewaterhouseCoopers’s U.S. Innovation Leader, Mitra Best, shared her insights on how she and the firm have built a world-class innovation office charged with encouraging and inspiring 160,000 employees to challenge the status quo and drive the firm ahead.
This article highlights five practical lessons from PricewaterhouseCoopers’ efforts, lessons that can be applied in any workplace.