What do you think is the most important factor in building the perfect workforce?
Traditionally, a perfect workforce included hardworking, knowledgeable and dedicated people. Today, this is not enough. In this new super creative business environment, innovation is the new ‘black’. A modern workforce now needs to add innovation to its many attributes to ensure business growth and financial sustainability. However, building an innovative workforce is not as simple as adding an innovation competency test to the recruitment process. The onus is on the business to display its innovation credentials and to adopt and promote a culture of ‘open innovation’ across the whole value chain. It needs to provide training and support to encourage its workforce to collaborate and share knowledge, internally and externally, to promote profitable innovation. It is an innovative business culture that will create a perfect innovative workforce. Innovative people will always be attracted to innovative businesses.