With the planning for our annual conference and awards continuing apace we have great pleasure in announcing the sponsors for the Idea of the Year Awards.
Main Sponsor of the conference and Idea of the Year competition:
A big thank you to everyone at Emirates Aluminium for your sponsorship for 2012.
To complement the main Idea of the Year Trophy there are also several category trophies:
Sustainability Award – Sponsored by Diageo:
Awarded in recognition of the suggestion that demonstrated the greatest contribution to the conservation of natural resources, protecting the natural environment or sustainable project. Continue reading →
The first article on Monday, looked at what a recognition programme is and why you should have one in your organisation. Today we look at the success factors of the programme.
Recognition should be given frequently and on a timely basis
People like to be recognised. Employees who are recognised will be inspired to higher achievement thereby assisting the organisation to achieve its goals
Praise is a very effective tool and should be used extensively. Recognition must be immediate. Late recognition can be interpreted as a sign that the contribution, and the person who made the contribution, are not valued by the organisation. Continue reading →
Anyone who has had contact with the world of innovation in recent years will be all too familiar with the well known beacons of innovation; Wind-up radio, Dyson and Post-Its to name but a few, which are but the tip of a very big iceberg. Let’s face it, if there is one thing we, the human race, are good at its innovation. But what goes on ‘below the water line’, below the whiz bang inventions? Where can you find a perfect cross section of innovation at a day to day level across private and public sectors in, say, the UK?
Well, recently I had the task of updating the ideasUK Roll of Honour and rather than just adding the latest award winners to the list I took a wider look at the whole document. Continue reading →