According to a study, one in four employees in Germany provides ideas for improving the business. That way per 100 employees 70 proposals are made – in the automotive industry even 182 proposals. Not only the enterprise benefits from the proposals, but also the employees. On average 190€ are rewarded for a proposal. World-wide Toyota is leading with 1100 proposals per 100 employees.
Every proposal starts with “I have an idea”. How often do we hear this sentence and express the fact that we have a more or less prepared idea in our mind. The image is, however, not yet clear for other people. Whether a thought is feasible, will be clear after the idea is discussed and simulated.
The idea becomes interesting, if it contains certain elements.
- Determine the topic of your idea!
- Describe the pre-requisites for the idea!
- Imagine the realized idea!
- Clarify expectations of the involved people!
- Define specific measures for the next steps!
The result is the idea with the specified details. It becomes increasingly tangible. In the next step the criteria are described that will foster the familiarity for the target group.
To be continued …
I need an idea – Now!
I sense an idea
I spread an idea!
In near future, we always work where we are. That can be at home, in the hotel, being on the way at the airport, in the train or in the coffee shop around the corner. Besides the technical pre-requisites, the new mobility requires employees, who are ready to admit themselves nomadically for such an open working environment.
Of course, there will be still the locations with the facilities. The employees, however, accomplish their tasks no longer at the one desk, but mobile, where ever they are. This results in new tasks within the administration. The desks are assigned to an employee for a specific duration, since fixed workspaces would usually remain empty. At the same time, more and more temporary, individual workspaces as well as meeting spaces are locally needed. This affects for example the IT, the facility planning and the corporate guidelines. They have to prepare the IT-systems, the industrial safety and the security as well as the company agreements with the workers’ council for the new, mobile work situation.
The enterprises save already 30% of the office space costs through office hoteling. You reserve the workspaces in a virtual reception along the way. Based on the reservation, the devices are provided to the employees locally – computers, printers, and consumables. Additionally the users have mobile devices that can be securely connected everywhere to the data and electricity net. The technical problems are solved via a 24-hour hotline. Flexible service providers replace very quickly the device everywhere in the world.
Bottom line: On the one hand, the staff will have to face more and more small- and large-scale mobility. On the other hand, the companies have to spend money, in order to create pro-actively the necessary basis.