2020 encapsulates everything that a past industry buzz term, V.U.C.A., stands for and demands. The volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world we live in right now is an urgent call for higher standards of leadership and a certain innovation in our practices to enable the whole organisation to adapt to the quickly changing business world.
Contrary to popular belief, being innovative is not limited to just adopting the latest technologies on the market or having a sole focus on digital transformation. A commitment to innovation requires long-term dedication to encouraging values like creativity and agility, as well as the ability to be forward-thinking in ideas and in practical application.
Being innovative is thus as much about coming up with new ideas, as well as the follow-through of programs or strategies. Additionally, the need for it is backed by recent studies where business leaders (40%) agree that innovation is vital for survival. Moreover, an overwhelming 82% of executives believe an organisational culture of innovation starts with senior leadership.
The winners featured in this year’s HR Innovative Teams report have proven their capabilities, whether in driving conducive cultures, enabling future-forward leadership, or gearing their strategies for a changing talent landscape.