Supported by Scottish Enterprise
Facilitated by Innovating Works at the University of Strathclyde
The Workplace Innovation Masterclass Series featured a programme of interactive events enabling businesses and their partners to discuss the ideas behind workplace innovation, its practical application, and its potential to deliver benefits for business.
Workplace Innovation brings together an organisation's people, processes and business relationships to develop new ways of working that benefit everyone.
Workplace innovation is about getting the best from your key resources to deliver on business objectives and improve the quality of jobs and workplaces, delivering 'fair work' for employees. Workplace innovation is, therefore, both a process and an outcome. The process includes the ways things are done in an organisation. The outcomes may be new ideas about products, services, or ways of working, and, crucially, more engaged and productive employees.
The linked agendas of workplace innovation and fair work are central to Scotland's Economic Strategy. We know that fair work practices can impact employee engagement and wellbeing, and that this, in turn, feeds into improvements in innovation, productivity and efficiency. So, by supporting business to promote workplace innovation and fair work, we can improve Scotland's economic performance and make a positive impact on employees' working lives. The Scottish Government has supported Scotland's Fair Work Convention to promote fair work and progressive people management. Scottish Enterprise has supported this Masterclass Series as part of its own programme of work promoting workplace innovation and fair work practices.