Implementation of workplace innovation scheme in Southern European SMEs
The aim of the INNovaSouth project is to provide dedicated SME instruments able to stimulate Southern European SMEs to implement new organizational models for the management of human resources and innovative solutions for the modernization of the workplace. The final aim is bringing innovation in the workplace of all the selected SMEs in Sicily and Thessaly.
The INNovaSouth innovative model for innovation in the workplace allows Italian and Greek SMEs to find simple, immediate and innovative solutions to increase employees’ motivation and productivity, which is translated into added value for the business and more benefits for the entrepreneurs.
The model designed is developed within an Online Manual of Good Practice on Workplace Innovations based on a four quadrant matrix, resulting from two categorizations of practices and workplace innovations. The categories are defined according to the economic nature of the solutions (Monetary and Non-Monetary Innovations) and the grade of complexity for the implementation of those actions (Short-term and Long-term Innovations).
A piloting scheme is implemented in Sicily and Thessaly regions, giving rise to a multiplier effect boosted by a targeted dissemination strategy conceived and implemented by partners.
JO Consulting is coordinator of the INNovaSouth project, so it leads all the administrative aspects and the whole implementation of the innovation programme in the selected SMEs. In addition, JO Consulting leads and coordinates all the dissemination activities of the project.