Innovation drive is at the present time one of the central resources to ensure (secure) the economic survival of organizations. This factor will play an even more significant role in global competition in the future. (more)
Besides appropriate processes and structures the business climate is decisive when it comes to transforming creativity into innovation. Numerous studies demonstrate the influence of the work environment on the creativity and innovation of employees. (more)
Scientific studies show that the more employees can contribute in a self-responsible, formative and creative way, the more innovative the company is and the more health-promoting the working climate is. (more)
"In the evenings I have the feeling I have done something during the day but I still have energy left for my family and other things."
"Rather than supporting each other lately we are making life more difficult!”
"In relation to my work I have the feeling that I am contributing in a meaningful way to the success of the company."
"Sometimes I wish more freedom to structure my work myself."
"I can identify with the corporate goals and mission statements."
"My boss also inspires me once in a while to go an extra mile."
"In our team quite a few ideas have disappeared never to be heard of again."
"I recently noticed again how stuck we are in our procedures."
"In our company sometimes unconventional ideas are listened to and also ‘holy cows’ are questioned."
Lightweight apps for the participants facilitate answering the questions and offer a direct insight into the business climate based on the following aspects:
Attractiveness index, average values and deviations for all questions, the 9 dimensions of an innovative climate, health, innovation climate matrix, company specific questions..
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Every now and again the participants answer questions about the work climate, their well-being and company-specific topics. This is done simply on a PC browser, a Smartphone, or a tablet. The survey is divided into cycles. At the end of each cycle all the participants get feedback of their own current results, as well as those of their team and the average values of the entire company.
On the basis of the results the employees are invited to draw conclusions, to develop ideas and contribute to the sustainable improvement of the corporate culture. This can be achieved by conversations, in jour-fix meetings, team meetings, workshops and/or via the dialogue platform integrated in the Tool. Managers can use the results as a basis for their further planning for organizational and personnel development and also use it also for spontaneous interventions.
The success of these actions taken can be immediately gauged by means of the results from the following cycles.
CreatIC emerged from the practice-oriented research project "KreativBarometer". The project was carried out by the Institute for Information and Technology Management of the Ruhr University Bochum, the Institute for Applied Creativity and selected industrial partners. The European Social Fund funded project ran between October 2010 and October 2012.
Within the framework of the project 399 participants in 40 teams from eight companies took part in the continuous employee survey and gave 60,549 individual answers..
As success factors for a continuous survey we identified:
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