Employee-driven innovation (EDI) signifies the potential of integrating the ideas, competencies and experienced-based knowledge of employees – including non-academic ones.
This has a number of advantages, The involvement of skilled and unskilled workers can stimulate and support the company's development of new products and processes. One of the positive side-effects are improved job satisfaction and reduced sickness absence.
It is becoming more and more widespread – not least as a part of national and regional innovation strategies in Denmark.
LO aims to inspire workplaces, politicians, social partners, researchers and others at the international level to take on the innovation challenge and create better framework conditions for an open-minded innovation culture involving all levels in the organisation. The aim is to stimulate growth and employment, thus creating more and better jobs.
For more information about LO's initiatives and policies in the field of EDI, you can click on the links below to download our publications: