Recently I was writing some course material on improving innovation and I suggested there that to make people more innovative, you need them engaged and you need to give them freedom to explore.
Then I came across Gallup’s new State of the Global Workplace report which suggests that only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs.
If both of these are correct, then it is not surprising that the world is struggling to improve innovation and productivity.
Developing our people (human capital?) is the single most important thing we can do. Yet, many do not do it.