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The Essential Fifth Element Diagnostic Online is now available


What is workplace innovation? And how do you create a system of working practices that leads to high performance and high quality of working life?


The Essential Fifth Element was created precisely to help organisations of all types answer these questions. It builds on in-depth analysis of literally hundreds of research articles and case studies, as well as on much practical experience of stimulating and supporting workplace innovation.


Business and organisations looking to enhance the quality of their leadership practices, improve employee engagement and strengthen job design and teamworking can now benefit from a free on-line diagnostic tool based on The Essential Fifth Element, to help them assess their workplace innovation progress.


So what are the four tangible elements that combine to create the essence of an innovative, engaging workplace? Firstly it’s the individual employee’s job and team. Secondly it’s the structure of the organisation as a whole, and thirdly about creating opportunities for reflection and improvement. Finally it’s about hearing the employee’s voice in both strategic and operational decisions.


But it is when these elements combine that something remarkable begins to happen. This is The Essential Fifth Element, the buzz you get in a workplace where employees at every level use and develop their knowledge, experience and creativity to the full, where employees come to work to improve the organisation as well deliver their functional tasks in the best possible way.


Workplace Innovation has now launched The Essential Fifth Element Diagnostic Online for companies and organisations looking to enhance the quality of their leadership practices, improve employee engagement and strengthen job design and teamworking.


This short diagnostic tool helps organisations to critically assess existing practice and offers a resource to stimulate and inform sustainable change. The multiple-choice questionnaire relates to evidence-based workplace practices, all of which play an important role in shaping business performance and quality of working lives.


Director of Workplace Innovation Professor Peter Totterdill says: “This on-line tool helps companies self-assess whether they are already creating innovative workplace practices or whether there is more that they can do.


“It’s a self-administered health check which we hope will open up a new world of knowledge exchange and best practice providing real experiences of how to make great improvements in performance, productivity, employee voice and the quality of working life.
We also provide an in-depth diagnostic including a full employee survey to members of Fresh Thinking Labs.”


Complete the diagnostic and find out what the buzz is about here.