Workplace Innovation Toolkit

Phase: Anticipation
  • Fostering innovation
  • Support of companies' growth
  • Support of SMEs
  • Training
Senast ändrad: 03 August, 2021
Lokalt namn:

Workplace Innovation Toolkit

Engelskt namn:

Workplace Innovation Toolkit


It is open to any business, from either the private or public sector.

Main characteristics

It is a diagnostic toolkit that is accessed through an online questionnaire of 25 questions, designed to facilitate self-evaluation of the organisation's capacity to be an innovative workplace. It is designed around four pillars: employee engagement, innovation, productivity and training.

Its objectives are:

  • to encourage businesses to take a proactive approach to improve their performance and work practices;
  • to develop a practical approach to assist all businesses and their workforces to identify where there is scope to improve, become more resilient and sustainable, enhance skills, and help maintain and create employment;
  • to signpost businesses to the relevant supports to improve their work place practices leading to improved business performance.

The toolkit produces two reports: a personalised report for each individual respondent, and a company report (generated only if there are 2 or more respondents).

The company report will show the average result for the company’s individual respondents. It provides the basis to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the business and can be used to start the conversation on how best to enhance the business’s capability to prepare, adapt and respond to change and move closer to best practice.

The personal report enables individual respondents to assess their strengths and weaknesses under the four aforementioned pillars.

It has received support and encouragement from the social partners, at peak and lower level.


    • No specific funding required

    Involved actors

    National government
    Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation
    Regional/local government
    Local Enterprise Office
    Employer or employee organisations
    Ibec, ICTU, SIPTU, Forsa and Unite
    IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Skillnet Ireland, Ideas Institute, Workplace Relations Commission and NSAI


    There are no available evaluations/reviews of how the toolkit has performed since its launch in 2018.


    This instrument has been developed and is supported by the social partners (government, trade unions and employer organisations, and other state bodies such as the Workplace Relations Commission), therefore it is naturally more conducive to buy-in from its target practitioners.


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