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The role of HRM in creating an Inclusive Work Environment to foster Employee-driven Innovation

Büter, J.B. (2020) The role of HRM in creating an Inclusive Work Environment to foster Employee-driven Innovation.

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Abstract:The concept of inclusion refers to full contribution of employees and reaching their full potential. Employees want to feel accepted and unique within an organization, and they want to have the opportunity to express their opinions and ideas freely. Subsequently, inclusion could lead to employees feeling safe to speak up, and to come up with new and innovative ideas. Therefore, inclusion is particularly important for employee-driven innovation (EDI). It is argued that HR specialists can help in creating an inclusive work environment and in stimulating EDI. Therefore, this study examines the role of HRM in creating inclusive work environments to foster EDI. This study showed that HR-professionals can invest in several inclusion-enhancing and EDI-enhancing HR practices. Also, the line manager is seen as the key factor within both concepts. Thus, it can be concluded that an inclusive work environment can stimulate EDI, but it is both the role of HR-professionals and the line manager to contribute to this positive relationship.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82818
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