The programme commences with an introduction to the Workplace Innovation Diagnostic, an online employee survey tool designed to assess a broad spectrum of workplace practices against evidence-based criteria. It is based on The Essential Fifth Element, a concept developed by Workplace Innovation Europe for the European Commission, demonstrating the benefits of workplace innovation to companies and providing practical guidance on making change happen. Employees and managers are asked to identify their experiences of four types of workplace practice:
- Jobs and Teams
- Structures, Management and Procedures
- Employee-Driven Improvement and Innovation
- Co-Created Leadership and Employee Voice.