Innovating with People
During our 150th Anniversary, Canadians have been celebrating the achievements of people. As we meet the challenges of an unknown future, we know for certain that people will be involved. Successful companies looking to grow are focusing on their people, emphasizing trust, commitment, relationships and other core values even as they strive to innovate in a highly technological world.
- Our Editorial illustrates how values and analytics combine to show the advantages of a high trust culture.
- We learn that it is important to re-imagine what an innovative worker looks like and re-define business success in an age of technology, and that innovation is a process that starts with an organization’s culture and core values.
- We discover that big data is making it possible to provide personalized medicine and meet the needs of individual patients with depression and other illnesses.
People and Benefits
In an environment where values are respected and people are trusted, benefit packages are designed to be flexible and reflect the changing circumstances of employees whose engagement evolves with their life circumstances. New understandings of diseases like depression make possible new treatments that may render one-size-fits all packages obsolete and result in benefits that are more responsive to the needs of people in the workplace. bh