How Can Companies Promote Innovation with Diverse Employees?
Diverse work teams can improve innovation, problem-solving, and productivity.
- Patenting Learning Communities (Case Study 1) | Relevant Audiences: Career
Diverse work teams can improve innovation, problem-solving, and productivity. Patenting is one important measure of recognized and rewarded innovation efforts in IT, but female patenting rates are quite low. A few companies have started patenting or innovation communities to increase women’s participation. In order to reap the benefits of diverse innovation, two companies implement “inventor learning communities” to increase female participation in innovation and patenting.
Release Date: November 1, 2008
Type(s): Promising Practices