No risk, no innovation

Does innovation happen because of HR’s systems or in spite of them?
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/10/2003

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s a country, Canada is not good at innovation. The World Economic Forum ranks Canada 12th in the world. Not good. If we don’t get more innovative, we may see our way of life eroding.

And HR professionals are a cautious lot even among carefully stepping Canadians. Managers bemoan what they could have done had they not been prevented by the “cross-every-t-and-dot-every-i” HR person. Of course, it’s important to prevent that which is immoral, illegal or simply ill-advised, but if people are the most important asset, HR should be leading the charge to innovate on the use of their potential.