BSBINN201

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make a pro-active and positive contribution to workplace innovation.

It applies to individuals working in any industry or community context, in both small and large organisations who take a pro-active approach to identifying, suggesting and developing ideas about better ways of doing things at a practical operational level in a specific area of activity. While the individual’s overall work is undertaken with some supervision and guidance, they apply discretion, judgement and effective interpersonal skills in order to contribute to workplace innovation.

Topics:

  1. Identify opportunities to do things better
  2. Discuss and develop ideas with others
  3. Address the practicalities of change

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identify ideas for improvements and use information from a range of sources including other people to review and select ideas to put forward for implementation
  • communicate the ideas and seek input from others in order to identify how the ideas could be implemented
  • implement routine changes within scope of responsibility

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the role of individuals in suggesting and making improvements and the importance of pro-active involvement
  • the positive impacts and the challenges of change and innovation
  • examples of the types of changes that can occur as a result of effective individual participation within own scope of responsibility
  • examples of the types of changes that are within and outside own scope of responsibility
  • the typical reasons why suggested improvements or innovations may not be implemented, including operational and management constraints
  • how to prepare and communicate ideas for improvement to maximise likelihood of support

Nominal hours = 35 hours