Innovation is a new idea, more effective device, or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments, and society.
At MSEC, we recognize that innovation is an important aspect of our business. Innovation is necessary for us to stand out from the crowd and to grow along with our members.
To that end, we recently formed an internal Initiative to Inspire Innovation (“I3”). I3 is made up of employees from all areas of MSEC. Employees will serve for one year before cycling out to bring in other employees. I3’s purpose is to seek out new ideas and processes that align with MSEC’s 2016-2020 strategic drivers:
- Excellent member experience
- Healthy growth and expansion
- Promoting the HR profession
- Developing a responsive infrastructure with robust technology
I3 will also examine “the way things are” and explore “the way things could be.” We will start in Q1 with Lean Management training for I3 team members. Recognizing that lean processes are best identified from the ground up, MSEC plans to extend I3 lean training to more employees.
The I3 team looks forward to acting as an “internal disruptor” as we seek to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and most importantly, increase value for our members.