Encouraging workplace innovation not only helps companies stay on top of the market and defend their bottom lines: innovative workplaces are also happier workplaces, with consistently higher levels of employee satisfaction and retention. Businesses are now paying more attention to the benefits of encouraging innovation than ever before. 63 of companies now have chief innovation officers to help drive new ideas and systems. However, doing it effectively is challenging and time-consuming. In this post, we’ll take a look at 16 ways to encourage workplace innovation and how you can put these to use.