To complement the International Best Practice Competition (IBPC) organisations are encouraged to apply for IBPC’s Organisation-Wide Innovation Award. This award recognises organisations that have embraced best practice learning and combined this learning with their own ideas and creativity to become highly innovative. The award recognises organisations that excel in embedding an innovation culture throughout all facets of their operation from the leadership to employees and covering all stakeholders leading to innovative processes, products and services.

The Organisation-Wide Innovation Award investigates these 10 areas:

  1. Leadership
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Recruitment, Training and Development
  4. Processes, Tools and Techniques
  5. Ideas and Best Practice Management
  6. Facilities and Resources
  7. People and Culture
  8. Stakeholder Relationships
  9. Metrics
  10. Results

The OWIA’s Certification Scheme is used for assessing the applications:

  • Role Model, World-Class, Wow! (7 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
  • Outstanding at an International Level (6 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
  • Excellence at an International Level (5 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
  • Excellence at a Local Level (4 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★)
  • Competence (Professional) (3 Stars, ★ ★ ★)
  • Progressing (Minor Deficiencies) (2 Star, ★ ★)
  • Deficient (Major Deficiencies) (1 Star, ★)

The process of entering the award is the same as for entering the International Best Practice Competition and similar rules are applied.

An entry form can be found on this page and the format/timeline of the award here.

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