What drives Innovation?
This is a question we have been asking our-selves more and more in recent years. Because markets, technologies and customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before, the highly sought-after “windows of opportunity” for establishing innovative solutions open and close at breath-taking speed. For us this presents enormous opportunities, because if we are good, fast and ahead of the field we can play a more active part in shaping progress (or contributing to this process) than ever before. On the other hand, there is also considerable risk: anyone who misses important developments and rests on their laurels will find the march of time leaving them behind even faster and more mercilessly than in the past.
Our customers, for example, silently weigh up good and not-so-good solutions every day, by opting for one and ignoring others. And the more customers we have and more diverse the markets are in which we operate, the more differentiated and specific our solutions need to be.
To develop these solutions we particularly need one thing: the people at Hager Group. A very important aspect of our company is the huge diversity of perspectives, cultures, attitudes to life and experiences of the 11,400 employees who work here. All of them could contribute ideas, varying in scale from the very small to the very large, capable of changing Hager Group. For an idea to become a real innovation, i.e. for ideas to find their way onto the market, we need partners and leaders to help develop them.
Learn more about these “innovation drivers”, but also about the factors that hinder innovation, in our new Hager Group Annual Report 2013. In there, you will also find the facts & figures of the company, current news and the link to the “best of 2013”, our last year’s highlights.