Grosvenor Property UK
An employee-led experimentation programme
How do you equip and empower everyone within a business to drive the creation of sustainable solutions?
Grosvenor Property UK have an ambitious sustainability strategy and roadmap, but to deliver on it they recognised the need to empower their people to adopt a culture of curiosity across the whole business – to question, to explore and experiment with new thinking in order to create the new models that will help the business thrive into the future.
In addition to supporting with the overall positioning of their “Future+” innovation programme, FutureMakers designed an employee-led experimentation programme that provides all the tools and guidance needed for employees to experiment with sustainable innovation within their roles, the aim being that all employees, no matter the role or business function, are empowered to explore, learn, fail fast and develop new products, processes, and services to benefit the business.
Through a straightforward and clear process from challenge identification through ideation, testing, and implementation, there are no barriers to entry, and employees are provided all the resources and support they could need to incubate their idea within the business – including budget and in-work time.
- £325k in costs;
- 550 tonnes carbon equivalent through a variety of different solutions such as Demand Logic (a company that GPUK has since invested in);
- 150 days of repetitive work through various reporting automation;
- 1600 litres of water through completed trials like rainwater harvesting.
“By working in partnership to develop and launch an employee led innovation programme, FutureMakers have provided creative ways of engaging our entire organisation so everyone feels empowered, motivated and equipped to experiment and innovate with new ideas, products and services.”
Andy Doyle, Innovation Director