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IJM launches Innovation Lab to drive innovation

By Shawn Ng | TheEdgeProperty.com
Friday, 11 August 2017 19:18:45 PM

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PETALING JAYA (Aug 11): IJM Corp Bhd has launched an Innovation Lab at its headquarters here to nurture a culture of innovation among its employees and to develop and execute value-driven breakthrough ideas for the company, customers as well as the various industries it serves.

Equipped with an 86in touch-screen smart panel and flexible fixtures that are designed for co-working, the lab has been set up to create a space for employees to engage and ideate across a spectrum of themes to solve business challenges, as well as for knowledge sharing and rapid learning.

“The lab gives a boost to our existing office, opening its doors to a new audience and transforming it into a centre of innovation and collaboration. This is a space where our talent can come together with external talent and partners in an inclusive environment, to exchange ideas and to challenge the status quo,” IJM CEO and managing director Datuk Soam Heng Choon said in a press release today following the launch of the lab today.

“We want our employees to push their boundaries, be more imaginative and creative, and be bolder in driving breakthroughs regardless of their role,” he said.

He added that the threat of disruption is real, and to remain relevant, IJM has to foster a culture that spurs creativity and experimentation.

“What we know is there is an overwhelmingly positive effect that an innovation and intrapreneurship focus can have on the people and culture of our organisation,” he told those present at the launch event.

Meanwhile, deputy CEO and deputy managing director Lee Chun Fai said the company wants to empower its employees by giving them the freedom to pursue their entrepreneurial interests and help them bring it to life.

“Intrapreneurship not only leads to promising and profitable new products and services across multiple industries to drive the bottom line of the business – it is a vehicle for company-wide transformation,” he said, adding that this means encouraging employees to dream big, have the willingness to invest in their ideas and allowing them to learn from failure. — theedgemarkets.com

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