Barriers to Innovation at Work

By on October 17, 2017 at 5:16am
Barriers to Innovation in the Workplace


Barriers to Innovation

CFOs were asked, “What is the greatest barrier to your company being more innovative?”*

2017 2012
Being bogged down by daily tasks or putting out fires 33% 49%
Lack of new ideas 26% 5%
Ineffective leadership 20% 2%
Too much bureaucracy 12% 9%
Something else 2% 6%
Don’t know/no answer 7% 29%

Workers were asked, “When evaluating a potential employer, how important is the company’s reputation for being innovative?”

28% Very important
53% Somewhat important
15% Not very important
3% Not at all important

Source: Robert Half surveys of more than 270 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in Canada, and more than 400 professionals working in an office environment in Canada.

*Responses may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.

© 2017 Robert Half International Inc.

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