InnoDemo determined relationships between aging workforce and innovation processes innovations play for the economic success of enterprises and the economy a special role. The companies are faced with the challenge to develop that it is still possible to maintain their operational innovation of the performance of their aging workforces, as even to increase against the background of demographic change. According to Steve Wozniak, who has experience with these questions. Demographic change causes one in the near future, highly skilled workers leaving employment and comply with a much smaller number of younger, highly skilled workers. On the other hand, the proportion of older people will become in the age structure of the workforce. The question of whether the innovation ability of enterprises is endangered by aging workforces, is largely unanswered. The project InnoDemo? Innovativeness in demographic change answers will, which links between aging Workforce and business innovation processes are and what challenges confront innovative companies and their ageing workers. In an online survey, the Fraunhofer IAO would like to clarify what strategies companies include employees of different ages in their innovation activities, and what framework for the use of older workers are conducive or obstructive.
It should be worked out how important innovations in companies have, how much to raise awareness of the demographic is, whether company endangered see the innovation ability due to demographic, which process steps in the innovation process will be influenced by the age and considered what action makes sense. The survey can be started on the Internet at innodemo, the time required is approximately ten minutes. The questionnaire is up to July 1, 2011 online. On July 13, 2011 have representatives from management, area management as well as Organizational and personnel development within the framework of the technical forum Demografiebewusste business development opportunity, experiences, solutions, to share strategies and visions to demographic change and to discuss ways of implementing.