2022 Annual Conference – Organizing Time for Innovation

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Heidi Bertels
Employee Innovation, Ideation, Project Management
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2022 IRI Annual Conference

This ongoing IRI PILOT Research project aims to identify best practices for how companies can effectively deploy ‘slack time’ initiatives to maximize opportunities for innovation. Slack time is generally understood to be time “during which employees choose what projects to work on and how to complete such projects” (Burkus & Oster, 2012, p. 49). Slack time goes by many names, including, but not limited to, discretionary time, dabble time, noncommissioned time (Burkus & Oster, 2012), and 10, 15, or 20% time.