Canadian government rewards public servants for cost-cutting ideas
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Companies have long recognized that the best ideas can come from those in the figurative trenches, since they're the ones closest to the organization's day-to-day operations. That's a less common notion in government circles, but recently we spotted an example in the form of Canada's new incentive program to reward public servants for their best budget-cutting ideas. Beginning this fall, the new Employee Innovation Program will offer cash awards to public service employees with creative and practical ideas that lead to tangible savings and improved services to citizens. Through the two-year pilot program, which is being implemented in eight departments…
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