Solveer
Encourage learning with entrepreneurship within the company
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Observation

I have worked in a large company as well as small agency, and currently freelancing while working on my startup.

One thing I notice is that once I start my entrepreneurship, I crave to learn many different thing either through reading or attending course, to learn the necessary skills I need to have as a founder. Similar behavior also exhibits all my peers, and basically everyone starting their entrepreneurship journey.

So what could it be that motivates people the most to learn new things?

Conclusion

The answer is personal gain, could be in form of capital gain, social status and passion.

As capitalistic as it may sound, nobody would want to learn anything new if they don't know for what purpose the knowledge can be used and what they could gain from it.

Money is the primary reason why someone is employed, and someone will work harder to get a promotion. The same principle applies to education; without foreseeable gains, trying and learning new thing will feel like a waste of time.

Solution

SOLVEER is a process where all employees regardless their position, have the chance to team up, learn, and solve any existing problem within the company, and will be able to exchange their pioneering solution with rewards, and even turn it into their own startup.

The process encourages learning different skills and collaboration between employees to develop a team to solve the problem, as well as cooperation between department, educators, and the company itself to facilitate learning.

How would you stage or advertise your hack?

#1) PAST

Firstly, the SOLVEER process need to be communicated to everyone. The top management and departments can share story of work related problems they've encountered before, and how they'd prefer it to be solved. They can mention rewards to attract attention.

#2)PRESENT

Any interested employees can start to team up to get the 'bounty'. The company will assign educators and relevant experts to help the learning process and may even give funding for potential solution.

People can work on the idea during their slow day or even outside work hours.

#3) FUTURE

Once a solution has been thoroughly developed, each team can arrange a meeting with the top management. Ideas will be given feedback and if approved, can be exchanged for promotion, cash rewards or even company shares.

If the solution is deemed to have a larger market potential, the company could offer the team to execute the idea as a separate business and may invest on said business or treat it like a child company.

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