Beata Drzazga – entrepreneur, creator, owner and president of many companies in Poland and abroad, an expert in management, a respected speaker at economic and medical conferences, author of business texts for entrepreneurs, inspires and advises others in business, is also engaged in charitable activities, co-author of scientific papers in the field of health care, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the Upper Silesian Academy of Sciences. Wojciech Korfanty in Katowice.
Today it is no longer possible to function without innovation. They significantly affect the development of various areas of life, such as science, technology, medicine, energy, transportation, education or culture. Innovative approaches can help solve global problems such as climate change, lack of sustainability, limited access to resources and services, disease and many others. Therefore, investing in research and development and creating conditions for the development of innovative ideas is essential for the future of humanity.
Innovation is also key to accelerating business growth. They can improve the quality of products or services, increase manufacturing efficiency and productivity, reduce production costs and improve business processes. The introduction of new technologies from the IT area, such as information systems, applications and tools that enable the automation of business processes, data analysis or access to online sales channels, significantly improves a company’s operations and increases its efficiency.
However, bringing innovation to a company involves financial outlay and human resources, as well as risk. Decisions to introduce new solutions should be thoughtful and based on a cost-benefit analysis. Employees also need to be adequately informed about the benefits of the innovation, including better working conditions, opportunities for professional development, and chances for increased productivity.
The introduction of innovation can also contribute to a change in the structure of the company’s workforce, but this does not always mean a reduction in employment. Many new technologies can increase the efficiency of work and production, which can translate into increased demand for products or services, resulting in more employees in the company.
Automation and robotization of the enterprise are further challenges that can help increase competitiveness by reducing production costs, shortening production cycle times and increasing the quality and precision of tasks performed. Machines and robots can replace repetitive, monotonous work that is dangerous to the health or life of workers, which can improve their working conditions and affect safety in the workplace.