Heading of your post should have been "Impact of Culture of Innovation on the Organisation" OR "Impact of Innovative Employees on the Organisation" and not "employee's impact on organization".
A culture of innovation is always important for the organisation. US MNCs like Apple, Google or 3M thrived because of they fostered culture of innovation. However, fostering culture of innovation begins from the top. What if the top leadership is weary of experimenting something new? What if they are shy of spending on R and D of any kind? What if top leadership prefers competitors creating something new and allowing them to take first mover advantage?
To foster a culture of innovation, first you need to measure process cycle time and your various spend categories. Your innovative practices should reduce either cycle time of some process of some cost. Generating newer ideas is not easy. To generate new ideas, employees should be prepared mentally. For this, their job knowledge and motivation also matters. Therefore, your second task is to train your employees on how to be innovative. The third task is to record information in a very organised manner as to what was increased or decreased because of the innovative ideas generated from the employees. It should be part of your induction training.
My Experience at Cement Plant in North Karnataka: - Once I conducted brainstorming session for the engineers of prominent cement plant of north Karnataka. It was on energy conservation. It is 10th energy-efficient plant in India. In the last five years, energy saving or otherwise, about 1,000 process improvement ideas have been implemented in this plant. Against this backdrop, generating ideas on energy conservation was tougher task. However, my facilitation opened the floodgate of ideas. I had conducted the session in two batches. The following statistics is quite revealing:
a) Batch I
Total participants: - 49
Total Number of ideas generated: - 300
Innovative ideas: - 19
b) Batch II
Total participants: - 39
Total Number of ideas generated: - 99
Innovative ideas: - 17
At the end of the session, participants openly acknowledged that they could not have generated such huge number of ideas on their own. Because of the entire exercise, CEO immediately estimated that they can save power bill roughly by 2-3% Talk to your management and if you wish to hire my services for innovative practices, I will help you.