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Who will be the Management Innovator of 2016?

Excitement is mounting ahead of the announcement of the winner of the Management Innovator award for 2016 on December 16. The shortlisted applicants are BP, GBS, CEU, ELMŰ, Ericsson, GYIOT, LABCOOP, Leadaprenaeur and Neticle. And there is still time to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Get to know the submitted projects and vote for the one you feel is best at

Back in May, the Society of Management Innovators (Menedzsment Innovátorok Társasága) announced the Management Innovator Awards in order to find the most innovative leadership, organization governance and human resource management practices and enhance knowledge transfer by sharing and publishing the submitted case studies. 

Some 22 applications were submitted in the first round of the competition. Case studies came from countries as far away as Brazil and Malaysia, while many applicants represented Hungary. Both non-profit and for-profit organizations, services and industrial companies were represented in the competition.

Eight projects were shortlisted by the jury and will have the chance to become the Management Innovator of 2016. There will also be a special award from the BBJ, a yearʼs subscription to the paper, and the jury will also decide on the winner of this in December.

The submitted case studies represent the latest trends of various management innovation topics. Ericcson and Leadapreneur presented different approaches to innovation management. BP, GBS and CEU introduced gamified solutions to leadership and talent management. Labcoop and Neticle demonstrated engaging incentive systems. ELMŰ submitted a strategic controlling case study, while GYIOT was about a new approach to multi-generational cooperation. We will introduce the projects in more detail and announce the winner of the Management Innovator Awards in our January issue.

Members of the international jury include Annicken R. Day, founder, CEO and culture strategist at Corporate Spring, Gergely Hodicska, VP of engineering at Ustream (an IBM company), Dr. József Poór, president of the Hungarian Association of HR Professionals, Annemie Ress, founder of PurpleBeach, and Kim Spinder, pirate and innovator at Avanteers.