Inventiveness as an asset for the entire company


Several hundred thousand euros in savings thanks to employees' ideas

The Hödlmayr Group lives innovation in everyday work with CORE idea,
the module for idea management.

Gurten, 23rd March 2023 – The idea potential of employees can contribute significantly to increasing efficiency in companies. This is reflected in the fact that around 70 percent of all CORE smartwork customers use the CORE idea module, a tool for idea management. Among them is the logistics company Hödlmayr (or Hödlmayr International AG), which operates in 16 countries and is headquartered in Schwertberg in Upper Austria. With numerous in-house developments, targeted investments and innovative idea management, Hödlmayr is constantly driving forward digitalization in vehicle logistics. Ideas are collected internally, awarded prizes and implemented. A win-win situation for all involved.


Innovation-oriented culture

"Large sums of money can be saved if companies make better use of their employees' wealth of ideas," says Patrick Strauß, Managing Director of CORE smartwork. He is all the more pleased to acknowledge the success that the Hödlmayr Group has recorded with the help of the software from his company - CORE idea. "Hödlmayr has already been able to generate several hundred thousand euros in savings since the company introduced CORE idea, at the beginning of 2022. The whole on the basis of more than 800 collected and managed ideas from the employee circle," he adds. Johanna Gösweiner, responsible for digitalization and project management at Hödlmayr, has a similarly positive assessment of the use of CORE in her company in general. "The availability of CORE in several languages allows us to use the communication tool, including idea management, throughout the Group," she says. "We definitely want to maintain the current level at which we operate CORE idea and even deepen the idea process at one point or another," she adds.


Create incentive

"To make the most of employees' creativity, you have to motivate them to contribute their ideas," Patrick Strauß knows. "Rewarding good ideas is therefore important and the Hödlmayr Group does this excellently." Each branch rewards good ideas in its own way - be it through vouchers, payments into group funds or individual bonuses. Once a year, the best ideas from each branch are awarded prizes, and from this the best idea is chosen Group-wide. "This is an extremely attractive way of encouraging employees to get involved. At the same time, appreciation is expressed to them," says Strauß. "That alone leads to increased productivity for a company - not to mention the implementation of the winning idea."

Photo: Hödlmayr

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