Implementing HRM & Innovation: The role of Managers Part 1

Our recent PrOPEL Hub Masterclass, chaired by Professor Colin Lindsay, explores theory and practice on the key role of line managers in encouraging workplace innovation and employee engagement. Colin is joined by Dr Anna Bos Nehles from the University of Twente and Liz Reilly and Suzanne Thomas from the Scottish Government/ NHSScotland who provide actionable takeaways from the latest research and lived experience.

Anna starts by outlining the concept of workplace innovation and why it is so crucial for businesses in driving growth. Liz and Suzanne then ground the theory set out by Anna in lived experience as they share their work to develop and implement the iMatter Staff Experience Continuous Improvement Model, a transformative staff engagement journey.

More information and resources on iMatter can be found at

Anna Bos-Nehles is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Twente. For more from Anna check out:

This video forms part of a range of resources on wellbeing and engagement available on the PrOPEL Hub website. Head to for more content and details of upcoming events