Within the last 18 months, Corporate America has adjusted to the new work environment. As we begin to evaluate changes made to business practices, many corporations have discovered that changes made out of necessity have led to positive approaches that will continue into the foreseeable future.
In many cases, giving an employee the freedom and the tools to work from home has created a more productive and satisfied employee. We also noticed that corporate peer relationships changed positively with the increase of online meetings. As the family home turned into makeshift offices and school rooms, the unexpected appearance of a small child or a family pet walking through the background has strengthened peer relationships on a personal level. As we evaluate these changes, we see the perfect opportunity to recognize and reward creative team members for their willingness to be flexible and creative at the same time.
The President of Stellar Kent Corporation, Carol Hall, compares a healthy corporate patent award program to have much in common with the apple orchard that her family owns and operates in Minnesota. Over the last twenty years, she has helped her family choose popular and hearty apple varieties, seasonal produce, and the beautiful wildflowers that will grow in the orchard. She has helped her husband painstakingly plant, attend and protect the vegetation throughout the long hot summer months. That hard work and planning provide an abundant harvest, much like a well-designed patent award program will contribute to innovation, happy team members, a healthy stream of patent applications, and a plentiful harvest of issued patents.
Most companies will identify that a patent award program’s mission is to honor and incentivize inventors, increase patent filings, create interest in the patent process and showcase their company’s creative assets. Inventors say that patent recognition commemorates years of career preparation and hard work with their project team.
The award is the physical symbol of a partnership between themselves personally and their company. It also invokes pride that they were selected to work within a highly recognized corporation in their field. Whether the patent recognition award arrives at their desk, is delivered to their home, is presented at a staff meeting or corporate event in front of peers, this award is permanent and meaningful.
Now is the perfect time to plant the seeds to harvest an impactful, smooth flowing, cost-effective corporate patent award program that will leave your inventors feeling appreciated and proud to work for such a gracious corporation. For over 18 years, Stellar Kent Corporation has helped corporations celebrate innovation and recognize their employees. Stellar Kent offers patent plaques, patent desktop awards, stackable patent awards, acrylic patent awards, crystal patent awards, patent displays, and patent award program management systems.