SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – AhnLab Inc., Korea’s major security software provider, has come up with a new, expanded scheme to encourage employees to make voluntary R&D suggestions called “iQ.” The focus of the latest revision is on raising the probability of commercial success of the suggested ideas.
Up until now, the company has commercialized employee-suggested ideas from the iQ scheme into successful products including the APrM (AhnLab Privacy Management) private information protection solution, DICA (Dynamic Intelligent Content Analysis) that detects virus in document files, and TrueFind that is embedded in its V3 antivirus program to diagnose and eliminates malignant codes.
The original iQ scheme, short for “ideas qualified,” has been introduced in 2008 as a way to institute constant innovation within the firm by inspiring employees to be more participating. Ahn Hyun-jin, AhnLab’s senior manager in charge of personnel, said, “The two keywords of iQ scheme 2.0 are participation and shared development. It is intended to create as many commercially viable innovations from employee-level ideas, rather than giving awards to good ideas. Through the new scheme we’d like to see many more products and services come out of the pipeline.”
By Sean Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org)