While it is often believed that innovation occurs in spontaneous and unplanned aha! moments, the truth is innovation is a force of habit. We need to train ourselves to think constantly, approaching old problems in new ways, and recognizing gaps that may not always be apparent. At Infosys, innovation is everybody's job.
Our grassroots approach to innovation means it encourages everyone to stay focused on it all the time, rather than in between things. In fact, it is this unique approach to innovation that has made problem finding and solving second nature to us and has helped us set ourselves apart in the industry.
Humans are wired to identify patterns, form ideas, and create solutions. As children, we're curious to explore how things work and make sense of the world in our own unique way. However, years of training in a certain school of problem solving forces us to unlearn other, more intrinsic methods of the same.
Design Thinking unboxes us, marrying both conventional problem solving methods and intuition. The Design Thinking process asks you to first define the problem and then find solutions, while focusing and empathizing with the user who will ultimately benefit from the solution.
Using this approach, we train our employees to think like designers using rationality and creativity in equal measure to design software, processes and strategies; trying, testing, and improving upon new ideas until they serve a clear purpose.
Can a business learn to look beyond the numbers? Can it use its profits to help others profit as well? Does taking giant strides mean having to leave others behind? These are some of the questions that led to the development of our sustainability policy. We believe that organisations need to focus on more than their 90-day rhythms, emphasizing instead on generating real value and impacting lives
As a responsible corporate citizen, we invest heavily in research to find new ways of bringing about positive changes in our communities. A strong sense of social responsibility is an integral part of our value system. The interests of our employees, our business partners, our local communities, and the environment come ahead of our own; and we work in a manner that supports their growth and well-being at all times.
Infosys Foundation is committed to the communities in which it operates. Established in 1996, the Infosys Foundation was established to support the less privileged sections of society, create opportunities, and strive towards a more equitable society. The Foundation works in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture, and destitute care; collaborating with all sections of society and selecting projects with great care. It also helps preserve certain cultural forms and dying arts of India.
Infosys Foundation USA is a non-profit organisation focused on bridging the digital divide in America. It aims to give children, young adults, and workers across the United States the skills they need to become not just consumers, but creators of technology. The Infosys Foundation USA supports computer science education and training, with the belief that technology and learning can greatly amplify human potential.
The Foundation instituted the Infosys Prize, an annual award, to honor outstanding researchers in the areas of engineering and computer science, humanities, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. Each award carries a prize of USD100,000. The Infosys Prize endeavors to elevate the prestige of science and research in India and inspire young Indians to choose a vocation in research.
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