…the most current concept of innovation see it as “interactive”, that is interaction between the passions and interests of people, organizational flexibility and a series of weak and strong connections between the organization at hand external institutions.
People are more creative and innovative when they can look into something they like and they care for, therefore a firm should try to couple personal freedom and organizational flexibility.
…people learn informally when they can look into something they like and they care for… I definetely want to take time to look how informal learning and innovation are connected.
For istance Oticon managed to rescue a serious crisis and to become truly innovative by seizing functional boundaries and building a project-based structure, in which:
- People can choose the project they work with
- People can work for more than a project at a time
- People can give up a project when they like
- People are assessed by a mentor outside the group, they can choose such a mentor and even change their if they’re not satisfied at the assessment…
Adding to the list 🙂
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