Business Can Learn from Football about OI
The OnRec websited reported that recent research into ‘open innovation’ from Vlerick Business School suggests that companies should organize their human resources policy like a top football club. Professor Katleen De Stobbeleir found that effective people management will promote open innovation, the act of looking beyond company boundaries to cooperate with research centers, companies or other partners for inspiration. The report states that the best ways to draw on influences outside of company boundaries include using social media to connect with the outside world and hiring a diverse range of employees for maximum creativity.
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