- Provides a multi-level perspective on workplace innovation from well-known specialists in this field
- Integrates theory, research and practical perspectives on workplace innovation
- Provides clear practical guidelines for work place researchers, policy makers and organizations
This book focuses on workplace innovation, which is a key element in ensuring that organizations and the people within them can adapt to and engage in healthy, sustainable change. It features a collection of multi-level, multi-disciplinary contributions that combine theory, research and practical perspectives. In addition, the book presents new perspectives from a number of nations on policies with novel theoretical approaches to workplace innovation, as well as international case studies on the subject. These cases highlight the role of leadership, the relation between workplace innovation and well-being, as well as the do’s and don’ts of workplace innovation implementation. Whether you are an experienced workplace practitioner, manager, a policy-maker, unionist, or a student of workplace innovation, this book contains a range of tips, tools and international case studies to help the reader understand and implement workplace innovation.
Peter Oeij – holds masters of arts in history and sociology (Erasmus University, Rotterdam – NL) and a master of science in psychology (Open University, Heerlen – NL). He was affiliated to IVA Tilburg Institute for Social Research (Tilburg University - NL). He is now a senior researcher/consultant for TNO, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (Leiden – NL) and Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Management, Science and Technology, Open University of the Netherlands (Heerlen – NL). The main topics of his work are innovation management, workplace innovation, social innovation, productivity, flexibility and working smarter, all are on the crossing point of organisation, management and personnel issues. His PhD thesis will deal with team dynamics in innovation projects.
Diana Rus – Diana specializes in innovation management and leadership effectiveness. Prior to becoming Managing Partner at Creative Peas, Diana has worked as a management consultant in Germany, as an assistant professor in organizational psychology at the University of Groningen (NL) and as a visiting researcher at the Kellogg School of Management (USA). Diana frequently publishes her work in scientific and practitioner management journals, presents at various international conferences, teaches in executive education programs and performs research on the effects of leadership and climate on innovation, value creation and innovation in service ecosystems, the effects of HRM practices on innovative performance as well as on identifying HRM practices that are beneficial to embedding open innovation in organizations. Diana holds a M.Sc. In Organization Studies from the University of Tilburg (NL) and a PhD in Management from the Rotterdam School of Management (NL).
Frank D. Pot – is sociologist and emeritus professor of Social Innovation of Work and Employment, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the ‘European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN)’ (2013 – 2017) and member of the Scientific Advisory board of SI DRIVE (Social Innovation Driver for Change; 2014 - 2018). He is publishing scientific and policy articles and being invited as an expert by trade unions, employers’ associations, government and EU-bodies such as DG Growth, DG Employment, EESC, European Parliament, EU OSHA, EUROFOUND. At the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) he was director of research at TNO Quality of Life (2005 – 2007) and director of TNO Work and Employment (1996 - 2005). He was the first chairperson of the Partnership for European Research on Occupational Safety and Health (PEROSH) and member of the Planning Committee of the WHO Collaborating Centres Occupational Health. He was also board member of the European Association of National Productivity Centres (EANPC) and board member and co-founder of the Dutch National Centre for Social Innovation (NCSI). From 1991 – 1999 he was part-time professor of Work and Technology at the University of Leiden.