Peter Oeij: Workplace Innovation as a Form of Social Innovation in the Workplace
 
International Seminar



Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 16:30 - 18:00
Seminar Room at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna

Contact: Ricardo Rodrigues

Speaker: Peter Oeij, Senior Research Scientist at TNO, The Netherlands Organisation of Applied Research

Abstract
Research among 51 companies across Europe dealt with the question if and how work organisations develop and implement workplace innovation (WPI). WPI is innovation by applying human talents and organisational renewal. The purpose of WPI is to enhance not only productivity and performance, but also the quality of work of employees. This session will discuss the findings of the study, and the implications it may have for other work organisations. In the (interactive) discussion it seeks to link with the broader notion of social innovation: what is ‘social’ about WPI and in what way does it address ‘social issues’ ?
Peter Oeij is senior research scientist at TNO, The Netherlands Organisation of Applied Research, and preparing a PhD on team dynamics and innovation. He is participating in the EU SI-Drive project, ‘Social Innovation; Driving Force of Social Change’, particularly in the field of Employment.
Source/material: European Report on 51 casestudies on workplace innovation (Eurofound, 2015)



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