Manufacturers that rotate workers through similarly focused locations in short stints can give those employees a broader knowledge base and help them contribute to innovation, argue Philipp Cornelius, Bilal Gokpinar and Fabian Sting. "If processes, machinery, and products differ too much between two plants, the gap between their existing knowledge stocks becomes too large for any meaningful knowledge transfer and learning to take place," they write.
Why focused rotations can improve innovation, learning
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