Last Updated Apr 27, 2009 7:53 AM EDT
- The Find: Need creative minds to help your firm innovate its way out of the crisis? Recent research suggests sending your people abroad may do the trick.
- The Source: A write-up of recent research on Kellogg Insight.
This shows us that there is some sort of psychological transformation that needs to occur when people are living in a foreign country in order to enhance creativity. This may happen when people work to adapt themselves to a new culture.While Maddox offers some conclusions of his own:
Knowing that experiences abroad are critical for creative output makes study abroad programs and job assignments in other countries that much more important, especially for people and companies that put a premium on creativity and innovation to stay competitive.Those interested in more complete information on the study can read more in the May issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.