Clusters have been proved to a useful development tool – bringing together companies – and people – from similar industries/activities – to share knowledge and  experience, and to collaborate. 

A similar effect can be created locally by bringing together employees from within the company to discuss problems, issues, projects, developments – sharing perspectives from designers, engineers, administrators, and so on.

Such ‘bringing together’ could be formal – company project days, for example – or could simply be the result of shared relaxation/refreshment space.

Think about how you can get your employees to interact with one another – if only 10% of that interaction is directly work-related, you will reap the benefits.