Great leaders know, the next big idea could come from anywhere in an organization. You can support an innovative, idea-friendly working culture, but how can you be sure youâ€™re not missing the next great idea when you canâ€™t be everywhere in your organization? Here are three ways:
- Never criticize an idea in a public setting. EVER. The number of ideas your organization gets from employees depends on the way management responds to mediocre ideas.
- Make it easy and informal to share. Many retail stores and restaurants use a daily huddle to collect ideas, share solutions and boost morale. How would a â€śteam huddleâ€ť or â€śLunch with the Bossâ€ť event look in your organization?
- Donâ€™t take credit for someone elseâ€™s breakthrough. Recognize the ideas â€¦and where they came from.