Picture your company’s last strategy or product development meeting. Who was sitting at the table? Probably the usual team of senior leaders who often gather to share thinking with each other.
By only encouraging idea generation among top leaders, you may be missing an opportunity to get critical input from your broader employee base. Oftentimes the team members who work most closely with products or customers will have useful insight on how the organization can innovate and improve to affect the bottom line.
So how do successful companies inspire key stakeholders and encourage employees to share their ideas?
The effort to create a simple employee idea-sharing program could pay off in big ways. Just ask 3M—the Post-It Note® was the brainchild of an employee!
Author: Ashlee Goodman