Let’s call them the “cookie dough” meetings. Think of the bad ideas as dough gone wrong. What elements would you sprinkle in and what would you change in the baking process to ensure that you end up with exceptional cookies?
Improvisational comedy has lot to teach us especially when it comes to how to handle ideas in the corporate world. Ideas are extremely fragile. They appear but for a moment and it only takes one ‘but’ or a ‘no’ to quell it. Rarely do ideas ever survive criticism at the formative stage. It is when … Continue reading Yes and…
(An open letter to the employee who inspired me today.) Dear XYZ (name changed to maintain confidentiality), I logged in today to find you being publicly denounced by many for an idea that you had pitched and put into action. You were one of the few who dared participate in our idea generation contest and … Continue reading Press On!
I talked about ideas in my previous post and what better way to begin than to devise idea generating mechanisms. Best ideas have most often come from our employees. A lot of companies have capitalized on capturing the imagination and ideas of their employees in various ways – be it idea boards, suggestion boxes or … Continue reading Idea generation