What do you do to
encourage new and creative ideas in your workplace?
Whether you call
it continuous improvement, thinking outside the box, shifting the paradigm,
creativity, innovation, or even working more efficiently and effectively, there
needs to be a way to make this possible in your organization.
- Are your policies and procedures so tightly wound (a nicer phrase than
rigid) that there is no room for improvement?
- Do you have managers who stifle good ideas because they think a different
idea will make them look bad?
- Do you hope that the good ideas will “bubble up” or do you have a
process in place that enables them to come up the chain of command seamlessly?
When we do
workshops with clients, we create opportunities for people to freely talk about
effective and reasonable tools from “quality” and “six sigma” are utilized to
measure and accept the best of the best new ideas.
- First by developing relationship, then trust, then opportunity.
- Ideas are captured, evaluated, and given to the correct decision makers
for approval or change.
- Experimental – trial – pilot projects – are created when necessary and
tools for measurement are developed.
Labels: Change Management, idea development, process improvement, Quality