Employees have some of the greatest ideas, but the problem is getting them to give those ideas up!
At times, it seems you have to seduce the ideas from them, like pulling teeth!
Your employees can have the best ideas for helping your company grow. It’s only logical; employees deal with customer frustrations first hand. They have a front row seat for regularly occurring problems. They draw success from the jaws of failure. They know the client’s needs in detail, every day.
What your employees experience daily are the things that management has forgotten, or top brass may have never seen.
So why are the greatest ideas from employees failing to make it into practice? Perhaps they are gun shy!
For example, an incompetent manager shuts down an employee with a great idea. The manager might have forgotten the incident, but the employee never will. You can guarantee that the employee will never recommend anything again.
Managers that are smart enough to recognize a brilliant proposal must make sure they encourage future ideas, even if they do not use every idea.