Throughout my career I have heard over and over again, and even have said myself, that “there are no bad ideas, all ideas are good.” You and I know that it’s simply not true. Some ideas are bad and some are really bad.
One of my favorite television series is Brain Games on National Geographic channel (braingames.nationalgeographic.com), which often challenges how our brain interprets what we see and that what “we see” often doesn’t reflect reality. This was further exemplified by a quote from Milton Glaser: “We are always looking but … Continue reading
I couldn’t possibly count the number of times I heard that “I work in an environment that requires creativity and lean doesn’t apply to my work.” Over and over again I have offered how important lean principles are to creating an environment for creativity. I am convinced more than ever … Continue reading
A common lament that I hear from most companies, including my old company, is the difficulty they have getting employees to frequently contribute quality ideas (suggestions) to improve the performance of the organization, and even their own work.
The good old “suggestion box” has been around for decades with varying … Continue reading