BNET writes on Managers own view on innovation contra the views of their employees. Apparently most managers believe that it's easy for new ideas to travel from the cubicles to the top of the company. This of course wishfull thinking beyond the borders of saneness.
Most CEOs would like to believe theyre open to innovation its the business watchword of our age. According to management professor Bob Sutton, however, few executives actually understand what it takes to be tackle change head-on. For true innovation to happen, employees have to be able to take [a] risk and fail. They also have to feel that they are free to speak out, says Sutton. Executives may talk a lot about innovation but at the same time punish the employees who go out on a limb.
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- Jens Poder