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The Idea Pit: 5 Stupid Reasons Smart Ideas Die

by  John Bernard  |  Change Management

In a LinkedIn poll we conducted 80 percent of managers said that less than 10 percent of employees’ ideas ever get implemented. Sad

I often ask managers this question: “Is the key thing a manager can do to engage employees is to listen to their ideas and increase the number that get implemented?”

The consensus of the room is always yes.

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Page Cole  |  27 Apr 2012  |  Reply

Where’s the rest of the blog? I’m very interested!

John Bernard  |  27 Apr 2012  |  Reply

Please click on the title and you will see the rest of the blog. Future blog postings will have a read more link.

Glad you like what you read so far.

John

Chery Gegelman  |  27 Apr 2012  |  Reply

Oh John! What A Powerful Topic! You are totally “preaching to the choir!” I don’t doubt that statistic at all! Check out these TRUE stories! http://leadership.blognotions.com/2012/04/08/what-if-the-solution-your-organization-is-seeking-begins-by-taking-the-air-out-of-your-tires/

Then pair that with this quote from Patrick Lencioni’s new book THE ADVANTAGE. “I am convinced that once organizational health is properly understood and placed into the right context it will surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage. Really.”

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