Using numerous examples, Robinson and Schroeder argue that the employees who interact directly with your customers, make your products, and provide your services are in the best position to see where problems exist and what improvements and new offerings would have the most impact.
"Great ideas to think about"
Because they're doing the day-to-day work, front-line employees see many problems and opportunities their managers don't. But most organizations fail to realize this potentially extraordinary source of revenue-enhancing ideas. The authors of Ideas Are Free use real-world examples from their work with hundreds of organizations to show how to exploit the virtually free, perpetually renewable resource of employee ideas.
Turn creativity from a hit-or-miss proposition into something you can count on with this highly-praised program. Its co-authors, Alan G. Robinson and Sam Stern, are top thinkers in the field of corporate creativity and together they have advised dozens of major organizations in the United States and abroad.