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Author Robinson, Alan G
Title Ideas Are Free : How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations
Imprint Oakland : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated, 2006
©2005
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (148 pages)
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Note Intro -- TITLE PAGE -- COPYRIGHT PAGE -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- CHAPTER 1 THE IDEA REVOLUTION -- WHAT'S IN AN IDEA? -- HOW IDEAS DRIVE A CULTURE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE -- THE NEED FOR MANAGERIAL HUMILITY -- WHY ORGANIZATIONS NEVER RUN OUT OF IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES -- OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK'S MAIN POINTS -- CONCLUSION -- CHAPTER 2 THE POWER OF SMALL IDEAS -- EXCELLENCE DEPENDS ON SMALL IDEAS -- SMALL IDEAS AND RAPID ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING -- SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE -- HOW SMALL IDEAS LEAD TO BIG ONES -- THE TRUE CURRENCY OF MANAGING IDEAS -- KEY POINTS -- CHAPTER 3 THE PITFALLS OF REWARDS -- SOME INCONVENIENT EVIDENCE -- WHY DO PEOPLE STEP FORWARD WITH IDEAS? -- THE INVISIBLE COSTS OF REWARDS -- REWARD SYSTEMS THAT WORK -- KEY POINTS -- CHAPTER 4 MAKING IDEAS EVERYONE'S JOB -- "IT'S NOT YOUR JOB TO THINK" -- MAKING IDEAS PART OF EMPLOYEES' WORK -- MAKING IDEAS PART OF THE WORK OF SUPERVISORS -- MAKING IDEAS PART OF THE WORK OF MIDDLE MANAGERS -- MAKING IDEAS PART OF THE WORK OF SENIOR LEADERS -- MAKING IDEAS PART OF THE ORGANIZATION'S WORK -- KEY POINTS -- CHAPTER 5 PUTTING THE PROCESS IN PLACE -- CHARACTERISTIC 1: IDEAS ARE ENCOURAGED AND WELCOMED -- CHARACTERISTIC 2: SUBMITTING IDEAS IS SIMPLE -- CHARACTERISTIC 3: EVALUATION OF IDEAS IS QUICK AND EFFECTIVE -- CHARACTERISTIC 4: FEEDBACK IS TIMELY, CONSTRUCTIVE, AND INFORMATIVE -- CHARACTERISTIC 5: IMPLEMENTATION IS RAPID AND SMOOTH -- CHARACTERISTIC 6: IDEAS ARE REVIEWED FOR ADDITIONAL POTENTIAL -- CHARACTERISTIC 7: PEOPLE ARE RECOGNIZED, AND SUCCESS IS CELEBRATED -- CHARACTERISTIC 8: IDEA SYSTEM PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED, REVIEWED, AND IMPROVED -- KEY POINTS -- CHAPTER 6 FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST -- CHOOSING WHAT TO FOCUS ON -- MAKING FOCUS A WAY OF LIFE -- KEY POINTS -- CHAPTER 7 GETTING MORE AND BETTER IDEAS -- HOW PEOPLE COME UP WITH IDEAS -- IDEA ACTIVATORS
HOW TO BROADEN EMPLOYEES' PERSPECTIVES -- IMPROVING ALERTNESS TO PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES -- KEY POINTS -- CHAPTER 8 LIBERATION AND TRANSFORMATION -- IDEAS AND ATTITUDES -- IDEAS AND RESPECT, TRUST, AND INVOLVEMENT -- IDEAS AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS -- HOW IDEAS COUNTER LEARNED HELPLESSNESS -- IDEAS AND A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURE -- PARTING THOUGHTS -- KEY POINTS -- NOTES -- INDEX -- ABOUT THE AUTHORS
The fact is, because they're the ones actually doing the day-to-day work front-line employees see a great many problems and opportunities that their managers don't. But most organizations do very poorly at tapping into this extraordinary potential source of revenue-enhancing, savings-generating ideas.Ideas Are Free sets out a roadmap for totally integrating ideas and idea management into the way companies are structured and operate. Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder draw on their ten years experience with more than three hundred organizations in fifteen countries to show precisely how to design a system to take advantage of this virtually free, perpetually renewing font of innovation.Robinson and Schroeder deal with two fundamental principles of managing ideas that are highly counterintuitive - the importance of going after small ideas rather than big ones, and the problems with the most common reward schemes and how to avoid them. They describe how to make ideas part of everyone's job, and how to set up and run an effective process for handling ideas-how to take a good idea system and make it great. And they show how good idea systems have a profound impact on an organization's culture. At the end of each chapter they provide "Guerrilla Tactics for the Idea Revolutionary", actions to promote ideas that any manager can take on his or her own authority, and that require little or no resources
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Robinson, Alan G. Ideas Are Free : How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations Oakland : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated,c2006 9781576753743
Subject Corporate culture.;Management -- Employee participation.;Organizational change.;Organizational effectiveness.;Suggestion systems
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Alt Author Schroeder, Dean M
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