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Your Employees Have Bad Ideas

Experienced managers show doubt in their faces when they hear it said that employees have good ideas. Often, the suggestions for improvement workers offer their bosses are not well reasoned or fully developed—and some are just plain stupid.  Employees are just not that smart.

Wrong. The problem is not your employee’s poor thinking. The problem is the vast majority of people working in our organizations have no idea how to effectively solve a problem.  Ask a room full of people how many of them have every taken and applied a formal problem-solving process. The sad part is there’s no guarantee managers are any more skilled at it than their employees.

  • About The Author

    John Bernard

    John Bernard ‘s work in redefining the fundamental drivers of business performance improvement has led to national recognition as a thought leader in employee engagement. As an equally experienced executive and consultant, his effective articulation of new ways of thinking about management and management systems has led to his forthcoming book, Engage to Win, The Surprising Secret to Extraordinary Employee Engagement. John is managing partner of Portland, Oregon based Mass Ingenuity at Check out John's book at Full
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