8 reasons to share rough (instead of refined) ideas
Do your employees sketch illustrations and jot notes on lunch napkins? Keep those coffee-stained doodles!
Imagine this: Instead of a nice, neat, typed report with computer-generated graphics, you present your boss napkins full of hand-written scrawl. He smiles.
Most employees today wouldn’t dare give a manager something so crude. We bring our napkins back to the office and transfer our thoughts to a laptop. We edit. We polish. And the napkins end up in the trash.
Mike Brown, author of Taking the NO out of InNOvation
, challenges companies to skip this sanitizing process. In a recent post at Brainzooming.com
, he lists eight reasons to turn your team loose with the raw, unrefined material.
Among them: Rough edges open the door to richer brainstorming. And a napkin is less intimidating to employees than a beautiful report. It exudes an unfinished quality that invites workers to take part in the refinement process.
Read the full post here
Does your corporate culture embrace photocopied napkins?