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How Do Creative Ideas Get Heard?

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"Imagine you are an employee at a widget-making factory. Sitting at your desk one day, you have an epiphany: You’ve thought of a new way to create widgets that should increase production by threefold. But will your supervisor be supportive of your new idea, or will it be cast aside without due consideration? In a 2015 article published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Roy B. L. Sijbom (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Onne Janssen (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), and Nico W. Van Yperen (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) examined when and why leaders support radical creative ideas voiced by their subordinates."

"Sitting at your desk one day..." 

What about the tradespeople sitting at their workstations, basically with access to only their floor managers? How do they 'get heard'?

Socialize the idea with the floor manager.

Good ideas spread one person at a time. 

Great article, Marlene.  I pitch to a lot of CEO's so this helps. 

I didn't realize you pitch to a lot of CEOs. Cool.

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