Whether you are the CEO or the Mail person, the company can benefit by your input. Your input is what you think can grow the company. It doesn’t matter whether the company deals in physical products or something like computer programs or music or whatever.
Ideas of yesterday became the inventions of today. Everything starts with an idea. Anyone in the company can come up with ideas for the company. Computers, copy machines, cell phones and on and on were not here 50 or so years ago. The things we see today will have a different look or be gone altogether tomorrow.
Businesses that except new ideas today will lead the way. Ideas or inventions from their own workforce or from outside will give a company the edge in the future.
As an analogy: let’s look at a town where the city fathers don’t want any new businesses into town. They are very comfortable with status quot. Everything will go along fine for a while. As the kids start moving away because there is no jobs for them, the town starts to decline.
A business that does not accept new ideas is doomed. Unless you are providing food or water and you have the market cornered in the desert, almost everything else can be taken away by competition. Growing and open mindedness go hand in hand.
I am here to open the doors that are shut and grease the ones that are open. I find to many companies will not accept new ideas. It will take a concerted effort by open minded employees to show the way.
For those that are locked into a company that will not look forward, you must find a way. Just look at all the icon companies that have gone under because they kept doing what they did so well for so many years.
Companies that embrace innovation will lead the way into tomorrow. Looking at any suggestions, and a way to incorporate them into the companies plan, will open new monetary doors.
Company leaders that will give credit to employees for submitting suggestions just shows that they are great leaders. Give someone an at-a-boy letter and they will display it proudly, and tell everyone about it. A sincere thank you to the employee will return ten fold what it took to write it, and it cost very little to do it.
Are your companies leaders on the right track? By the way, I dislike using the term managers. People want to be led not managed. If you are the top dog, it’s your responsibility to let your leadership feelings trickle down. You want the leaders under you to be open to their employees.
It is the subordinates responsibility to try to educate the leaders above them. Pointing out that they are on a dead end road unless they embrace change.
I think most employees have a loyalty to their company. They want the company to prosper, so they can prosper. With the leaders and the workers under them working united, innovation and prosperity will continue.