Ideas are Free by Dean M. Schroeder
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Ideas are Free
By Dean M. Schroeder

Ideas are Free

How the Idea Revolution is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations 2nd Revised edition

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Ideas are Free by Dean M. Schroeder

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Because they're doing the day-to-day work, front-line employees see many problems and opportunities their managers don't. But most organizations fail to realize this potentially extraordinary source of revenue-enhancing ideas. The authors of Ideas Are Free use real-world examples from their work with hundreds of organizations to show how to exploit the virtually free, perpetually renewable resource of employee ideas. The book explains how sustainable competitive advantages in areas ranging from productivity and responsiveness to cost reduction and quality assurance are only possible with the attention to detail that comes from getting and implementing large numbers of ideas from employees. Subjects include how to make ideas part of everyone's job, how to set up and run an effective process for handling ideas, how to help people come up with more and better ideas, and how a strong flow of ideas can have a profound impact on an organization's culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576753743
ISBN-10: 1576753743
Format: Paperback
(83mm x 55mm x 7mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Most companies, if they solicit employee ideas at all, essentially just set up a suggestion box, which employees know from experience is where ideas go to die. So nothing happens. The authors explain how leaders can build the kind of idea-driven company capable of implementing fifty to a hundred or more ideas per employee per year.

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Author Biography - Dean M. Schroeder

Alan G. Robinson is an award-winning author, an educator and a consultant. He is coauthor of the bestseller Corporate Creativity, which was named "Book of the Year" by the Academy of Human Resource Management and a finalist in the Financial Times/Booz-Allen Hamilton Best Business Book Award. Dean M. Schroeder spent ten years in industry before going into academia. He is the founder of two companies and as an outside CEO, led the turnarounds of two others.

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