Innovation – How does it get started?

I am a big believer in continuous continuous improvement and workplace innovation driven by people who have their hands on the wagon and know what is not working smoothly. Innovation does not always come from someone sitting at a desk doodling. More often, ideas come from people who are frustrated with the way things work and who are actively thinking about how to do things differently.


“A Desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”

“Don’t Just DO Something, Stand There!

So, I got the LEGO guys in motion and basically stopped everything to generate a picture of people who are not satisfied with the way things are, probably have some ideas for improvement, and need the involvement and engagement of their manager.

It looks something like this:


How does innovation and improvement come about in your workplace?

What kinds of ideas do your people have about doing things more better faster?

Consider spending $20 for a simple Square Wheels toolkit you can use to help generate ideas for improvement in your organization:


For the FUN of It!

Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.

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