Generating Good Ideas

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Here is a creative and simple way to encourage ideas from all parts of the organization.

According to Jeffrey Pfeffer (Business 2.0 2006), Google allows anyone to suggest an idea for a new product. “Colleagues then vote for ideas they like so popular projects rise to the top.”

I like the voting element because it still distributes power, and lessens the chance of one person blocking a good idea.