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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Soliciting Ideas

Most people have the ability and the potential to be creative and innovative. They need only the structure that encourages it.

On an individual level, look for or create settings to solicit ideas from each of your employees. Let people know that ideas are listened to and that, if successful, their contribution is recognized and rewarded.

On an organizational level, one of the most important things you can do to get innovation going is to support an open communication model.

Opening Up Your Communication Model

Sometimes individuals come up with great ideas all on their own. But more often, the really good ideas come from group involvement. You can encourage that interaction by opening up communications, not just among those who ...

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