Encouraging Employee Creativity

 

Successful small businesses have creative employees. The Inc.com blog offers some tips this week on how to encourage good ideas from your employees. Among their suggestions:

  • Use effective motivation tools. Money tops the list here.
  • Demonstrate to your employees that good ideas can come from anywhere.
  • Keep employees focused on your core business.
  • Ask employees questions when you face a problem. Give them feedback on their ideas, too.
  • Keep in mind that employees are also customers, in many cases.
  • Make the idea box fun and creative.
  • Have an open door policy.
Bernard Roesch About Bernard Roesch

Bernard Roesch is co-founder and Managing Partner of Mission Consulting. Bernard’s background in the early years of his career was spent in the manufacturing sector, making his QuickBooks perspective a unique one – he understands the intricacies of a complex environment and then applies his strategic skills accordingly.