21 February 2006

Employees Are the Most Precious Resource... Do Something About It!

The notion of employees as the most precious resource of government and corporations is widely known and accepted. Surprisingly, many employers do not leverage the creativity of their employees, even if the ability of expressing one's creativity is increasingly important.

Fortunately for employees and employers alike, there are ways to engage employees in expressing their creativity and to meaningfully translate ideas into better services, products, profitability. Case in point in a recent post by Toby Ward (as reported by James Robertson): the British Telecom (BT) online idea jar (savings of U$173M over 4 years) and IBM's IDEAS program, generating approx $17M in 2001 alone.