The Wild Idea Club
A Collaborative System to Solve Workplace Problems, Improve Efficiency, and Boost your Bottom LineeBook - 2009
Imagine a workplace where employees don't complain about problems but instead work together in idea-generating clubs to present positive solutions. The Wild Idea Club will help you get there there, by providing managers with an easy, step-by-step approach that harnesses the collective genius of their people to drive innovation, improve efficiency, and increase morale. In tough times like these — with managers facing increasing pressure to get more done with fewer people and less money — encouraging employees to work together to tackle tough issues on their own is not a luxury, but a survival tool. When people start seeing possibilities instead of problems — and can present their solutions to decision-makers who care — something amazing happens: They find themselves actually working together toward a common goal that benefits everyone and their organization. The Wild Idea Club is a guide, a method, and a tool that provides: -Everything a manager needs to get a Wild Idea Club (or three) up and running in his or her organization — and keep it going. -Tips and techniques to help your people generate ideas and select the best ones. -The best ways to capture, record, research, and follow through on the solutions generated by a Wild Idea Club. -Strategies to help your people pitch their ideas. -And much more. Written in a loose and light style, each chapter presents one facet of the concept, illustrated through a story based on real-life examples of Wild Idea Clubs in action. This book will help anyone learn exactly what's needed to create a club in his or her company, no matter its industry, size, or history. Lee Silber is the award-winning author of 13 books, including the popular "Creative Person" series for Random House. Silber owns a successful corporate training company and maintains a busy speaking schedule for clients ranging from Aetna to Wells Fargo. Andrew Chapman has been in publishing for more than 20 years and has taught thousands of people throughout five countries, including a popular book-promotion class for The Learning Annex. He is an award-winning writer, the author of five books and two audio books, and the current president of Publishers and Writers of San Diego. Linda Krall is a strategic illustrator for award-winning package design, branding, and innovation companies, including PepsiCo, GlaxoSmithKline, ConAgra, and other Fortune 500 companies.
Publisher: Franklin Lakes, N.J. : Career Press, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (190 pages)