Despite the attraction of big and dramatic ideas, this Power of Small Ideas program demonstrates why it is much smarter to go after small ones. It is impossible to achieve excellence in many aspects of performance - such as productivity, quality, responsiveness, customer service and safety - without getting the little things right. Furthermore, because big ideas are usually highly visible, rivals often quickly counter them. But small ideas tend to remain proprietary. Large numbers of them accumulate into a significant cushion of sustainable competitive advantage.
This program is part of an eight-program series, The Secret of Getting Lean Ideas from Employees, which includes and is based on the book Ideas Are Free. It will show you how to unlock the tremendous potential in your lean initiative by tapping into the ideas of your front-line employees.
Authors and presenters, Dr. Alan Robinson and Dr. Dean Schroeder studied more than 150 organizations in 17 countries to discover what worked, what didn’t, and why when it comes to promoting ideas.
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
By Ahmad K Elshennawy, Gamal S Weheba, PhD