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Double delivery

Processed by: Helicon Filter;When IDEO co-founder Tom Kelley answered audience questions at his recent talk, several audience members asked “How do you get the boss, and corporate types, to listen to your innovative idea?” Tom, essentially said “I often field this question. It’s of great interest to younger people early in their career. Bosses want results.”

 

He suggested:

Double Deliver – Deliver the way the boss wants and also your way. After two or three deliveries with equal (or better results) the boss will likely say, “lets just try it your way next time.”

I was disappointed to hear there Tom has no magic bullets. Group think and resistance to change is as strong as ever; and hence why companies need to learn to innovate and listen or risk losing the younger generations to more innovative companies.

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About the Author : Philip TophamA technologist, with patents in data technologies, Philip joined Knowledge Bank in 2016, to focus creating software tools, like ReviewQ.com, to revolutionize the label regulatory review process. But Debra is the real expert on regulations. Philip blogs about food and dietary supplement labeling regulations.View all posts by Philip Topham

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