Let The Ideas Flow
– Undeterred creativity
Moreover, in my view, obtrusive and intrusive leadership becomes counterproductive by interfering with the free interplay of individual talent and interest. – Ricardo Semler
In a Nutshell
Businesses need ideas, not just for solving problems but also to keep growing. While most companies look outside for ideas, not too many look within. It’s a simple, yet, powerful way of empowering your employees and finding what the business requires at the same time.
There’s never a dearth of ideas among employees, but it’s not all that easy for each of those ideas to see the light of day. That’s because people are often worried about bypassing authority to reach the relevant stakeholders; or, they’re simply give up after trying in vain to overcome all the bureaucratic red tape.
The only way out is to raze down organizational silos, hierarchy and office politics. They act as impermeable barriers to the flow of ideas and can eventually lead to stagnation or complete failure of the business.
On the other end, when employees feel comfortable with openly sharing their ideas, irrespective of their direct involvement in an issue, it really opens up the horizon.