Spring 2014 Catalog by Berrett-Koehler

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bk business alan g robinson and dean m schroeder the idea-driven organization unlocking the power in bottom-up ideas ·by the authors of the classic ideas are free ·shows how systematically encouraging and implementing employee ideas can unlock up to 80 percent of an organization s potential for innovation and improvement ·full of illuminating examples from innovative companies around the world such as brasilata hickory chair allianz and toyota too many organizations are overlooking or even suppressing their single most powerful source of growth and innovation and it s right under their noses the frontline employees who interact directly with your customers make your products and provide your services have unparalleled insights into where problems exist and what improvements and new offerings would have the most impact but these ideas are rarely listened to or acted on publication date april 2014 $27.95 hardcover 216 pages 6¹/8 x 9¼ isbn 978-1-62656-123-6 pdf ebook isbn 978-1-62656-124-3 business rights world you might also enjoy alan g robinson and dean m schroeder ideas are free how the idea revolution is liberating people and transforming organizations $21.95 paperback isbn 978-1-57675-374-3 pdf ebook isbn 978-1-60509-017-7 alan g robinson and sam stern corporate creativity how innovation and improvement actually happen $21.95 paperback isbn 978-1-57675-049-0 pdf ebook isbn 978-1-60994-153-6 in this follow-up to their bestseller ideas are free alan g robinson and dean m schroeder show how to align every part of an organization around generating and implementing employee ideas and offer dozens of examples of what a tremendous competitive advantage this can offer their advice will enable leaders to implement 50 to 100 or more ideas per employee per year using examples from around the world they explain what s needed to put together a management team that embraces grassroots ideas and describe the strategies policies and practices that enable or hinder them they detail exactly how highperforming idea processes work and how to design one that fits your organization including teaching employees how to come up with more and better ideas every organization today is being pressed to do more with less but cutting wages and benefits and pushing people to work harder with fewer resources can go only so far ironically the best solution resides with the very people who have been bearing the brunt of these measures with robinson and schroeder s advice you can unleash a constant stream of great ideas that will strengthen every facet of your organization but while the ideas may come from the bottom the effort to encourage and implement them must be led from the top alan g robinson is a professor at the isenberg school of management at the university of massachusetts amherst dean m schroeder is the herbert and agnes schulz professor of management at valparaiso university between them robinson and schroeder have advised hundreds of organizations in more than twenty-five countries on how to improve their performance 16 berrett-koehler publishers