A Quote by Stephen Shapiro on leadership, management, business, and creativity
Can you imagine how many hot dogs you would have to sell to make a $50K?
This highlights one of the mistakes that organizations make when thinking about innovation.
Although top executives typically keep their eyes on the end game (usually some variation of short- and long-term stock price), as you move down through the organization this changes. The focus shifts to measuring and managing tasks and products (such as selling hot dogs). The reality is, these are only a means to an end.
The solution? Stop micro-managing activities and make sure that every employee understands – and keeps their eyes on - business fundamentals and what matters most. This will enhance both creativity and overall business performance.
Source: Innovation Lesson from The Apprentice: http://www.steveshapiro.com/2008/01/07/innovation-lesson-from-the-apprentice/
Contributed by: ~C4Chaos