Marcus invites everyone to suggest innovations to enhance productivity and improve the culture. Junko and Alex compete and tension escalates when accusations are made about stealing ideas. Marcus and Michael present new ideas to the group that are received with varying degrees of success. Carol emphasizes that ideas should be shared. Michael’s innovation of micro bags is put into practice.
Marcus encourages people to offer positive, team-building contributions and innovative ideas to enhance productivity and improve the culture. Junko is pleased to present an idea stemming from her Japanese culture. Alex is furious and accuses Junko of stealing her idea and the two enter a brief argument whilst Alex presents her version. The tensions between Junko and Alex continue. Marcus and Michael present new ideas to the group that are received with varying degrees of success.
Key Learning Points
“Developing new ideas makes us creative. Sharing new ideas leads to innovation.”
HAVE FUN WITH NEW IDEAS
Don’t assume your ideas are best
INSTEAD: Be open to everyone
Don’taccuse others of stealing ideas
INSTEAD: Compliment and share
INSTEAD: Listen and discuss
Don’tsit on good ideas
INSTEAD: Voice ideas so they grow
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