Top ten tips for preventing innovation give some great ideas many companies are already doing but you may find some your company hasn’t mastered 🙂 For example:
Make performance reviews easy. Create some easy-to-measure metrics (like # of sick-days taken, # of powerpoint slides created, # of meetings attended), and use those for performance reviews. People always gravitate toward the metric. We can run the reviews with a minimum of effort, giving us more time to tell them how to do their jobs. Just an hour a year. Some managers can give feedback in 15 minutes.
The performance appraisal systems used now, are a great way to stifle innovation. If you actually want to look at encouraging innovation, see some of our posts on innovation.
Related: Better and Different – Performance Appraisal Problems – Quality and Innovation – Dr. Deming on Performance Appraisal