“How to Capture Innovative Ideas (from Your Employees)” KTG webinar from Ethan Burris
Audience: All alumni
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The pursuit and capture of innovation is challenging to say the least. Employees must be invested enough to spend the time and effort to contribute their ideas. Further, there are no guarantees that anything will be done once employees give their suggestions. Once an organization develops a way to solicit employee ideas, executives may find it challenging to sift through them all and arrive at a set of strategic actions to which many constituencies agree and buy in. Selecting the ideas that offer the most value, are feasible to implement and align stakeholder commitment is similarly daunting for senior leaders. This webinar will focus on how organizations can foster an environment that encourages employees to speak up with ideas and develop a process for evaluating and prioritizing ideas once they are on the table.
Dr. Ethan Burris is an Associate Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from Cornell University. He teaches and consults on topics relating to leadership, working with groups and teams, and negotiations. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Burris was named to the "Faculty Honor Roll" by the UT undergraduate students in 2008, 2010, and 2011, received the Hank & Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Undergraduate Classes in 2012, the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011, the ING Professor of Excellence award in 2011, and the 2009 Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Award.
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