Invite employees to offer three levels of new and innovative ideas:
- Unusual ideas that are certainly possible.
- Out-of-the-box ideas that you’ve heard about from other places that you think could be remotely possible.
- Really off-the-wall ideas that might be absolutely crazy.
The second- and third-level suggestions you hear will stimulate practical ideas you can use.
— Adapted from Managing in a Team Environment, John Robert Dew, www.amazon.com.