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Coming up with ideas is MANDATORY

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Very soon after I joined my present company, my yearly objectives were established. Among all, the most troublesome objective I feel is the one that says I should come up with at least one improvement idea every month as a part if the continuous improvement initiative. I find this objective inhibiting my ability to come up with new ideas. Instead of the constraint, there should be some incentive to the person presenting the idea, of course only if the idea is implemented successfully. The incentives could be cash, an appreciation to some goodies, like a chocolate or may be an appreciation letter from the department head, etc. But with the cash incentive problem of favoritism will be pronounced even if the person comes up with genuine ideas regularly. So lets do away with the cash thing. But others are fine. Had the constraint not been there, I feel I would have come up with more number of ideas actively.

So, I guess the right thing to do would be to speak with my manager. Guess what ! The manager who worked with me on my objectives has moved to another project (either she was scared of the complexity of the project or she had the wisdom to see the project going bust). Now we have a new manager. This new manager seems to be more affable, more knowledgeable and less confused that my previous manager. Well, whatever or whoever the manager is, I hope it works out well for me in the long term. Amen.

Written by kaustubh82

May 19, 2010 at 2:56 am

Posted in The Office