Expert Advice: Kenneth Freeman, Dean, Boston University School of Management: Make Challenging the Status Quo Acceptable

Kenneth FreemanLeaders need to make it acceptable for employees to challenge the status quo in their companies. We very often become so committed to sustaining our current book of business that we consider activities that aren’t directly linked to it to be a distraction. Create skunk works to enable creativity and new ideas. Provide seed funding and protection for those who think unconventionally. Reward failure and learn from it.

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