While executive and management ranks clearly have the right tools at their disposal — encouragement, time, and resources — to do great work, individual employees seldom feel they do. “My supervisors do not seem receptive to new ideas and implementation,” one employee told us. Added another: “No matter what you do, [my boss] says it’s got to be her way.
”These are disturbing conclusions. If executive endorsement of innovation comes off as largely empty talk, employees are likely to become disillusioned, perhaps cynical. Even those who are self-motivated may stop caring, unless they have the backing — material and moral support — from their leaders.
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