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Generate Better Conversations: Create a Safe Space for Innovation, with Tim Harford

Groups of people make more effective decisions when diverse viewpoints are brought to the table. Learn the psychology of non-conformity and how it applies to your team in this lesson excerpt from economist Tim Harford. The full lesson is available on Big Think Edge.

Middle Managers Need to be Empowered to Innovate

We need to push decision making authority as far down the organization as possible. Then people can try new things.

Reviving the Lost Art of Constructive Criticism

Get straight to the criticism, but express it very positively: "Wouldn’t it be even better if we did X, wouldn’t it be even better if we did Y?" 

You're All Grown Up, But Never Stop Experimenting

Try a few new things and yeah, sometimes it will be embarrassing. But maybe that is not such a bad thing. Maybe it’s worth it.