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Every Employee Has a Role in Innovation

The ideal—whether yours is a restaurant of two employees or two hundred—should be universal participation. Anyone can have the next great idea. Here are four keys to seeing that happen.

Homeroom is a popular mac and cheese restaurant in Oakland, California. (My favorites? The Aged White Cheddar Mac and the Jalapeño Popper Mac.) As her restaurant took off, founder Erin Wade encouraged employees to use simple index cards to share ideas, which they filled out by hand and turned in at the end of their shifts.

Read the full interview with Homeroom founder Erin Wade in Modern Restaurant Management.

Innovation, the late Peter Drucker pointed out in his landmark book, The Discipline of Innovation, is the “effort to create purposeful, focused change in an enterprise’s economic or social potential.” He noted that it’s different than other disciplines.

August 22, 2021 at 12:00:00 AM

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