“Hey Mr. Bossman! I have a great idea about how we can improve our company……”
“Well, Mr. employee, that seems a little out there. Let me think about it.”
Two months or even two years later…
Mr. Bossman says: “Good afternoon Team! We are here today to implement this great new idea that I have.” Hooray!
In my experience, it’s pretty common to hear from people who feel like their boss or even a team member has stolen their idea without giving them credit for it. The bad part about this is that it can leave a tension between people that can stick around like a student loan. So, how do you deal with that?