Businesses are stifling employees’ creativity, warns RADA in Business, the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and provider of communication skills training.
Its study of 1,000 workplaces found that 81% have failed to create a culture that encourages new ideas and experimentation. One in four employees says fresh ideas are needed to overcome current problems.
Just over 1 in 5 employees (21%) believe no one wants to hear their ideas and 18% complain that even when they put their ideas forward, they are rarely implemented. One in six (16%) says new ideas are treated with suspicion and criticism and 15% believe bosses actively discourage innovation.