Don’t get robbed of your own ideas

By Alaya Boykin

Some of us are creative and skilled at crafting good ideas. What company doesn’t admire an innovative employee? Companies look to hire employees who can take them to the next level.

Believe it or not, employees who constantly push the envelope of new concepts can get taken advantage of. Sometimes, when taking an idea to management, it can get warped into something that veers away from your initial vision.

Other times, management might reap the benefits of presenting an idea that you came up with to potential clients, and not give you the credit you deserve. Things could also get messy if you casually tell a co-worker about an idea and he or she steals it.

Have you ever been robbed of a great idea at work? How do you protect your ideas so that you get the credit? If you had a million-dollar idea, would you present it to your boss or would you keep it to yourself and implement it on your own?

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July 9th, 2010
6:44 pm

Silence is golden…