Some companies are attempting to generate innovative ideas by bringing employees together to work on important problems, writes Alessandro Di Fiore, CEO of the European Centre for Strategic Innovation. This process, known as "jamming," tends to be more successful if you form small teams and allow employees to identify issues that matter to them. "A big mistake is to think that you need to let everyone get involved, but academic research consistently shows that people tend to prefer working in small teams," he writes.

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