From Thomas Davenport’s and Laurence Prusak’s new book What’s the Big Idea? Creating and Capitalizing on the Best New Management Thinking:
More people are pushing more ideas at managers than ever before… If a practicing manager intends to capitalize on the rhetorical energy granted an idea by the business press and the idea propagation industry, there is less time to do so. This all takes place at a time when the management attention to deal with new ideas is increasingly scarce — because organizations get leaner and leaner, and because the information flow within organizations is ever faster. These trends put a premium on selecting the right ideas for an organization. There is little time for addressing inappropriate ideas.
(via Innovation Tools)