Employers have been trying for longer than you might think to nurture a culture of collaboration and innovation in the workplace.

It is more than 100 years since food maker Heinz and technology company NCR installed “suggestions boxes” at their United States factories to give workers a say in how their businesses should be run.

But the idea appears to date back further, to 1770, when the British Navy established a scheme that let soldiers express ideas to superiors without fear of punishment.

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Employers have been trying for longer than you might think to nurture a culture of collaboration and innovation in the workplace.

It is more than 100 years since food maker Heinz and technology company NCR installed “suggestions boxes” at their United States factories to give workers a say in how their businesses should be run.

But the idea appears to date back further, to 1770, when the British Navy established a scheme that let soldiers express ideas to superiors without fear of punishment.

Read More at stuff.co

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Employers have been trying for longer than you might think to nurture a culture of collaboration and innovation in the workplace.

It is more than 100 years since food maker Heinz and technology company NCR installed “suggestions boxes” at their United States factories to give workers a say in how their businesses should be run.

But the idea appears to date back further, to 1770, when the British Navy established a scheme that let soldiers express ideas to superiors without fear of punishment.

Read More at stuff.co

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