Sunday, 11 April 2010
"Idea System" or "Wits"
I refer to the "Insight" article by Cassandra Chew in the ST dated 9 April 10 on an interview she did with American innovation expert Alan Robinson. I cannot help thinking the "Idea System" refers to the "Wits"(Work Improvement Teams) that were in vogue during the 1990s. If I am not wrong the Japanese pioneered them. In those days our Civil Service, statutory boards, some govt. educational bodies, etc. were very active in such we called "brainstorming" activities. In fact there were contests organised and cash awards were given out for such activities. Well, after so many years the "Wits" is now known as "Idea System" in the the present so-called "Innovation" era?!