Some of us share ideas freely, not caring who uses them or for what purpose. Some of us are more guarded, protecting our ideas and strategically selecting those that we share ideas with. Many of us share in some situations but not others – and with some people and not others.
Help inspire cutting-edge innovation research: When are you most likely to share your new ideas with others? Why? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or privately email me at caneel [[at]] g mail. I will credit very helpful responses when I eventually publish this research. Thanks!UPDATE: Are there any situations where you have ever wondered if you ought to save an idea for sharing later – or maybe even never? To give some background I am designing a laboratory experiment about idea sharing. I am trying to figure out which conditions I should create to encourage idea withholding vs idea sharing. Thinking back into different organizations you’ve worked in / collaborations you’ve considered, what were deciding factors for you or your colleagues in terms of deciding whether or not to share new ideas?