Lately, a coworker and I have been discussing the difficulty we have getting through "red tape" at work and having simple, problem-solving ideas constantly shut down without much discussion or negotiation. This has been an issue for us for several years.
Do you work in an environment where you consistently have ideas on how a task could be done quicker/easier/better but you are not sure who to take those ideas to? If you happen to take those ideas to your supervisor or manager or team leader, are you usually met with an immediate "No, we can't do that because blah blah blah..."? Within your company, does there seem to be a lack of collaboration between departments?
What is the best way to handle these issues?