Introducing a new idea or making an existing idea to work better at the workplace can be such a huge task. As employees, we desire to have our ideas received with enthusiasm! It’s possible that you have run your idea by your colleagues and Boss.
The problem, however, is that you may be stalling on execution because of the high rejection rate after your meetings and the feed-backs you received from those conversations.
The following tips, you will find insightful;
1. Start Small, but don’t stay small.
If for example, the new idea you are suggesting at your workplace is to begin Mentorship in the business for interns, start first with the interns in your department. Measure improvement, record and share your achievements. With these, you can convince through your current outcomes, that your innovation is the way to go for the business. This will also avail you the opportunity to test run this idea in a smaller measure with lesser impact.
2. Clearly state what the business will benefit from it.
Clearly itemize and always state this in every of your conversation on the subject. Be clear on the short and long term gains your organization will derive from this innovation if implemented.
3. Expect Rejection of this idea, only don’t get buried by People’s rejection.
Do not expect that everyone will agree with this wonderful idea you have come up with. It’s possible for you to experience a 100% rejection at first. Your team may be the first to reject the idea. Doing No. 1 above may give you increased chances of reducing the rate of rejection over time, and eventually convince the business that this will work.
4. Ditch the “What will people Say” Syndrome.
People will always have an opinion. You can’t stop that from happening, you can only determine through your actions, the outcomes of your idea. So focus on what you are driving to achieve.
5. Keep your attitude positive
People regardless of how they feel about your innovation will be drawn to know more about your innovations, give advice on how they think your ideas can work better if you have a positive and open attitude.
Have a lovely week ahead!
About Omolara Omosehin Adeogo:
Lara holds a 9 year-plus work experience that spans across the Transit, Consulting, Telecoms and Market-Research sectors. She is a graduate of Chemistry Science from Lagos State University Nigeria and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management. Lara is a 2 time graduate of Immerse Academy and a WIMBIZ Mentee. She currently works as a project manager in a leading market research organization – Kantar TNS Nigeria. A lover of self-development and life-long learning. Lara loves to make meaningful contributions everywhere she goes. She is married with 2 boys.