Harvard Business Review explains how ideas can abound in your organization and also get overlooked.
- It is not the lack of “more ideas”, “outside the box” or “blue sky” thinking that is the problem.
- The problem is overlooking the good ideas that have already been proposed.
- We have a bias against new ideas when we face uncertainty.
- Research reveals that uncertainty influences to favor practicality.
- The uncertainty that compels to innovate can also cause to reject it.
- Changing the idea approval structure in the organization can solve this issue.
- Democratize idea recognition with an “idea market” in which all participate.
- The “idea market” creates a culture where ideas are recognized and developed.