Baby steps aren’t only good for Infants! According to author Jeffrey Baumgartner, taking small steps is actually a good idea when it comes to implementing ideas. Especially “big, crazy, breakthrough” ideas, as he puts it!
He doesn’t just leave readers hanging – Baumgartner offers solutions to completing the final phase of the innovation process (implementing ideas) based on techniques used by the field of personal development. These methods include:
- Personal Development Planning (PDP) – Break the goal down into smaller, achievable steps. Envision each step.
- Applying it to innovation – In business, a creative idea is essentially an original way of achieving a goal. However, trying to implement the idea in one fell swoop would be a massive undertaking. Breaking implementation up in small steps makes the idea easier to sell to your boss and more doable.
- Responsibility – Someone needs to be in charge of each and every baby step to ensure its completion. This empowers the owner of the idea/organization to take steps toward implementation.
Click here to read more. And, remember, ‘baby steps’ can lead to big results!
– The IDEAWorks® Team
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”