How do you get people to support a new idea?
Do you just tell them that is the new way you expect things to happen, or is there a process to get people to buy into your new idea?
Most people would agree that to get people to ensure the success of a new idea or procedure, you want to get the support and collaboration of those impacted by something new.
Here are three approaches to get people to buy into a new idea (Kitch, Bryan. 5 Strategies To Get Buy-in For New Ideas. Mural. April 10, 2023. https://www.mural.co/blog/get-buy-in-for-ideas):
1. Build a compelling case - Make sure the stakeholders understand the value and potential of the idea. To do this make sure you have identified the specific problem, understand how you will measure success, and have a benchmark you can compare your results against.
2. Understand your audience - Understanding the perspective of your audience will determine the best way to present the idea. Providing concrete examples of how an idea has been effective elsewhere or using data to explain your argument, will help the stakeholders understand your thinking.
3. Anticipate and overcome resistance - By understanding the needs and concerns of the stakeholders you can present factual and detailed responses to any objections. This will help to create a more collaborative environment.
By seeking support for a new idea you create an underpinning of assurance and commitment that will lead to success and lay the groundwork for carrying out future new ideas.
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