How to Get Your Ideas Approved in The Workplace
New trainees in an organization are often not taken seriously. This article gives a methodical approach to trainees to get their ideas accepted by the management.
So after completing my MBA from a leading MBA college, I am a new joinee to my organization and I have a great idea which can add to the bottom line as well as advertise me to the powers-that-be. However, I am not confident that my boss agrees with me.
First things first. Do I really know that my boss will not agree with me or is it something that I ASS-U-ME (someone said: let me not make an ASS of U and ME)? I need to sound out the office grapevine in terms of my boss’ personality and what makes him tick. Basic stuff: if I make my boss goods good, he will help me. This is not the time to advertise myself, I first need to establish credibility. Therefore I need to give my boss the credit for the idea and hope he will take you along. If not, I go to step 2.
I need to go over my boss and I need to tread carefully.
There is a possibility that my boss will not like what I have done. There is also a possibility that the influencer may think that I am suited for my boss’ role but I may personally not be ready yet. I need to be ready for these eventualities and the consequences.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Prof. Chandra Kant is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and currently, a senior professor at Indus Business Academy, a leading MBA college in Bangalore, India. He teaches, change management, business leadership and Self Management.