Super Bowl Champion Coach Bill Belichick teaches the concept that “ideas should be innocent until proven guilty”. It’s true – really. People are too often afraid of ideas. Fresh ideas are usually followed by change and change is not a friend to many. Ideas in and of themselves are not the culprit. It is what organizations, leaders and people do with those ideas that really determine change.
Does your company value fresh thought? Are your people open to being innovative? Do you usher a spirit of collaboration?
This is the exact right time to begin to open your organization to new and out of the ordinary concepts and thoughts. Whether it is a new product launch, a new approach or continuing business development as before – be open to new ideas and create a culture where fear is set aside and an open mind to how you can grow your business or organization is embraced.