You have another great idea, you are certain that this one ‘has legs’ as one or another senior boss has a habit of saying around the office. You try not to think about the discarded ideas that you have put forward in the past because this is really the one that will get you noticed, make your year.
Once upon a time your boss got excited about all kinds of ideas, before he or she was business-itized, out of necessity you understand; at least in respect on how to assess a new idea for viability.
I’ve written previously on the topic of bringing forth your ideas as Filling Gaps. But not from the angle of the higher up. Even if you have not ever seen the business world from this angle, it behooves you to familiarize yourself with the concepts if you want to improve and move up. Going higher up the hierarchy in your company means paying greater and greater attention to the ability of your team to provide value that is tangible (i.e. bankable) regularly, as in every quarter.
“I broke multiyear projects into pieces that delivered important capabilities every quarter. The tempo of business is measured in three-month cycles, and quarterly operating and sales results are the basis for many (maybe even most) business decisions. When you show the CEO and other executives that you are getting things done in 30-, 60-, and 90-day cycles, you build credibility, and the executives approve your projects and budgets.”
~ Mike Hugos, What I Learned My First Day as a CIO
So look at your idea from this perspective. You may have to tweak it so that you can play up the aspects which will help your boss to achieve this goal of tangible improvement.
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