To have innovative ideas isn’t that simple, not to mention coming up with these ideas and truly implement them. And as we know, the more innovative and disruptive the ideas are, the more difficult to perform them. However, difficult doesn’t mean impossible, does it?
In this article I am going to list the main assumptions I always have in mind when it comes to developing of my ideas and my clients’. I am sure it might be useful for you, too.
— Also read: Do you know what is an idea?
7 assumptions to develop a good idea
In what follows, I listed the seven main assumptions I always consider when implementing the projects I get involved in. I also explained how you should face each one:
1. To be sure I am in love with the project
The pathway to the success is a little bit difficult, but it is much easier to go through it if you are in love with the purpose of your project. You will be able to implement your ideas only if you are optimist and confident, so you really need to love what you are up to do.
2. Make all partners involved believe in the idea
More than hiring or establishing partnerships with experienced professionals, it is important to build an alliance with people who really believe in the idea and who can get involved with the purpose of the project.
In this way, you will have friendly shoulders during those moments in which the obstacles arise; also, people that are really involved with the ideas will bring significant contributions to overcome the challenges, improving the project on both creative and productive ways.
3. Always look for innovative ways to solve the problems
Implementing an idea is a big challenge when problems start to appear. That’s when a mindset oriented to innovation can help a lot. Remember that innovating doesn’t always mean create new ways, but also to find different ways to use what is already available.
By letting creativity flow, you will have enthusiasm during the periods of problem solving. Otherwise, you might feel unmotivated and abandon the project half way through.
4. Work in order to create an outstanding experience to the client
Another excellent way to feel motivated in implementing ideas is to work focused on client experience. When projects go in this direction, work gets easier. Instead of thinking only about the benefits you are going to have with the creation of a new product, for instance, think on how this new product can bring a new and exciting experience to people who will use it – do some research, go to the field; get to know well your target-audience, their desires and needs. Thus, in the end of the project, you will have positive results and will see that implementing your idea was worthwhile.
5. Learn quickly from your own mistakes
Mistakes are unavoidable. The key here is to learn from them – and quickly. If you don’t face the mistakes of the process as learning opportunities, you might become discouraged.
With a mentality turned to quick learning and decision making in order to fix what went wrong and get through it, you will gain productivity, avoid boredom and see your project implemented in a faster way.
6. Partner with smarter people
You can’t either know nor do everything. You need to trust in your partners. That’s why being surrounded by people who know more than you will make the ideas be implemented much faster, and become a success.
The hint is: know well your weaknesses, see which abilities you don’t possess (or don’t have enough time to acquire) and look for partners to suppress them.
7. Never sacrifice quality
When we are implementing ideas, turning them into projects, we tend to hurry up. It’s natural and healthy when we want to see results of what we have in mind. However, be aware so the hurry doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your work.
If it’s necessary choose to take a longer way, to think a little bit more, extend the deadline to finish your project, but be certain the result will have the full quality.
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