I probably come up with 10 bad ideas before I have a good one (if I’m generous to myself).
Chances are, our colleagues do no better. So for good ideas to surface at work, we need to welcome bad ideas.
What is your organization’s appetite for bad ideas? What happens to people when an idea, a project, or a big initiative doesn’t work? In some organizations, they throw a party to celebrate the lessons learned. In others, heads roll.
How safe is it to have bad ideas where you work?