Are you the type of person that sees something through to the very end?
That is, are you an implementer?
If not, don’t feel too bad: most people aren’t natural project managers.
And that’s become very clear to us as Juice has worked with companies seeking to be more innovative, as they go through the i5 Innovation Process. Organizations often embrace and dive right into the first four steps of the i5 with vigor. It’s just that last step—Implementation—that continues to be the runt of the litter, so to speak.
As a result, we’ve seen organizations have great ideas eroded for reasons including:
In other words, without the ability to set your project into motion—that is, to implement it—your great idea can’t go anywhere.
But here’s the good news: you don’t have to be a savvy project manager to get things done. In fact, there are many easy-to-use and effective tools that can help real teams bring their innovations to fruition—provided someone owns and takes responsibility for that last step of the innovation process.
Let’s explore each of those tools, shall we?
Don’t spend all that time and effort on an innovation, only to hit a dead-end once implementation time rolls around. Take control of implementation—and reap the rewards of your breakthrough idea.
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Co-Founder of Juice Inc, Author, Trainer and Speaker
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