Innovations can be analyzed so you can evaluate whether they will work at your organization. Here are some questions to ask when you are in the first phase of innovation: gathering ideas.

  • Have you established realistic goals for this idea?
  • Even if this idea had a positive outcome elsewhere, will it work at your organization?
  • Is there a downside to just skipping this innovative idea?
  • Are the benefits of the innovation sufficient to justify implementing the innovation?
  • Is this innovation necessary because of the introduction of a new technology?
  • Do you have the ability to take the ideas of others and adapt them?

Taken from Innovation at Work: Helping New Ideas Succeed, a self-directed course by Mark Briggs at Poynter NewsU.

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