DQ1 – The Topic Material “How to Get Your Idea Approved” suggests five key techniques for successfully pitching your idea to key stakeholders, including forming alliances, preparation, positioning your message for the audience, keeping information simple, and answering questions with confidence. Which of these five techniques will be most difficult for you as you work toward problem solution implementation within your organization? Discuss why a particular technique may be difficult, and provide your peers with specific ideas for overcoming obstacles to solution approval and implementation.
How to Get Your Idea Approved
Read “How to Get Your Idea Approved,” by Gallo, from Harvard Business Review (2010).
DQ2 – Based upon your experience with completing the action research project, what suggestions would you give to others about implementing an action research process in order to address an organizational problem? Provide specific suggestions along with links to relevant resources.