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Building Better Ideas by B. Kim Barnes

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7 Exploring Views

To explore views means to go more deeply into what team members express when asked for ideas. Too many ideas in business today receive a shallow review and are moved forward because of the pressure of time, an over-focus on results, discomfort with process, or because people don’t believe they are really going to have any influence on important decisions. Once ideas have been aired, and exposed to both positive and negative feedback, it’s time for some critical thinking. You can’t think critically about an idea you don’t fully comprehend, so it’s important to learn more about an idea under consideration before you can begin to develop and improve it. This part of the debate is where the rough edges of an idea that showed up ...

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