How to Convince Your Boss to Say “Yes” to Your Genius Idea—Even if it Costs Money
We’ve all heard the phrase “Don’t fix what isn’t broken.” And this is true. Sometimes.
But other times, we have ideas that could take the company to the next level. And even though nothing is broken, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue striving to improve.
If you have one of these epiphanies, you should propose it. But don’t show up empty-handed. New projects that require a huge level of effort and have several dollar signs attached to them will most likely scare off your boss and get you quick and firm “nope.”
Instead, come to the table with a well-thought-out case that not only shows how your proposal will be beneficial, but also how to implement it smoothly.
If you’re struggling with how to prove the worth of your pitch, check out the tips below. You got this!
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Abby is the Health Education Coordinator at American University in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author