Covid-19. That horrible little thing will only respond to action, the right action.
It takes a lot to transform fear and dismay into resourcefulness and optimism. And a lot more to make a creative idea go live. Consider how vital it is to:
Choose the best solutions. You have great ideas. Which are the best ideas based on the value they will bring when implemented, their originality and their feasibility? The spread of coronavirus is forcing us to make very big decisions with knowledge that is highly imperfect. Every option has pros and cons and time seems to be a luxury. This makes us nervous as to the risks of what we are undertaking in matters in which we have zero experience. But we cannot avoid making the choices rapidly.
Get buy in for your ideas. We may think selfishly – ourselves, our families, our countries first. However when an invisible threat lurks at close quarters we are all better off in ensuring our choices are taken with others in mind. The best way to sell creative solutions is with a spirit of positivity and community even if the time for consultation and dialogue is absolutely minimal. This will also help further effective implementation and risk-sharing.
Make your solutions happen. Whether learning new things online or deciding what restrictive measures to impose on others, action is paramount. Creativity is not only a thought experiment, it is realized only in practice. It is best to transform your ideas into reality sooner rather than later.
Which of your ideas is now ready to go live? When do you start? Good luck!
Keynote speaker, author, trainer and consultant in Leadership, Creativity & Innovation.