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How to Approach Your Manager With a New Idea

Have you got a great new idea that you would like to take to your boss but are unsure how to approach them? Apart from bringing your them a nice cup of coffee, here are some handy tips that can help get your new ideas approved!

Step 1. Research your idea

Before approaching your manager, it’s important that you research your idea in depth. The more you know, the better you’re able to explain it.

Step 2. Make a list of pros and cons

Understanding the pros and cons of your idea will enable you to present all the benefits and drawbacks to your manager, should the company proceed with your idea.

Step 3. Have a plan of action

Prepare a detailed plan showcasing how you intend to implement your new ideas. This will show that you are serious about your proposal and are eager to put it into action.

Step 4. Organise a meeting

Avoid walking into your manager’s office for a quick chat every time you have a new idea. Instead, request a formal meeting so that you will have enough time to discuss your plan.

Step 5. Be confident

It will be difficult for anyone to believe in your idea if you don’t seem to believe in it yourself. Presenting your proposal in a confident and assured manner will go a long way. Good luck!