Have an idea for new way to do things? Did you come up with a concept to change the way a process is done in your office? All you need now is a couple of guinea pigs willing to experiment with your new way of doings thing?
If you really believe in your new idea, why not be your own guinea pig?
Many people say they have a great new idea to change the way things are currently done and improve the status quo, but too few of them are willing to put those changes to the test themselves and “go first” when it really counts.
Most of your team members will be reluctant to try something new and unproven, especially if they think the currently method works perfectly fine.
Even if the current method is actually broken, most people would still rather stick with a tried and true (albeit flawed) method rather than stick their neck out and take a risk on something new and unfamiliar.
If you want to get people willing to take a chance on change, you’re going to have to be willing to be your own guinea pig and participate in the experiment first.
If you can show an improvement in the process by crawling out on a limb and implementing the new ideas yourself, you may find that others are more willing to crawl out on that branch with you and give it try.