There is no shortage of ideas. When executing a big idea, the need to protect it (and your ego) and the unpredictable chemistry of engagement leaves little room for the right people to provide deeper insights earlier in the process. The reality is that we don’t know anything until we create space for enough (of the right) people to connect and engage with our ideas.
What’s the worst that can happen when people engage in your idea?
Compensating feedback occurs when a well-intentioned idea calls forth responses that offset the benefits of the idea. In other words, “the harder you push, the harder the system pushes back.” We can navigate compensating feedback loops by creating space for your audience to engage in a slower, iterative process that may advance toward a bigger idea with more compelling long-term value.
We can navigate compensating feedback loops by creating space for your audience to engage in a slower, iterative process that may advance toward a bigger idea with more compelling long-term value.
In this clip, Jay-Z talks about the energy of receiving feedback from a live audience. However, what is most interesting about the clip is how (eventually) the audience becomes a part of the performance. He successfully created a relationship between him and his audience, resulting in a more compelling experience. Demonstrating that innovation requires that once you get an idea, you have to get it in front of enough of the right people to create a feedback loop. There is no shortage of ideas.