3. Win:Win

One of the most important skills of being an innovator is ensuring that you create a win:win situation.

Case study

Here’s an example to help illustrate the importance of win:win: Imagine you are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You drive by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus… now click on the video below to find out the solution:

  • Creating a win:win

    Create a win:win for everyone and your idea and business will grow faster and be more successful. The long term success of a business means creating a situation where all involved gain and win in the operation of the business.

    Before you go to any meeting, with a teacher, supervisor, colleague, think:

    • “What do I want to gain from this meeting?”

    • “What things might the other person want to gain?”

    • “How can I help him/her get what they want, so that I can get what I want, so that we both achieve win:win?”

Learning activities

Being able to identify situations where it will be possible to achieve a win:win situation is a useful skill that will help you become more innovative in your approach to potential opportunities:

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