TRIPLE III TIME: Idea Generation Versus Action Planning


Good or bad… I believe today we live in a time that is constantly seeking an open forum for Idea Generation versus (immediate) Action Planning!

It is so difficult to understand and accurately estimate the time and resources required to climb back to a solid “progress-for-all” situation.  Health concerns (both physical and mental), fiscal risk-taking and strategically picking the right social and economic answers will remain a challenge for some time.  Therefore, let us take an entrepreneurship-style leap and promise to keep our minds wide open as we commit to a Idea Generation Versus Action Planning strategy.

Specifically, what am I asking?

I am suggesting that we dedicate some time and surround ourselves with Idea Generators only. Then we would all agree that there are no rules and we have access to a ton of money. Do you think the group would come up with some unique problem-solving solutions? The focus would not require the drafting of an Action Plan… but just a large list of progressive ideas.  No one would have to vote on anything… because every idea would be welcomed and valued.

Interestingly, I believe you would discover:

  • Who is committed to the change you seek.
  • The unspoken creativity that evolves when ideas are written down.
  • The challenge that “if you have a better idea… put it on the table” is HUGE.
  • The progressive power that is felt when comments like: “That’s too old-fashioned”, “It won’t work”, “You don’t understand”, or “You are the one that needs to change”… are NOT allowed.

Bottomline:  Too often great potential ideas die or are never heard due to a rush to develop an action plan. Give IDEA GENERATION Versus ACTION PLANNING the appropriate progress space… and positiveness will result.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on July 3, 2020, in Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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