The early stages of a new idea are the hardest to evaluate and measure. So how do you keep from stifling innovation before it has a chance to truly succeed?

If you harness your new ideas with metrics too early, they won’t have a chance to get off the ground. Harvard Business Review states that “to build a durable engine of innovation inside your organization, you need a way of making the transition from those early activity metrics to a more defensible set of metrics demonstrating the impact and value you’re creating. That transition is a mix of engineering and gut feel — not unlike building an on-ramp and then using it to merge into zippy traffic.”

Read more about nurturing new ideas, and developing effective early metrics to measure success at Harvard Business Review.

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