I had planted an idea about 6 months ago in a colleagues mind about the way we did things at our place. At the time the entire concept was new to him and he rejected it outright. He even stated that this industry was not built for it and such events are impossible to implement here. I didn’t press it and decided to wait.
Meanwhile we had been going through a transition from an unsystematic disoriented way of working to a systematic process oriented one. We now hold regular checks by way of weekly meetings (which still needs loads of improvement). Attitudes have undergone a perceptible difference and this has shaped the way people look at the same things, same ideas and same concepts differently.
In one of our weekly meetings, the same idea was put forward by my colleague and was readily accepted by everyone. The idea was rejected earlier because he was not ready for the idea. We were not ready for the idea. The concept was tried and tested but he had been totally unaware of it and as he had rightly said then, we had neither the system nor the process earlier. The idea would have most definitely flopped then.
The Idea needed the period of gestation for it to cultivate and mature after being sown.