Internal politics is product management

Helen Bui, Founder of Stash-it and former Head of Innovation Management at News Corp, shares how to champion and execute innovation initiatives at large organizations, and best practices for communicating with key stakeholders


An idea needs group buy-in when working in a corporation.

Your idea is simply using the lens of what’s important to you and applying it to the opportunity you see. 

As a means of research – and getting buy-in, why not ask others about the lens through which they see this opportunity and what’s important about it to them? Create a rising tide of support for the project and help move it along. 

Communications skills are key. They’ll help you negotiate better and build lasting relationships. 

Internal stakeholders are internal clients. Learn how to communicate effectively which each one.