As the Manager, should you be present in the Brainstorm meeting?

Destination Innovation

You want to hold a meeting with the team you manage in order to generate some really creative ideas. With you there, it is very hard for your team to switch from normal meeting mode to creative brainstorm mode. I facilitated a brainstorm meeting for a marine engineering company.

Making Brainstorming Work

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the meta skills that organisations will need to develop if they are to flex their innovation muscle is the ability to do great brainstorming sessions. Top Reasons why brainstorming sessions fail: Too Less or Too Many people involved in the session.

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What pisses off creative people more than anything else

Idea to Value

Everyone who has a naturally creative spark knows the dreaded feeling. Originally published at What pisses off creative people more than anything else. brainstorming innovationThe moment you realise that you’re actually being discouraged from having ideas because other people think they’re a waste of time. Have you ever experienced this: Your boss, manager or CEO decides that they need to come up with some new ideas for something. […].

Get 12x More Ideas Than Brainstorming

Innovation Excellence

Recognizing that ideas, especially high-quality ideas, are critical to innovation’s success, first Doug Hall and then my team at Innovate2Grow Experts developed an idea generating process that consistently delivers at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming.

How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Rmukesh Gupta

Prime for Creativity. People are generally not in mindset to be creative. We need to get them to a mindset where they can be creative, if our purpose is to get the most creative ideas that are possible. Start by using humour (watch a funny, yet creative video).

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

Fast Company Article “Brainstorming is Dumb” Misses the Point. Brainstorming, Done Properly, Is Not a Tool, It’s A Multi-Step Process. And yet another major publication publishes a misleading article about brainstormingBrainstorming is Dumb.

Artificial creativity (A.C.): Can a computer be creative? It’s scarily close

Idea to Value

In 2013, I wrote a breakthrough article on the nascent examples of computers beginning to generate ideas in a way similar to human creativity. Here I revisit the article with all-new evidence showing how close we are to artificial creativity. Creativity artificial creativity IBM Watso

Brainstorming with innovator Laurie Steiner

Betterific

In this installment of brainstorming with an innovator , we invite Laurie Steiner , who won our wireless innovation competition. See below to learn more about Laurie’s fascinating good deeds and how ADDHD is the secret sauce to her brainstorming. Brainstorming with Uncategorize

Ways to Learn Creativity

Innovation in Practice

Becoming more creative, even just a tiny bit, will enhance what you do everyday, at work, at home, or anywhere. There are various schools of thought about how to learn creativity. I don’t think that’s what creativity is all about.

Interview Jeffrey Baumgartner: How to get one amazing idea

Idea to Value

However, frustrated with the lack of end-product coming out of most brainstorming sessions, he developed a new way to approach the problem: Anti-Conventional Thinking. How successful have brainstorming sessions been in your company?

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Brainstorming with an expert, Richard Ahern

Betterific

Welcome to the second part of our new “Brainstorming with…” series, where we interview two sets of people – the innovation challenge winners and the product developers and innovation experts that sponsor the challenges. Betterific business Brainstorming with

Brainstorming with Innovator Dan Pick

Betterific

We want to make you famous for your creativity. ” This is the first in our “Brainstorming with…” series. MW: What do you when you’re not brainstorming on Betterific?

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges

BrainZooming

Sometimes creative thinking challenges come from inside your own head. In many organizations, however, substantial creative thinking challenges come from leaders and cultures that may say they want new thinking, but seem to do everything they can to scuttle creativity.

Brainstorming with Innovator Thomas Williams

Betterific

In today’s installment of “Brainstorming with Innovator” we invite one of our most prolific and active members, Thomas Williams. MW: What do you when you’re not brainstorming on Betterific? Brainstorming with Challenge Winners Uncategorized

Extreme Creativity – History of Rock

BrainZooming

Looking for Extreme Creativity ? Are you REALLY looking for extreme creativity? Close the door, or put on the headphones, and settle back for extreme creativity in a unique rock music mashup style! – Mike Brown. Do you have a few minutes to spare?

Should the Manager be in the Ideation Meeting?

Innovation Excellence

You want to hold a meeting with your team in order to generate some really creative ideas. Build Capability Case Study Creativity Innovation Brainstorm deference facilitator ideation manager nominal pass the parcel Present

Interview with Dr Simone Ritter: how variety sparks new ideas

Idea to Value

I recently sat down with Dr Simone Ritter to discuss recent research into how creativity happens in the brain, and whether it is possible to improve it. Her focus has been on “unexpected experiences” and how they affect creativity. BBC HORIZON The Creative Brain.

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10 surprising ways to develop your imagination

Idea to Value

If you have an opportunity to be part of brainstorming for new products, new ideas, or new technology, go for it. What can be more imagination-stirring than producing something creative? Creativity creativity imagination

Creative Exercises Designed for Left/Right Brain Types

Innovation Excellence

Richard Haasnoot continues his series for innovators on how to create 12 X more ideas that brainstorming. Continue reading →

Brainstorming with an expert, Matt Nelson

Betterific

In this installment of “Brainstorming with an [innovation] expert” we invite Matt Nelson from Hyundai. Every company I’ve seen use DesignThinker creates their own “special sauce”, from the naming of the process phases to the helper terms that aid in brainstorming.

Know Your Brain Type and Get More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another article about Quantum Idea Generation a process proven to generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. Continue reading → Build Capability Cognition Creativity Uncategorized Brain Assessment Brain Exercises brainstorming ideation Quatnum Idea Generation

Boost Your Creative Output By Working in Small Teams

Innovation in Practice

If you're like most people, these typical brainstorming sessions can be frustrating, one person talks while the rest of you listen. Imagine you're generating ideas in a typical brainstorming session with ten people. That's a huge boost to your creative output.

Strategic Thinking Workshop Success – Beware Too Much Creativity

BrainZooming

Interestingly, the most challenging situation for Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop success is when it includes TOO MANY individuals viewing themselves as creative. That particular session was filled with about 85% HUGE creative egos. So get creative individually.

Which is better – Planned or Emergent Innovation?

Destination Innovation

We focus on a challenge, analyse the problem, brainstorm some great ideas and then put together teams to implement the best ones. Then the director and producer skilfully design a creative and dramatic production. Most innovation initiatives are planned and programmatic.

25 Reasons Why Brainstorming Sessions Fail in Your Company

Idea Champions

Whenever I ask my clients to tell me about the quality of their company's brainstorming sessions, they usually roll their eyes and grumble, noting several of the phenomena below. No tools or techniques to spark creativity. Our brainstorming website. In Defense of Brainstorming.

Why the MBTI test is useless in innovation programmes

Idea to Value

This is a real issue in brainstorming sessions or other idea generation sessions, where often the people invited are the loudest ones with the highest energy, who appear to come up with the most ideas during the session.

CONDUCTING GENIUS: Brainstorm Facilitation Training Reinvented

Idea Champions

We could tell you how awesome our brainstorm facilitation training is, but we're not sure you would believe us. And speaking for a business that's fueled on creative thinking, I can think of no better investment of our time." -- Steve Papageorge, Creative Director.

Good Manners and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Brainstorming sessions can easily devolve into a contest of strong egos or a parade of old, tired ideas and their accompanying resentments. Continue reading → Innovation Creativity innovation process michael graber Southern Growth Studio

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Brainstorming sessions are not innovation. Creative Problem Solving is not innovation. Projects, Projects, Projects. Innovation is complex and difficult — but one thing about it is not. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real.

Time to Upgrade Your Brainstorm Facilitation Skills

Idea Champions

YOU are creative. Which is why you were tapped to lead brainstorming sessions in your company. Towards that end, I invite you to take a few minutes to reflect on the following questions: "How can I upgrade my brainstorm facilitation skills?". Always have been.

Deeper read or quick summary- finding the time

Paul Hobcraft

Certainly I’ve seen or witnessed many brainstorming or management meetings that have asked along a design thinking expert, who pulled out of the hat, like the magical rabbit, a wondrous show to excite, determine and mostly fill an otherwise boring day.

Want to Upgrade Your Company's Brainstorming Sessions?

Idea Champions

"We found Idea Champions in a desparate search for brainstorm facilitation training and haven't looked back. The creative shift came almost immediately after our sessions with Idea Champions began and continued to grow exponentially with each session. Brainstorm Facilitation Training.

Need to Lead Breakthrough Brainstorm Sessions for Your Clients?

Idea Champions

And speaking for a business that's fueled on creative thinking, I can think of no better investment of our time." -- Steve Papageorge, Creative Director. The techniques he taught us have also been built into our internal brainstorms.

Are You an Innovator? Take the Quiz

Innovation in Practice

When I innovate, I "brainstorm" ideas out of my head. B. Methods Practitioner Training creativity assessment creativity method innovation quiz inside the box steven jobsPlace a check mark beside the statement you agree with most. 1. A.

Invest in Innovation Skill Building

Gregg Fraley

I thought by this year in history (2016) everyone in the business world would have a clue as to how to do ideation (aka brainstorming) properly. Another example: charting ideas on a flip chart, well, that’s 1951 brainstorming. Invest in Your Innovation Capacity.

GOT A BRAINSTORM SESSION TO FACILITATE? Remember Yourself!

Idea Champions

Not surprisingly, this great truth also applies to your challenge as a brainstorm facilitator. What follows are nine practical tips to ensure that you will be at your best when it comes time to facilitate an effective brainstorm session: 1. Brainstorm Champions.

How to Keep Small Group Brainstorming On Track

Idea Champions

creative thinking), people need to deal with the basics of their business life -- the stuff that is "on their minds.". Schedule longer brainstorming sessions, so people have the time to "stretch out.". Ask each group to identify a "brainstorm facilitator" to keep things on track.

The 10 Personas of an Effective Brainstorm Facilitator

Idea Champions

You have participated in more than a few brainstorm sessions in your life. There's a ton of reasons why most brainstorming sessions under-deliver, but the main reason -- the Mount Olympus of reasons (drum roll, please.) is the brainstorm facilitator. High Velocity Brainstorming.

Upgrade Your Brainstorm Facilitation Skills the Simple Way

Idea Champions

Idea champions brainstorm facilitation testimonials from Mitch Ditkoff. Want to upgrade the quality of your company's brainstorm sessions? Looking for a simple way to open the creative floodgates? Read this if you think brainstorming is bogus. Here's one way. Covers for our new 142-page facilitator guidebook

Why You Need to Defer Judgment During the Ideation Phase of a Brainstorming Session

Idea Champions

Big thanks to Val Vadeboncoeur, Idea Champions' Director of Training, for this timely article on the importance of deferring evaluation during the ideation phase of a brainstorming session. The same goes for the creative act of brainstorming. High Velocity Brainstorming.

How to Facilitate Breakthrough Brainstorming Sessions for Your Clients in Three Hours or Less

Idea Champions

Here's the deal: You are one of the creatives in a high flying PR, Marketing, or Communications company and have been asked by one of your clients to lead an upcoming brainstorming session.

25 Awesome Quotes on Creativity

Idea Champions

"The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity." - Alfred North Whitehead. The chief enemy of creativity is 'good sense.'" - Pablo Picasso. Creativity is thinking up new things.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

BrainZooming

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