GE and its Global Innovation Barometer 2016

Paul Hobcraft

The top line according to GE has six supporting key findings, many supporting their strategy, which sometimes leaves me uncomfortable in looking often just for validation and not the downsides and implication this might bring: Creativity and problem-solving will be key for future work forces.

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Collaborate to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

How do enterprises use collaboration as a tool for innovation? Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise is a new book by Peter Cook. Continue reading → Book Review Innovation collaboration HR Leadership

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Why I have a problem with the Global Innovation Index

Idea to Value

INSEAD Business School, along with Cornell University and the World Intellectual Property Organisation have just released their analysis of the world’s most innovative countries for 2016. Top 10 Most Innovative Countries 2016, GII 2016. Creative Outputs.

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Making innovation a habit – the birth of the creative leader

Innovation Excellence

culture Innovation Leadership collaboration Creativity Customers education Innovation Management innovative thinking Open Innovation

15 Things to Look for in a Business Collaboration

BrainZooming

I mentioned upcoming business collaboration opportunities for Brainzooming yesterday , including co-presentations, creating content, and developing new workshop and training offerings. What to look for in a business collaboration? The collaboration will yield mutual benefits.

Creative Thinking Exercises – 8 Ideas to Lower Your Creative Stakes

BrainZooming

What if you are a person that freezes up when you think you need to come up with or implement a creative idea ? What if your fear of being wrong is so great that you can’t even start implementing creative ideas that are just for you for fear you’ll goof something up?

Creative Diversity – What group will drive implementation success?

BrainZooming

I attended a presentation on cultivating a creative culture delivered by Michael Perman, formerly of Gap, at The Marketing Conference last week in San Francisco. During his keynote, Perman discussed twenty-plus three-day creativity sessions he organized while at Gap.

Creative Thinking Skills and Place with Chuck Dymer at The IdeaLoft

BrainZooming

Chuck has been an incredible influence on my career, especially as it comes to creative thinking skills. Chuck was the first person I heard deliver an in-depth presentation on creative thinking skills. Creative Thinking Skills and Place with Chuck Dymer.

Can you set targets for creativity? Part 2 – how?

Innovation Excellence

This is the second of two articles on setting targets for creativity. Following on from the first article about the rationale for setting targets for creativity, I’d now like to suggest how and what should happen. Competitions Creativity culture Entrepreneurship Innovation Strategy collaboration Innovation Management technologyThe topic of part 1 is why targets should be set; this part deals with how to set them.

Strategic Planning – 3 Surprising Ways Online Collaboration Works

BrainZooming

We’re big proponents of the value of bringing together a diverse group of people with varied creative thinking skills for strategic planning workshops within organizations and communities. Sometimes we use online collaboration within an in-person strategic planning workshop.

Seven Metaphors to Help Creative Leaders Innovate

Innovation Excellence

Here are seven metaphors to help you drive innovative behaviour as a creative leader. … Continue reading → Creativity Experience Innovation Innovation Innovation Perspectives Leadership collaboration innovative thinking Metaphor Tips to innovate

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.

Creating Physical Workspaces For Collaboration and Ideas

HunchBuzz

A lot of people have heard of ‘creative’ workplaces, such as Pixar and Google, that boast exciting work environments for collaboration that stimulate their employees. Yet what a lot of people don’t recognise, is that the space in which you collaborate, helps you innovate.

Creative Thinking Skills – 10 Ideas for Stimulating Extreme Team Creativity

BrainZooming

We’re developing a strategic thinking webinar for a client on cultivating and sustaining creativity among its salesforce. Part of the creative thinking skills content will come via our Idea Magnets material. Giving “One” for Team Creativity.

The Rise of the Smart Creative (Lessons from Google)

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Book Review Business Models Creativity Entrepreneurship Innovation change collaboration Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Open Innovation

7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training

BrainZooming

What are your expectations from a creative thinking workshop? That is the first question I ask the audience at a Brainzooming creative thinking workshop. 7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training. It takes many ideas to uncover the most creative possibilities.

Creativity At Work: How To Implement And Manage It So It Delivers Innovation

Game-Changer

Creativity at work, how do you implement and manage it so it delivers innovation ? Too little time or money can dampen creativity at work. A safe way to kill creativity is to encourage homogeneous teams. entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Creativity management

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?

Creative Thinking Skills – 9 Fundamentals to Turn Talk into Strategy

BrainZooming

9 Creative Thinking Skills to Turn Talk into Strategy. Remember that although these creative thinking skills are presented sequentially, they may be used in any order. There may also be equally important creative thinking skills not included on the list.

Embrace Weird To Find The Next Revolution

Game-Changer

Innovation is a team sport; which means collaboration. The new stuff doesn’t begin in the mainstream, the first industries to try new stuff are the creative ones: Want to know where the next technology #innovation will emerge? Creativity Innovation Leadership collaboration

Lessons from Pixar and Disney: Creativity is a Team Sport [book review]

Innovation Excellence

Creativity, Inc. Continue reading → Blogging Innovation Uncategorized collaboration Creativity culture education failure Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

He was voted one of the world’s top innovation bloggers for 2014 and is a leader in thought leadership on the science of improving creativity. Creativity, the ability to generate novel and useful ideas, is the seed of innovation but unless it’s applied and scaled it’s still just an idea.

12 Reasons Why Hotel Meeting Rooms Suck for Collaboration

BrainZooming

By and large, hotel meetings rooms suck for actually encouraging people to collaborate and work productively. 12 Reasons Hotel Meeting Rooms Suck for Collaboration. The room configurations don’t allow for people to move around and collaborate with each other.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

In the course of this first month of 2016, I was asked a couple of times what my prospects are for the year ahead when it comes to key innovtion issues. We are headed towards a co-creative platform economy. It will become a hotbed for innovation in 2016 and the coming years.

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Innovation Strategy – 6 Ideas Better than “Clean Sheet of Paper” Creativity

BrainZooming

“Let’s start with a clean sheet of paper to boost creativity.”. We listened to the rationale for adopting an innovation strategy based on broad creative freedom. You’ve been thinking a clean sheet of paper innovation strategy maximizes creativity.

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.

Curiosity: The Key to Creativity and Innovation

Idea to Value

Putting collaboration before competition, and autonomous motivation before rewards. Find more research findings about how to innovate in The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation (Kim, 2016), and follow Dr. Kim @ Kreativity_Kim. Creativity Albert Einstein curiosity

How Hollywood turns this vehicle into any car you can think of using CGI

Idea to Value

In the above video from WIRED , we take a look at the Blackbird, a collaboration between the Mill creative studios and numerous hardware manufacturers. This innovation in the creative arts is another step in using cutting-edge technology to solve very practical problems.

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Is Your Office Design Stifling Creativity?

IdeaScale

Collaboration + Innovation. If you are wearing shoes that pinch, sitting in an office that’s too hot with harsh lighting and a weird smell coming from the new carpet, your brain has less room in it for creativity because it’s busy suffering from a lot of distractions.

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1 Startling Way Creative Thinking Exercises Constrain New Ideas

BrainZooming

Delivering a creative thinking workshop , I was eavesdropping on conversations at five tables full of attendees. One group was starting to use one of our creative thinking exercises. Creative thinking questions should inspire great thinking, not conspire to box it in and limit it.

Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

Last week, we presented a creative and strategic thinking workshop for a Brainzooming reader who leads the national sales division of a global industrial manufacturer. Benefit 3 – Ways to Generate Creative Ideas. Lots of new ideas to facilitate creative and strategic thinking.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

Others then begin to react to your contribution, they start reacting, responding, picking up on this surge of creative energy.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

Others then begin to react to your contribution, they start reacting, responding, picking up on this surge of creative energy.

7 Important Creative Thinking Skills

BrainZooming

We were on a call with an extended creative team generating ideas for client videos. During breaks, I found myself jotting down examples of important creative thinking skills the team was exhibiting. 7 Important Creative Thinking Skills.

8 ways to lower your collaboration threshold

100%Open

Specifically to consciously lower your collaboration threshold to make it easier to work with others. So here are a few ways we’ve learned to lower your threshold for collaboration. In other words make sure you leave room for the creative contributions of others to build upon your work. Learn by doing – Find and test small opportunities to collaborate with others and see what happens. As ever we’d welcome your creative and collaborative comments, questions or builds.

The Perfect Conditions for Entering A New Innovation Era in 2017

Paul Hobcraft

The economies remain weak, the currencies are in a highly fragile state and our banking system has resisted wholesale change and any economic crisis cannot be met by flooding the markets with liquidity but this time around it needs to be on high levels of creativity, collaborations, and innovations.

3 Creativity Lessons from an Afternoon at the Senior Center

BrainZooming

I mentioned that in creativity presentations, I teach people to draw by using letters or numbers – things they know how to use – to uncover their creativity. 3 Creativity Lessons from an Afternoon at the Senior Center. Creative talent isn’t something that depletes.

5 Ways to Fail at Innovation

Imaginatik

Recognize that best practices of innovation are different from how you’re used to working, and force your team to learn the real tricks of the trade – Discovery, Lean Startup, Ideation, Creative facilitation, Design Thinking, etc. Collaborate with some of the best startups.

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Creative Thinking Skills – 12 Things Working and 6 Not Working in Odd Times

BrainZooming

Creative Thinking Skills – Some Working, Some Not Working. Amid the odd times, it’s no surprise my creative thinking skills have varied widely the past few months. I’ve had selective success looking back to previous creative efforts and using them as patterns for new work.

How To Connect People To Drive Innovation

Innovation Excellence

A new way of working that fosters creativity and connects more people than ever before. What is Bimodal People Management? It might be the next stage for your HR department. A new chapter that takes HR on an exciting journey of exploration into uncharted territory of business transformation.

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Idea to Value

Then sign up for your FREE account from Idea to Value to not only get great pieces of insight like this every week, but also free training on improving your creativity and company innovation capabilities from some of the world’s leading innovation experts.

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Enabling Collaboration to Improve Employee Engagement

HunchBuzz

When you think about collaboration, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Collaboration has a different meaning to every individual, but that meaning ties into one thing – how engaged you are at work. The Power of Collaboration and Improving Employee Engagement.

In the blink of an eye, it gets something bigger

Paul Hobcraft

But for the innovation discipline to be truly effective today, we must empower our creative impetus with new capabilities. So in the past week or so we have seen the announcement that Capgemini has acquired Fahrenheit 212 , at present for an undisclosed sum, now that one was a real surprise.