The Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapraneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation

Qmarkets

Its rapid expansion from a small, family-run wholesale goods business in 1928 into a multinational conglomerate with 30,000 employees, can be attributed in part to the creative – and ingenious – ways it has crowdsourced ideas from employees.

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. In previous articles, I've addressed the first two of four Quantum Idea Generation elements – diversity and stimulus.

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What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

What is your definition of “innovation”: Turning an idea into a solution that adds value from a customer’s perspective. Coming up with ideas is relatively easy, fast and cheap, but then those ideas need to be executed. Innovation is not just Idea generation.

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines

Gregg Fraley

It occurs to me that most people have the desire, deep down, to use their imagination more — but have no idea how. If you ask your imagination for ideas or visions once a year it’s a bit like that faucet in the back of the house you never use.

Nine Ways to Play at Work

Gregg Fraley

The idea that one should invoke a sense of play around challenges is not a new one. Sunni Brown’s talk on Doodling is a personal favorite because she gets specific about how one can begin to be more creatively playful with problem solving.

Dance Your Challenge

Gregg Fraley

The Creativity and Innovation point of this blog takes about three paragraphs to develop, so business readers, let me tell you a brief story to set it up. Creativity and Innovation aren’t done only by the head. Super creative. Shake Your Booty.

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Got a Great Idea? Don't Take Credit For It

Innovation in Practice

The same holds true in creativity. We want to resist the temptation of judging ideas depending on where it came from. If we like the person, we tend to like their idea. And what this means for you in practice is that you have to find a way to strip ideas of their identity.

The Risk of Not Innovating

Gregg Fraley

You won’t have a pipeline of ideas and nascent products and services. I recently was a guest blogger for Gibson Insurance and I wrote this piece about the risk of Not Innovating. I’ll make the point again here — with fewer words. For more detail, read my post over at Gibson.

Innovation Facilitator Tool Kit

Gregg Fraley

I’m assuming the facilitator is a hands-on project leader who facilitates meetings, such as idea generation or strategy sessions. I am sometimes asked what a Facilitator should have in their kit bag. Here’s my answer — the Innovation Facilitator Tool Kit list.

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10 Elements of an Innovation Mandate

Gregg Fraley

Finds an opportunity area, then the team jams ideas and even does some feasibility and research to polish up a Pitch. Management had an idea for another kind of innovation project entirely, something more strategic, or, something more tactical. Management vomiting on the ideas.

How to Use Diversity to Get Really Big Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Richard Haasnoot zeros on on of four elements of Quantum Idea Generation – diversity Continue reading → Creativity Innovation Diversity ideas

Innovation Strategy Power Tools

Gregg Fraley

What trends and ideas outside our industry might we adapt to innovate? Doing Mash-Ups with creative consumers leads to interesting, and yes, out-of-the-box ideas. Challenge Mapping & IdeaKeg. Do you want to cut through the clutter when it comes to innovation strategy?

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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.

How and Why You Want to Strip Great Ideas of their Identity

Innovation Excellence

Drew Boyd shares examples and strategies for boosting creative output and idea generation in the workplace.

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate

IdeaScale

These insights can become the inspiration sparks of your group’s creative thinking. Bring the “voice of the customer” into the decision making and idea generation. User groups : Hold user group meetings where ideas are shared and feedback is welcomed.

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).

Get 12x More Ideas Than Brainstorming

Innovation Excellence

Innovation will only be as successful as the number of high-quality ideas available to inspire, inform, and guide the process. Continue reading → Creativity Innovation brainstorming Eureka Ranch Oklahoma State research studies

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Idea to Value

While a structured, repeatable innovation process is critical to create and sustain innovation in a competitive, dog-eat-dog marketplace, it alone is not always sufficient to turn a great innovative idea into a profitable “on-the-store-shelves” reality. Innovation requires more than just idea generation. In fact, 90 percent of all survey respondents agreed that generational conflict was a time waster.

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You have a great idea, it just needs a little more work

Ideanote

Initially, I decided to research and write about idea selection for this post. There are many books on idea generation, creativity, and innovation management or techniques, but nothing concrete was recommended dealing with this specific area.

New: Innovate! App Brings Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) to Your Computer and Tablet

Innovation in Practice

This web app (available for an annual subscription of $12) takes you inside the box and into the world of creativity. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can generate thoughtful, fresh ideas to solve a problem or improve a product. Want innovation at your fingertips?

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

For results in idea generation you need a system, a framework, and a wide, deep chest of tools. How can you generate great ideas with a more systemic approach to “brainstorming”? Then brainstorm (that is, do idea generation).

Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Turnover of CEOs is already high, about 14.9 % a year as of 2016*. PwC 2016 CEO Success Study. Does Any CEO Have the Luxury to Ignore Digital Transformation and Innovation? Gregg Fraley and Karen Kirby, copyright 2017. Innovation + Business + Technology = Digital Leadership.

Can you teach people to innovate?

Jeffrey Phillips

Perhaps the closest anyone has come is in Creative Problem Solving, which I would think is probably the best answer to innovation training. Innovation is enabled by specific tools (trend identification and analysis, scenario planning, customer insight generation, open innovation, idea generation, prototyping, etc) but give me a person with an open, curious and inquisitive mind and I can move the innovation world, even without any of the other tools.

Brainstorming with innovator Laurie Steiner

Betterific

I love doing these series, because we get to learn more about our members – what gets them going, why they do what they do, and how they come up with such creative ideas. What BIG idea are you thinking about/sitting on? LS: I love ideas.

Business Innovation Using LEGO Models

Innovation 360 Group

At the International Conference on Knowledge, Innovation & Enterprise , researchers presented a paper on “LEGO Serious Play applications to enhance creativity in participatory design.” boosting the confidence level of participants in their creative potential.

Conquer your Industry with amazing Ideas from employees

HunchBuzz

Conquer Your Industry With Amazing Ideas From Employees. The owner of a company is just one individual and while they might have some great ideas, they cannot be the sole source to continue growth. While a lot of ideas can be gathered this way there is a more efficient way.

Brainstorming with an expert, Matt Nelson

Betterific

In Matt’s explanation of “how an idea becomes a product” you’ll notice that idea generation is the fourth stage of the process. MW: Where do you think good ideas come from? Idea Generation.

Brainstorming with Innovator Thomas Williams

Betterific

Tom has been a member of the site for at least a year and since joining he has been a phenomenal source of innovation and a deep well of ideas. As a member of Betterific myself, it’s fun to see how they bounce ideas off each other and build upon each other’s ideas.

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. And to raise the stakes even higher, your client wants more than just "ideas".

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. And to raise the stakes even higher, your client wants more than just "ideas".

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. Idea Champions

The DNA of Sparking Innovation in a Roomful of People, Some of Whom May Be Skeptical or Cranky

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's assume for a moment that you and your company value BIG IDEAS -- the kind of ideas that have the potential to change the game, differentiate you from the competition, and spark some major business growth. Spontaneous idea generation is great. We are Idea Champions

Find a Sparring Partner If You Want To Innovate

Michael Roberto

Criticism, he argues, plays a crucial role in helping to create breakthrough ideas. They defer judgment at times, making it safe to generate many wild ideas. At other times in the creative process, they engage in healthy dissent and debate. In all circumstances, the key is for leaders to create a safe environment for both wild idea generation as well as constructive critique. brainstorming conflict creativity innovation judgment

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? If your Account Services department (or whoever writes project briefs) delivers vague, incomplete, or hard-to-read briefs to your "creatives", you got trouble in River City. Viable ideas will be refined.

20 Reasons Why People Get Their Best Ideas in the Shower

Idea Champions

During the past 25 years, I've asked more than 10,000 people where and when they get their best ideas. I get all kinds of answers, but the one that has always fascinated me is "the shower" -- maybe because I also get so many of my good ideas there. Another place to get ideas.

Overcoming the barriers to innovation in the legal sector

Idea Drop

In 2015, only 28 per cent of in-house legal clients surveyed for the Best Legal Adviser Report said innovation in their law firms was important whereas in 2016 this rose hugely to 62 per cent.” It is clear that we are getting better at talking about innovation but conversation isn’t enough.

Part 3: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Values Centered Innovation

They get ideas into the pipeline for evaluation and possible implementation. For example: Offer tools/techniques on the IT-system itself for goal-setting, analysis, creative idea-generation, decision-making, implementation-planning at key junctures in the innovation process.

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Gartner Research Insights: 5 Innovation Hacks to Boost your Digital Return

Qmarkets

The CIO's interviewed by Garther say that you can start testing out the crowdsourcing technique internally with a few non-essential ideas. But for many, a practice as spontaneous and creative as innovation may seem something incapable of being measured. Gartner Research, 2016.

Gartner Research Insights: 5 Innovation Hacks to Boost your Digital Return

Qmarkets

The CIO's interviewed by Garther say that you can start testing out the crowdsourcing technique internally with a few non-essential ideas. But for many, a practice as spontaneous and creative as innovation may seem something incapable of being measured. Gartner Research, 2016.