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Taming Blue Sky Ideation: Collecting Ideas that are Both Novel and Valuable

IdeaScale

The most common pitfall when running a “general” or “blue sky ideation” campaign is to assume this means you no longer need constraints or a problem statement. The post Taming Blue Sky Ideation: Collecting Ideas that are Both Novel and Valuable appeared first on IdeaScale. Voice of IdeaScale blue sky creativity ideation Innovation problem statementsI frequently hear from some clients the desire or need to hold “general” or “blue sky” campaigns. “We

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The 12 Worst Ideas of 2017 (So Far…) Part 2

Ideanote

The post The 12 Worst Ideas of 2017 (So Far…) Part 2 appeared first on Ideanote. Ideation new ideas

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Last Chance to Submit to the 2017 Innovation Management Awards

IdeaScale

Every year, we ask our customers what topics they would most like to see discussed at IdeaScale’s Open Nation and almost every year, our customers ask to hear about new and creative strategies to engage the crowd in the ideation and innovation process. Don’t miss your chance to tell your innovation success story in the 2017 Innovation Management Awards. The post Last Chance to Submit to the 2017 Innovation Management Awards appeared first on IdeaScale.

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29 Innovation Activities for Your Next Ideation

Innovation Excellence

I often get asked what activities a team should do in ideation to get better results and keep it fun. Consumer Innovation Creativity Feature Of The Week Innovation Processes & Tools Product Innovation Brainstorm collaboration competitive claims Corporate innovation empathy ice breakers ideation activities immersion Innovation Platforms Insights Team building

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Measuring Innovation Performance

Source: 2017 Report: The Corporate Innovation Imperative (Crowd Companies) 66.0 % Greater. 2017 at Manchester United’s home stadium, the Old Tra?ord. better ideation. Ideation ratea. Ideation rate measures the number of. A lower ideation rate could mean.

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Prototyping at each stage of ideation

Board of Innovation

The post Prototyping at each stage of ideation appeared first on Board of Innovation. Read More. lean startup Prototyping

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Ideation Drives Discovery in Customer Experience

Innovation Architecture

The essential practices look remarkably similar, however, and ideation plays a critical role. Organizations mint Chief Customer Officers (CXO) as readily as they mint Chief Innovation Officers. What is it about the Digital Age that causes organizations to mint chiefs of all stripes in the way sheriffs from the Old West would mint deputies to join them on the posse?

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Upcoming 2017 Innovation Conferences, Keynotes, and Workshops

InnovationLabs

We’re going to be participating in quite a few of the best upcoming innovation events that may be of interest to you, including these … Innova-Con 2017 The International Association of Innovation Professionals annual gathering, March 29 – 31 in Washington D.C.

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Corporate Ideation: Why Ideas Die and How to Revive Them | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

Why your ideation tools aren’t working and how to bring ideas back to life. In this article, we cover the definition of the ideation process steps, followed by recommended approach, examples and techniques. This is essential for the execution of design thinking

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How Design Thinking Complements Crowdsourced Innovation

IdeaScale

Ideation: Even though you have been collecting ideas all along, this is the moment to stir up the crowd again. Best Practice Partner Spotlight define Design Thinking ideation problem statement prototype synthesisIn my double role as an innovation architect at IdeaScale and a consultant for innovation management, I rely on a variety of methods to set my clients up for success. Combining methods is one of the ways I make sure they make the most out of their innovation efforts.

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Incentives for Participation or Incentives for Success? What Works?

IdeaScale

In a fast-paced corporate environment where there are many expectations and a steady stream of work, how (and more importantly) why, would you carve out time to contribute to your company’s new ideation platform? Best Practice Voice of IdeaScale career recognition crowdsourcing ideation incentives participation wiser

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Your Corporate Ideation Submission Process Directly impacts the success of your innovation initiatives

Svava

Your Corporate Ideation Submission Process Directly impacts the success of your innovation initiatives The means through which internal team members submit their ideas for innovations, the feasibility of submitting the ideas, the framework for their submission ensuring their quality, and the organization or storage of these ideas (or lack thereof), has a direct impact + Read More. Corporate Innovation Innovation Corporate Ideation Process Ideation Process

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The Stages of Innovation. Where Are You and What Does That Mean for You?

IdeaScale

Best Practice advocacy commercialization diffusion experimentation ideationA brilliant innovation starts with a single step. How does innovation happen? That’s a question that bedevils even the most creative of companies. Innovation is necessary for corporate survival, but where is your company in the five stages of innovation? And what’s entailed in each of them? Step 1: Ideas. The good news is that the first step is the easiest.

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Corporate Ideation: Why Ideas Die and How to Revive Them

Collectivecamp

Why your ideation tools aren’t working and how to bring ideas back to life. In this article, we cover the definition of the ideation process steps, followed by recommended approach, examples and techniques. This is essential for the execution of design thinking

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10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. You're busy. I get it.

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How to Run an Ideation Session | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

Get your team together (ideally between four to eight people) and start brainstorming by applying the following five tips to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome

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Reframe the Problem by replacing Logic with Emotion

Destination Innovation

Brainstorming and Ideation brainstorm data emotion feelings logic meetingIn business we are trained to be analytical. We respect data, targets, percentages, market shares and ratios. MBA students analyse case studies with detailed spreadsheets. We frame problems in terms of metrics and numbers. For example we might ask: How can we increase sales by 10%? How can we double brand awareness in our target market? How can we reduce the time to develop new products from 10 months to 6 months?

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Got a big decision to make? Try the Three by Three method.

Destination Innovation

Brainstorming and Ideation Management Self Improvement choice decision leadership management method option three by threeLet’s say you are faced with a tough problem. You have wrestled with it for a while and now you have to make a decision. One approach is to use what I call the three by three method. You start by considering many options. You narrow this down to three choices. Your current best option, the CBO. A sound realistic alternative. An outlandish idea that might just work.

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Flirting with ideas

HYPE Innovation

Ideation & CollaborationVienna. 1926 and Slawa Duldig was looking forward to a pleasant Sunday walk in the gardens of the Kunst Historisches Museum, a favourite haunt. Except that the prospect on this May morning with its ominous looking clouds was not so inviting – and so to prepare for the likely showers she took a heavy umbrella with her. She captured her frustration in her notebook - ‘Why on earth must I carry this utterly clumsy thing?

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Ideation Software: It’s Not Just for Innovation Departments

Planview

ideation software. Software solutions that power ideation programs around the world are continuing to evolve and expand in capabilities opening the door for other business units beyond the innovation department – from HR to product marketing and for use cases such as improving customer experience and developing new products. Take a look at the following image: There are a few things we can extract from the chart: It isn’t just the innovation department running ideation challenges.

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Top 10 Takeaways from Spigit’s 2017 Ignite Conference

Planview

Last week was Spigit’s 2017 Ignite conference. From a scientist who led the innovation team that developed the Ebola vaccine, to a world renown innovation author, to the VP of Watson Strategic Partnerships at IBM Watson, Ignite 2017 was one for the record books. The reality is, it’s easy for employees to forget about your company’s ideation program. Early executive sponsorship is critical for sustainable ideation programs.

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Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

Brainstorming and Ideation arms brainstorm exercise fluid icebreaker ideation physiology psychologyIt is well known that our physiology can affect our psychology. If our posture is more positive then our thinking is more positive. Researchers Slepian and Ambady report an experiment in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. They had some subjects move their arms in big fluid movements and other subjects moved their arms in short, precise movements.

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Embracing a Continuous Improvement Practice for Effective Ideation

Planview

The thrashing in turn delays ideation—applying the collective intelligence of the organization to advance its charter—because the people who want to pursue collaborative innovation wrestle with (a) identifying the problems worth solving and (b) innovating within the context of the highest priority business challenges. The post Embracing a Continuous Improvement Practice for Effective Ideation appeared first on Spigit.

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How to Run Successful Corporate Hackathons with Ideation Software

Planview

Best practices for corporate hackathons using ideation software. Now that you have context around what hackathons are and why they’re useful, let’s talk about best practices you can use to get the most out of them while using ideation software. While the combination of a hackathon and ideation software can be used to help solve any business challenge or objective, it’s important to hone in on just one problem you want your team to focus on.

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Your Corporate Ideation Submission Process

Svava

Directly impacts the success of your innovation initiatives

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Top 10 Takeaways from Spigit’s 2017 Ignite Conference

Planview

Spigit’s 2017 Ignite conference. From a scientist who led the innovation team that developed the Ebola vaccine, to a world renown innovation author, to the VP of Watson Strategic Partnerships at IBM Watson, Ignite 2017 was one for the record books. The reality is, it’s easy for employees to forget about your company’s ideation program. Early executive sponsorship is critical for sustainable ideation programs. Last week was.

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Ideation Collaboration Software – Did you know your innovation software is an amazing collaboration system?

eZassi

Ideation Collaboration Software: Killing three or more birds with one software. We often find that our prospects and clients are amazed that our innovation software platform replaces or can replace what they need in an ideation collaboration software, killing three or more birds with one software. Here’s how… Ideation Collaboration Software: Unlimited collaboration projects. Ideation Collaboration Software: A collaboration platform that leads to innovation.

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Using the Power of Crowdsourcing to Combat Humanitarian Catastrophes with Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Ideation & CollaborationThat old saying - ‘many hands make light work’ - takes on a particular meaning in the world of innovation. Faced with open-ended challenges which require radical solutions, the more minds we have on the task the more likely it is that the innovation ‘light bulb’ will flash on! Whether we are seeking a radical new idea for a novel challenge or suggestions to help improve an existing situation there’s no doubt that shared creativity is a powerful resource.

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Top 12 ideation techniques to brainstorm your way to new ideas

hackerearth

Does your ideation session with your teammates turn into just another meeting with a few people squabbling and the rest keeping quiet? How do you enhance the likelihood of having successful ideation sessions? While producing new ideas might not be difficult considering how frequently ideas come and go, producing great ideas often requires some inspiration and implementing some scientifically proven techniques of ideation. Techniques That Encourage Ideation.

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Your Corporate Ideation Submission Process Directly impacts the success of your innovation initiatives

Svava

Your Corporate Ideation Submission Process

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Four Ways to Improve Your Creative Confidence

IdeaScale

A 2017 Crowdsourced Innovation Report published by IdeaScale noted that more and more companies are embedding innovation initiatives at their organizations. The report list below the six innovation priorities that companies are focusing on in 2017. Company Innovation priorities for 2017 (in order of importance): Building a culture of innovation. I bake into my schedule each day is at least 15 minutes to walk, pray and ideate. #2

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The Total Economic Impact of Spigit’s Ideation Management Software

Planview

To address this, Spigit commissioned Forrester Research to conduct an independent study examining the value customers receive from implementing Spigit’s ideation management software. To quantify the complete value of Spigit’s ideation management, Forrester analysts conducted in-depth interviews with business leaders from five long-time customers in order to measure the total economic impact over four years. In comparison, our 2017 Business Innovation Report showed similar findings.

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How Ideation Transformed the Culture of the Largest Bank in the Southern Hemisphere

Planview

89% of Spigit customers are leveraging ideation to create a culture of innovation. That’s a stat we uncovered in our 2017 Business Innovation Report. In an article on their blog , Commonwealth Bank describes how their internal ideation program – CommBank Intrapreneur – has been instrumental in transforming its culture. So, how does ideation and creating intrapreneurs – also known as someone within a company who takes risks – enable culture shift?

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13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting

Destination Innovation

Brainstorming and Ideation Management brainstorm meeting mundane question strategyMost management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term urgent problems that need fixing. Discussions focus on routine operational issues and of course these things have to be addressed. However, from time to time you and your team should lift your heads and think about a bigger, brighter future. You should brainstorm strategic and innovative options.

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Key Takeaways from Open Nation 2017

IdeaScale

Most start with ideation and connecting the dots, then they move through a period of development and alignment, and then they’re prioritized. The post Key Takeaways from Open Nation 2017 appeared first on IdeaScale. Last week was IdeaScale’s third annual Open Nation summit – our in-person user conference where innovation practitioners from all around the globe share their stories and best practices.

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Harnessing Good Thoughts: Innovation Management as a Volunteer Opportunity

IdeaScale

With clearly stated goals and constraints, well-crafted questions, effective community engagement, user-friendly tools for ideation and collaboration, and transparent evaluation and reporting processes, you can turn the smart ideas of your most passionate supporters into plans ready for collective action. Best Practice Partner Spotlight ideation nonprofits tim parsons volunteersTHE DISHARMONIUS GOOD INTENTIONS OF STAKEHOLDERS.

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How Ideation Transformed the Culture of the Largest Bank in the Southern Hemisphere

Planview

89% of Spigit customers are leveraging ideation to create a. That’s a stat we uncovered in our 2017 Business Innovation Report. In an article on their blog , Commonwealth Bank describes how their internal ideation program – CommBank Intrapreneur – has been instrumental in transforming its culture. So, how does ideation and creating intrapreneurs – also known as someone within a company who takes risks – enable culture shift? This is employee ideation at its finest.

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Create your own Corporate Miracle Garden

Destination Innovation

Brainstorming and Ideation Innovation Examples & Lessons creativity desert dubai flowers mall miracel garden miracle staid cultureI recently visited Dubai to give a class on Innovation. I asked the hotel concierge for a recommendation of where to visit on a free morning. He listed all the main sights but I had already seen them. He then suggested something new, the Miracle Garden. It is a remarkable place in the Western outskirts of the city.

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Collective Behavior in IdeaScale Communities

IdeaScale

interventions in average) more in communities in which their ideation actions are shaped by patterns 1 and 3 than in communities that follow patterns 2, 4, and 5. Contributions from community members in the form of valuable ideas are seen as strategic assets in the success of IdeaScale initiatives. The larger the community of participants the more diverse views are likely to appear; more diversity increases the chances of producing valuable ideas.

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Incentives for Participation or Incentives for Success? What Works?

IdeaScale

In a fast-paced corporate environment where there are many expectations and a steady stream of work, how (and more importantly) why, would you carve out time to contribute to your company’s new ideation platform? Best Practice Voice of IdeaScale career recognition crowdsourcing ideation incentives participation wiser

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The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

If constructed well, through experienced, trained design thinkers have the ability to draw out all the diverse thinking present, through a fuller inspiration, ideation and implementation mindset. Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking. In the past couple of weeks, I have been spending a fair amount of time on investigating design thinking. This is part one of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks.

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Four Ways to Improve Your Creative Confidence

IdeaScale

A 2017 Crowdsourced Innovation Report published by IdeaScale noted that more and more companies are embedding innovation initiatives at their organizations. The report list below the six innovation priorities that companies are focusing on in 2017. Company Innovation priorities for 2017 (in order of importance): Building a culture of innovation. I bake into my schedule each day is at least 15 minutes to walk, pray and ideate. #2

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What Kind of Company is a Good Fit for Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

After 69 years of growth, Dick’s is a great company ripe for crowdsourcing and they launched their first company-wide ideation platform last year. The concepts that started in the ideation program are now being reviewed by the product development team for potential implementation. DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 and continues to be a family run business today with over 600 stores nationwide.