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Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. That improved understanding, directly applied to an innovation challenge, is how you get to a breakthrough idea. Insights gained inspire ideas to create something new. Sessions often fail to find breakthrough ideas. Facilitators need to adopt experiential learning tools in their sessions designs. Innovation Session Designs Need More Variety. When you design innovation sessions: Use a variety of experiences.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework. Creativity, and creative ideas, are essential ingredients, and, without other fundamentals , like projects and implementation — great ideas are a waste of time. Someone needs a spark of superior inventive talent, or you won’t have the quality ideas you need to succeed.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Not Design Thinking?” After a bit of gab about projects, Design Thinking, and other industry buzzwords, I promised to get back to him with a more thoughtful answer — and then I changed the topic! Small “i” innovation can be generated at any level, so communicate to all that you seek ideas to improve. If a good idea pops up, by all means resource it and get it into action. His design alone is a huge element of their success.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation. GFi is now offering a new version of MoshPit to discover ideas that exploit new digital technologies. Ideas for innovation projects emerge from the intensive sessions. Ideas are perfected using story telling techniques and paper prototyping.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. Training the teams, having a skilled facilitator in-house, and frequent practice of divergent thinking are essential to effective idea generation sessions. Knowledge of frameworks like Lean, Agile, CPS and Design Thinking are essential. Training Accelerates Innovation.

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

Companies are investing in innovation training, mostly learning frameworks like Lean, Agile, or Design Thinking. When asked to support innovation, or integrate new ideas from an innovation team, they resist — because they are being paid to execute, not experiment. The “ideas” become complaints. Then there is usually not enough communication about what is done with the few ideas that do have merit. She submitted the idea the next day.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

I can almost guarantee you’ll have ideas. This simple combination experiment only scratches the surface, you usually need more scaffolding and structure to go beyond obvious ideas. Why are idea generation tools for deliberate combinations needed? Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and older frameworks like CPS (aka Osborn-Parnes) are all attempts to find the system, the process steps, that will assist in repeating innovation.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. More ideas, better ideas, and tools for amping and refining ideas. Innovation Intensive .

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a popular framework that is viewed as best practice, but it’s only part of the solution. If you don’t know the newer more advanced tools, and some neglected old technologies, including Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, Theory of Constraints, and CPS, you’re missing opportunities. All participants walk away with a shell framework and ideas they can put to immediate use.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking alone will not guarantee success (or any other framework, Agile, Lean, etc.). Very few organization’s are any good at all at Brainstorming/Idea Generation. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not! Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order. Lack of Managment support will effectively kill any innovation program no matter how well conceived.

Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

Classic Improv games are adaptable for visioning, exploration, problem framing, idea generation, solution development, and planning. The key benefit is simply getting to a breakthrough insight or idea much faster. By the end of our time they’re eagerly jumping into “scene work” and jamming ideas and problem frames based on scene-stimuli. There are laughs of course, but that’s incidental to the ideas being furiously written down in notebooks.

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

Power tools and techniques for identifying new markets (Design Thinking). Developing ideas for products, services, and improvements (idea generation). Pitching ideas, prototyping, and resourcing innovation. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Guerilla Innovation Innovation Open Innovation Agile CPS Creativity design thinking innovation frameworks innovation process innovation projects Lean why innovation

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Gregg Fraley

“Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking is comprehensive in its approach and provides compelling methods, insights, tools, and stories from master trainer, Gregg Fraley. The focus is on the front-end-of-innovation, where challenges are identified, ideas are generated, refined, and pitched to management for further development and resourcing.

The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

There also seems this perpetual dilemma of clients’ wishes that are hard to reconcile with operational realities to turn their organizations from being focused on effective and efficient into agile and adaptive ,required for innovation. Wherever possible consultants want to manage as much as possible internally to ‘keep’ the fees generated inside.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

The funnel describes the main stages and gates every idea has to pass through on its way to a product, service or business model innovation. In working with this extended innovation funnel model we have made one more interesting observation: The chances for identifying and implementing successful breakthrough innovations are greatly increased if the individual stages are orchestrated by Design Thinking (see e.g. here).

Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

The race is on for companies to find big, explorative or even “disruptive” innovation ideas. There is a huge noise around what companies should do to find the big ideas. Compared to it, the discussion about the best way of turning those ideas into substantial businesses is almost silent. Depending on the companies’ objectives, these innovation centers are mostly autonomous, designed as corporate accelerators, incubators, Digital Labs or in a blended form.

Déjà vu all over again: Corporate innovation is stuck in a rut

The Future Shapers

Enable the organization to innovate by design. Other established innovators are exploring how to move innovation decisions ever closer to the customer using agile processes, lean startup models and design thinking. They are morphing innovation from a somewhat nebulous but very segmented management process into a more free-wheeling, nimble and agile activity that anyone in the organization can master.

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The Winning Formula for Financial Process Improvement – How TSYS is Defining the Future of Fintech

Qmarkets

Rapidly changing customer behaviours, disruptive digital technologies, and the emergence of agile fintech start-ups means that disruption is an ever-present danger. As a result of this project, TSYS was able to address employee pain points and inefficiencies, enhance corporate leadership strategies, increase savings, and implement lucrative new ideas. This left employees sceptical of the idea that future programs would be any different.

Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

Similarly, you will need a robust process to collect and evaluate ideas in the ideation phase. Number of ideas generated. Number of ideas shortlisted. Number of ideas funded. Setting up a lean but motivated central team that drives various innovation programs across the organization is critical for success. Agility is not an option. Committing your company resources to work on new ideas.

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies

ITONICS

Large corporations have taken steps towards being more agile and adapting to the rapid pace of digitization by improving their oftentimes long innovation processes and giving more autonomy to employees. In their turn, startups will benefit from a generous financial support for their pitched ideas and an access to the global network of experts and customers of Daimler AG ( 40+ markets and a lot of industry knowledge and data). Audi won big time from its Audi Ideas Program.