In Search of the Perfect Brainstorm: An Update of Collaborative Ideation

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The 10 Commandments of Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

The Sins That Ruin Idea Generation. Redefine Brainstorming If You Want Results. . It’s okay to hate Brainstorming. ” Well, you bother because you need ideas. There have been many studies of brainstorming and articles written.

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Team based idea management

Ideanote

Peter is a Customer Success Manager in a Sports company. Now, hearing the pains and celebrating the gains while having the power to decide, means Peter gets a significant amount of ideas each day and so does his team. So, what happens with all those ideas? Hearing ideas and solutions from his team members can get overwhelming. Peter needs structure and a platform where all ideas can be acknowledged, shared, voted upon, rated and finally, acted upon. Meet Peter.

How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation

InnovationManagement

Here are five ways to break the pattern and gather a wealth of ideas for your organization. Many companies find it hard to prioritize ideation. The post How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

There is such a thing as a bad idea! 10 Mistakes to avoid when brainstorming

The Future Shapers

While it can be fun to brainstorm at a round table strewn with multi-coloured markers, oddly-shaped sticky note pads, scattered candy, and Rubik’s Cubes, ideation sessions often prove to be wasted effort. Here we explore 10 common mistakes made when setting up brainstorming sessions.

What is the Process for an Employee Innovation Challenge?

InnovationManagement

A growing trend over the past several years has been to host internal innovation challenges.

Structured Brainstorming – Walking the Tightrope

Ideanote

The post Structured Brainstorming – Walking the Tightrope appeared first on Ideanote. Digitalization Idea Management brainstorming collaboration Digital transformation digitalization fuzzy front end idea management idea management platform ideation innovation technology

How can Idea Management improve your company?

Ideanote

We previously talked about 5 benefits of using an Idea Management Platform. What is an Idea Management Platform? An Idea Management Platform makes your work easier and declutters your workspace. You are able to communicate throughout departments and have your ideas seen by top management. Here are 5 more benefits of using an Idea Management Platform in your organization. The post How can Idea Management improve your company?

Seven Free Brainstorming Tools for 2019

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is the start of innovation, but sometimes you need a little push. These brainstorming tools will help you find the creative momentum you need. Google Docs offers a sort of collaborative scratch paper for brainstorming, while Google Sheets offers a more organized approach to sort ideas and leave notes. If you need to bounce your ideas off somebody, but don’t want to lose those ideas along the way, Slack is a handy tool.

How can your team benefit from using an idea management platform ?

Ideanote

Peter is a Customer Success Manager in a Sports company. Now, hearing the pains and celebrating the gains while having the power to decide, means Peter gets a significant amount of ideas each day and so does his team. So, what happens with all those ideas? Hearing ideas and solutions from his team members can get overwhelming. Peter needs structure and a platform where all ideas can be acknowledged, shared, voted upon, rated and finally, acted upon. Meet Peter.

What Is Idea Management Anyway?

HunchBuzz

Her work had asked her, and her colleagues, to come up with some new ideas towards a project they had commissioned. When I mentioned ‘Idea Management’ to her, her eyes went blank. Yet Idea Management is something that shouldn’t be ignored, as any idea is the raw material for innovation if you allow it to be. So what is Idea Management? The idea itself. The suggestion box provided a platform to get ideas, but not to evolve them.

The US Coast Guard and Rapid Adaptation: “There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Textbook Hurricane’ or a ‘Standard Oil Spill'”

InnovationManagement

From recognizing innovators, to empowering your team at every level, to developing innovation outposts, the US Coast Guard are experts in innovation and idea management.

The 7 Worst – And Most Common – Mistakes in Idea Management

Wazoku

We’ve helped companies completely transform themselves through idea management, but for many businesses it’s still a new concept, and a hard thing to get right. Idea management is the process of generating, collating, analysing and implementing ideas that solve real business problems, as part of a wider innovation strategy. Effective development and implementation of meaningful ideas will empower businesses to improve quality, while reducing costs.

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. These places are known for not only their quirky work area, but for the collaborative team environments that come from them and the happiness it evokes in employees. Yet what a lot of people don’t recognise, is that the space in which you collaborate, helps you innovate. Brainstorming space.

Aiming High: Qmarkets’ Innovation in R&D Journey Towards Improved Idea Management Solutions

Qmarkets

Albert Einstein once said “Why is it I always get my best ideas while shaving?” As we sometimes tell our clients at Qmarkets, the key to overcoming a challenge or formulating a new idea, is often simply finding a new way to look at the problem.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forrester also claims that 53% of global services decision-makers are investing in emerging innovation and idea management technologies to drive innovation. What is innovation management? Importance of innovation management. Ideas for successful innovation management.

Avoiding Groupthink and Empowering Introverts

IdeaScale

There was this great infocomic a few years ago that talked about the virtues of online brainstorming. Although there are lots of benefits that we’ve discussed in our blog before (transparent processes, lower program costs, etc), this comic highlighted two of my favorite benefits that results from online brainstorming: avoiding groupthink and empowering introverts. Ideas come first, consensus can come later. Mike McCaw, Chairperson of the NYU Administrative Management Council.

Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas

Qmarkets

Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. This is where your employees will submit their ideas and kick off the innovation process.

Your Suggestion Box has never been more relevant

Ideanote

Could it source great ideas and improvement suggestions ? I have personally shipped several ideas towards companies which service I have been happily using. Another issue with the suggestion box, and several other ways of handling ideas and suggestions, is the lack of transparency in the evaluation phase. Even the physical location, or this passive ad-hoc way of collecting ideas and suggestions is impaired by time and space.

5 Corporate Innovation Tools and Tactics: How to Chose the Best Option for Your Company

Qmarkets

The hard part is deciding what tools and tactics will help you manage innovation in a way that achieves disruptive results. Management Platform Level 4 : The DIY. Innovation Competitions Level 2 : Social Collaboration Tools Level 1 : Basic Office Tools.

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

Can we manage innovation the way many still are? In the quote from Roland Berger “ complexity, manifests itself in the demand for a wider variety of specialized products across multiple manufacturing industries ” To deliver on this “digital innovation” without a doubt, the whole process of our innovation management has to be digitally connected up, to manage this from concept through to product end of life.

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Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. Inappropriate meeting behavior that shuts down others, hosing collaborative work. Teams and work groups don’t know how to be collaborative. Maybe that’s one reason why 94% of managers are unsatisfied with innovation performance?

6 Building Blocks for Innovation Department Success

IdeaScale

Furthermore, a defined innovation process helps ensure that the best ideas are pursued and not accidentally forgotten. If one or two people dominate every brainstorming session or innovation meeting, there’s no point in having a team. Allocating specific times for team members to work on ideas and projects promotes actual results. Big ideas happen in a climate of psychological safety. Use Innovation Management Software.

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What is Innovation Software?

eZassi

The main goal of this software is to help enterprise level businesses generate and evaluate ideas so that innovation can be cultivated and implemented. The software serves as an important tool that facilitates collaboration while also providing an organized selection process that pushes the best ideas forward without getting bogged down by big data. Various functionalities are also meant to improve communication, collaboration and brainstorming. Idea Capture.

Questions & Answers with an Innovation Leader from Intel

Qmarkets

Of course, most recognize that simply happening upon these solutions is not an option, and that innovation needs to be cultivated and managed effectively in order to become sustainable and repeatable. But what is innovation management , exactly? What is innovation management?

4 Inspiring Ideas to Overcome Challenges when Testing Innovative Business Models

The BMI Lab Blog

Here are some of the key advantages of this idea: New expertise built internally increases the probability of success in the long term Internal coaches as multiplicators spread the mindset and change the culture incrementally Higher acceptance of internal coaches within the business units.

Five ways to keep innovating with COVID

HunchBuzz

So, you have the means to hold meetings online, chat and share documents but how do you continue to surface new ideas within your business—and critically evaluate them? You're probably using a collaboration suite already. Imagine Teams with built in idea management capabilities?

Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas

Qmarkets

Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. This is where your employees will submit their ideas and kick off the innovation process.

Crowdsourcing Continuous Improvement: Kaizen Principles and Practices for Amplifying Excellence

Qmarkets

caption id="attachment_96249" align="alignright" width="215"] The "5 S's" of Kaizen[/caption] The Kaizen Management Method is based on the idea that gradual, ongoing change (Japanese: “Kai”), is good (“zen”), for business. To truly have an impact, best practices should be leveraged company-wide on a platform to encourage the crowdsourcing and sharing of winning ideas, methodologies, processes and other proposed operational improvements.

Creative vs. Strategic Thinking: What’s The Difference?

Idea Drop

From managing your team, to running your office, to actually doing the work that’s paying your bills, even the most repetitive role is likely to involve some degree of decision making. We’re driven to collaborate, challenge and create. If you want to speed up your rate of productivity, you can use an idea management tool to collate these kernels of innovation from your entire team, but what should you do with them next? Business Leadership Innovation Management

Move On from the Post-It Note

HunchBuzz

I mention this because the post-it note has become ubiquitous throughout the business world, and along the way, has become the number one tool of choice for brainstorming, hackathons, and any situation where people are collaborating and engaging with concepts and ideas. Some things to consider: What if you attended that brainstorming session two days ago and you suddenly have a great idea in the middle of your evening.

Adventist Health: Pioneering a New Era of Process Improvement

Planview

Empower the directors and managers of departments. When it comes to running an ideation program where process improvement is a focal point, the program manager doesn’t need to be the person that knows it all. Instead, it’s his or her responsibility to give power to department directors and managers. Empower directors and managers by giving them a simple way to share the problems their team experiences day-to-day and potential solutions to them.

Is your business innovation strategy outdated?

Idea Drop

The Suggestion Box This box is where you go to store ideas, not act on them. With management unable to know who came up with which ideas, not only do the ideas sitting inside this box exist completely without context (leaving a lot of leeway for misinterpretation), it’s also impossible for employees to get any feedback in return. Staff members won’t know whether or not their ideas will ever actually get used, so why bother? Idea Drop

Can Small Teams Run Innovation Programs?

KindlingApp

That made me wonder: where did we get this idea that innovation programs are just for large groups? I suspect that the answer is caught up in the difficulty of spreading ideas throughout those groups. Certainly the potential for an idea to slip through the cracks and become a missed opportunity is much greater at a large company, but idea management isn’t just about preserving vital ideas.

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2019 Product Release

Wazoku

Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2019 product release with features designed to surface the right ideas, with the most relevant information, to the right people at the right time. Ideas have a rhythm and you need the right information and the right people to harmonise for the rhythm to flow and the ideas to flourish. Never again lose an idea or opportunity to help develop an idea because you are on the go or lost your connection.

Crowdsourcing Best Practices and the Power of Kaizen

Qmarkets

Business idea crowdsourcing platform. The Kaizen Management Method is based on the idea that gradual, ongoing change (Japanese: “Kai”), is good (“zen”), for business. To truly have impact, Best Practices should be leveraged company-wide on a platform to encourage the sharing of winning ideas, methodologies, processes and other proposed operational improvements. Then Best Practices can become better through the inputs of peers, supervisors and management.

Crowdsourcing Best Practices and the Power of Kaizen

Qmarkets

Business idea crowdsourcing platform. The Kaizen Management Method is based on the idea that gradual, ongoing change (Japanese: “Kai”), is good (“zen”), for business. To truly have impact, Best Practices should be leveraged company-wide on a platform to encourage the sharing of winning ideas, methodologies, processes and other proposed operational improvements. Then Best Practices can become better through the inputs of peers, supervisors and management.

3 Innovative Projects with Ideanote to Get '19 Started

Ideanote

Open innovation, idea management platform, employee motivation tool – the possibilities are, if not endless, then at least plenty. 1: Transform Your Customer Experience Why not collect customer and partner ideas for how to transform your services? In short, capturing more and better ideas gets the job done faster. 2: Break Down Silos Do you experience symptoms like limited collaboration, information blockages or lack of alignment? 3 More people = More ideas.

What Is Innovation Management? – Your Top 7 Innovation FAQs Answered

Qmarkets

Of course, most recognize that simply happening upon these solutions is not an option, and that innovation needs to be cultivated and managed effectively in order to become sustainable and repeatable. But what is innovation management, exactly? Who is it suitable for, how much does it cost, and how is it any different from simply collecting ideas from employees and customers? What is innovation management? What is innovation management software and how does it work?

Innovation FAQ #1: What Is Innovation Management?

Qmarkets

Of course, most recognize that simply happening upon these solutions is not an option, and that innovation needs to be cultivated and managed effectively in order to become sustainable and repeatable. But what is innovation management, exactly? What does it entail, how expensive is it, and how is it any different from simply collecting ideas from employees and customers? What is innovation management? What is innovation management software and how does it work?

Popular Corporate Innovation Tools and Tactics: Which One Is Right for Your Company?

Qmarkets

There’s certainly no shortage of tools and tactics that can be deployed to generate ideas for your enterprise and take it from strength to strength. Fortunately, you could simply send them an email asking for ideas or insights.

THE QUESTION: Who Created "The Year of Living Creatively?"

Idea Champions

And the ones that didn't succeed taught me a lot -- about myself, life, the marketplace, and what it takes to go from the IDEA to the MANIFESTATION of the idea. IDEA CHAMPIONS: Co-Founder and President an innovation consulting and training company.

6 Secrets to Creating a Flourishing Culture of Innovation in Your Organization

Qmarkets

Although (benefits include employee satisfaction, new business streams and digital transformation), how can managers organize their teams around innovation, without sacrificing important day to day company activity? Open up lines of communication between employees and top management by optimizing corporate communication channels, holding company wide events/brainstorming sessions, or by allowing employees to submit ideas digitally through an employee submission box.