Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

So before your next idea generation session try this exercise. They then make gestures following your instructions as follows: “We will be open to ideas.” “We want big ideas.” ” Everyone laughs out loud. “We want wild ideas.”

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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Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Prepare, Then Brainstorm. Most brainstorming doesn’t work. The literature bashing brainstorming is extensive. Ideas are still needed to fill pipelines! I’m going to focus on one problem with brainstorming in this post: lack of preparation.

How to Create the Maximum Major Innovative Solutions Using the Four Elements of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

Innovate2Grow Experts

Here is a brief review of quantum idea generation. Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. To generate these powerful results you need to use four elements – diversity, stimulus, brain type, and eliminate fear and have fun. Today we’re going to dive deep into the topic of how to pull coordinate the four elements of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

Fast Company Article “Brainstorming is Dumb” Misses the Point. Brainstorming, Done Properly, Is Not a Tool, It’s A Multi-Step Process. And yet another major publication publishes a misleading article about brainstormingBrainstorming is Dumb.

How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Rmukesh Gupta

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 your brainstorming session by playing a game that requires creativity. Get them to exercise (mild) – it could even be just laughter therapy.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Deliberately embracing learning — as part of the innovation process — can lead to better ideas and improved innovation results. Inventions and ideas are, essentially, new combinations of existing concepts. This might include brainstorming alone, prior to a group session.

BRAINSTORM TRAINING: OnSite, Online, and On-the-Fly

Idea Champions

Do the people in your organization treat invitations to brainstorming sessions like jury duty summons? Do the ideas generated all-too-often underwhelm? Do people roll their eyes when the brainstorming is over, convinced that nothing new is going to materialize?

15 WAYS TO JUMP-START YOUR CREATIVITY

Michael Michalko

BRAINSTORMING BOARD. Put up a bulletin board in a central area and encourage people to use it to brainstorm ideas. Provide pieces of white paper on which people can write their ideas to post on the board. IDEA LOTTERY. BRIGHT IDEAS NOTEBOOK. STUPID IDEA WEEK.

BRAINWRITING

Michael Michalko

This simple innovation dramatically increased idea production and accelerated the work on the bomb. In traditional brainstorming groups, people suggest ideas one at a time. This is serial processing of information: i.e., only one idea is offered at a time in a series.

How to Get More and Better Ideas From Both Left and Right Brain People for Any Innovation Need.

Innovate2Grow Experts

This blog addresses how you can get the best innovative ideas from both groups for any need, at any time, for any kind of business. Quantum idea generation – overview. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0. In the previous blogs I have covered the following: Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. I will now share an actual left and right brain idea generating exercise.

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

Share this post with anyone who you know who wishes that they had the courage to speak up and let people know about their ideas. Chances are, you probably have a picture of someone coming up with lots of ideas. You just need to find a way to let them share the ideas.

Unleashing Wild and Wacky Ideas To Get Big Breakthrough Innovations.

Innovate2Grow Experts

While wild and wacky ideas might not be the winning ideas coming out of a Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 Creative Session you may not get those winning ideas unless they start as wild and wacky ideas. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. First, I want to define what I mean by having fear in an idea generating session.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

Most companies don’t understand that innovation isn’t just a single process that can be improved, but the result of capabilities existing within the company which enables ideas to be developed and scaled into solutions.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

That is IF you want to increase the odds of new ideas actually making it out the door. If your next brainstorm session was Spring Training for a baseball team, the field would be tilted, people would be wearing mittens, and various inebriated fans would be streaking across the field.

Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

During the creative thinking workshop we facilitated inside an internal management meeting, participants worked through multiple exercises to identify ideas for internal and customer initiatives. You can use them to organize or to develop specific ideas. So too with ideas!

What are innovation labs and how to set one up

hackerearth

An innovation lab is a space designed to foster collaboration over creative ideas and provide resources for individuals to work on turning these ideas into reality. In addition, a physical space serves to bring together individuals to brainstorm and work together on their ideas.

Invention vs Innovation – 4 Must-Have Skills

Inceodia

Here are some ways to build innovation skills in yourself and your team: The next time you brainstorm, focus on problem discovery rather than idea generation.

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Expert Interview Series: Michel van Hove of Strategos About Creating Innovation Within a Company’s Culture

IdeaScale

Traditional methods are more deterministic in that they extrapolate from the past to the present into the future – more like a planning exercise where we believe in certainties. They focus on skill building without having a “landing place” for employees to exercise those skills. If a company brainstorms numerous innovative ideas or approaches, how should they go about prioritizing their development or execution and keeping track of their progress?

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

That is IF you want to increase the odds of new ideas actually making it out the door. If your next brainstorm session was Spring Training for a baseball team, the field would be tilted, people would be wearing mittens, and various inebriated fans would be streaking across the field.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Few people want to deal with the Rube Goldberg-like nature of the beast -- the attempt to more dependably structure the process of originating, developing, and executing new ideas. How can you upgrade the quality and impact of your in-house brainstorming sessions? Exercising.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

How can you include a "Brief Reality Check" in your company's ideation process -- a way to ensure that all key internal stakeholders are on the same (clearly communicated) page before cranking out new ideas and concepts? Less than 2 percent tell me they get their best ideas at work.

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. Exercising.

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. Exercising.

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. Exercising.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Idea Champions is committed to whole-brain thinking -- not just right brain or left brain thinking. Idea Champions.

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

The Future Shapers

Some exercise what we politely call “innovation theater” to appear to have the trappings of innovation. That is not to say that these organizations have never conducted innovation activities, or attempted tasks like brainstorming or idea generation. Beyond the concept of core innovation – that is, discovering new needs, developing new ideas and creating and providing new products and services – is the plague that I call the “adjectification” of innovation.

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The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Idea Champions is committed to whole-brain thinking -- not just right brain or left brain thinking. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Idea Champions is committed to whole-brain thinking -- not just right brain or left brain thinking. 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. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Idea Champions is committed to whole-brain thinking -- not just right brain or left brain thinking. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Idea Champions is committed to whole-brain thinking -- not just right brain or left brain thinking. Idea Champions.

Innovation Training in Denver, CO

Gregg Fraley

Learn the hands-on tools for conducting strategy, ideation, idea development, and implementation workshops. More ideas and better ideas. How to plan and execute training, ideation, strategy, and brainstorming sessions.