Quantum Idea Generation 2.0

Innovation Excellence

In this piece, I share with you a summary of the key components of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0. This is the most powerful proven idea generating process. Brainstorming is archaic and dumb – it can actually produce fewer ideas than sitting down by yourself and writing ideas on paper. Build Capability Innovation People & Skills Strategy Brainstorm session alternative clients idea generation Quantum Idea Generation 2.0

What is Brainstorming?

Pondr

Because brainstorming is basically coming up with ideas to find solutions, it is a process we do everyday. Brainstorming often takes an informal approach to idea generation, through a relaxed atmosphere and a non-linear way of framing or thinking.

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What Are Some Brainstorming Tools Your Organization Can Use?

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is an important part of innovation. This initial process of gathering information often leads to idea generation. Regularly brainstorming directly contributes to how you innovate. Whiteboards are often used to brainstorm … Continued.

How bad ideas can lead to good ideas

Exago

Most people will have heard the basic mantra of brainstorming: there is no such thing as a bad idea. With this premise in mind, people are encouraged to share any idea without fear of ridicule or judgement. While some concepts may not be achievable, these so-called ‘bad ideas’ can often be necessary stepping stones to good ones. The post How bad ideas can lead to good ideas appeared first on Exago. Blog brainstorming idea generation innovation culture

What Are Some Brainstorming Tools Your Organization Can Use?

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is an important part of innovation. This initial process of gathering information often leads to idea generation. Regularly brainstorming directly contributes to how you innovate. Here is a list of tools your organization can use to facilitate idea creation.

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work

Gregg Fraley

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work. Seven Idea Generation Fails. Redefine Brainstorming and Get Better Results. I might be getting to old to hold back on saying this about ideation, aka idea generation, aka brainstorming. Based on my experience, about 80% of idea generation doesn’t work. As the drawing suggests, please, let’s redefine brainstorming. Brainstorming is all group work.

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. There is not enough mental preparation done with participants before brainstorming/idea generation sessions. Fresh combinations of concepts are what creates breakthrough ideas.

Unleash Wild and Wacky to Get Bigger Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another in a series of articles about how you can consistently generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. At Innovate2Grow Experts we call this process Quantum Idea Generation. Continue reading → Build Capability Culture & Values Video Innovation Inspiration Uncategorized collaboration brainstorming fear idea generation Innovation Best Practices Quantum Idea Generation

Putting Brainstorming in its place

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm happy to climb up on a soapbox again to talk about one of the most common scapegoats for innovation, the act of brainstorming. So I rise today to neither praise nor bury brainstorming, but to place it in its proper context. The Purpose of Brainstorming Brainstorming is a technique that allows individuals or small groups to generate ideas. Brainstorming is a group technique to generate, socialize and evaluate 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. Continue reading → Build Capability Cognition Creativity Uncategorized Brain Assessment Brain Exercises brainstorming ideation Quatnum Idea Generation

Tune-In To Taster Tools On Thursday

Gregg Fraley

The 30 minute weekly webinar features demonstrations of various facilitation tools for: strategy, challenge clarification, idea generation (aka brainstorming), problem framing, idea selection, innovation projects, and idea development, etc.

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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. Recognizing that ideas, especially high-quality ideas, are critical to innovation’s success, first Doug Hall and then my team at Innovate2Grow Experts developed an idea generating process that consistently delivers at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming.

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. The big picture the article misses is that brainstorming is not a single tool, it’s a system. They mention Osborn in the article but don’t accept his definition of brainstorming.

Better Inventions – Leveraging Powerful Stimulus

Innovation Excellence

At my inventing company, we always use Quantum Idea Generation to generate the ideas that help companies double their innovation success rate. We have used Quantum Idea Generation to invent well over 25,000 concepts that has produced many, many successful new products, including many that have achieved your one sales of over $100 million.

How to Run a Good Brainstorming Session

Rmukesh Gupta

I am sure that everyone of us, me included, have at one point or other, been invited to join in a brainstorm to come up with ideas to solve a given problem. As a design thinking coach, I end up facilitating a lot of such brainstorms as it is one of the core steps in the problem solving approach. Irrespective of the cohort that I am working with, there are a few questions that typically come up every time I facilitate a brainstorming session. Crazy ideas.

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. Idea Coach. Ideation and brainstorming is very serious business. You will get the most out of your brainstorming sessions if you have identify and involve a coach or a moderator. Also, select the approach that you will use to elicit ideas.

Brainstorming with innovator Laurie Steiner

Betterific

In this installment of brainstorming with an innovator , we invite Laurie Steiner , who won our wireless innovation competition. 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. See below to learn more about Laurie’s fascinating good deeds and how ADDHD is the secret sauce to her brainstorming. LS: I love ideas.

Five Innovation Workshop Questions

InnovationManagement

There are a lot of best practices that we recommend to our customers: start with the end in mind, adopt criteria to drive ideation, use at least seven channels to communicate with your end user, respond to ideas with positive feedback and questions. But there’s another piece of simple advice that we give to all of our customers when they’re preparing an innovation challenge: seed your community with a few ideas before you launch.

Announcing Momentum Creative Problem Solving (MCPS)

Gregg Fraley

MCPS is a three-phase structured process of exploration, ideas, and action. CPS first started being used in the early 1950’s, created by the founder of brainstorming, Alex Osborn. A highly creative new method for solving difficult problems.

Ten Ways to use Lateral Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

Destination Innovation

Short video with ten tips and techniques to help you use lateral thinking for idea generation and creative problem solving. Brainstorming and Ideation de bono lateral thinking problem solving random word reverse the problem scamper six hats subconscious videoThe post Ten Ways to use Lateral Thinking for Creative Problem Solving appeared first on Destination Innovation.

Don’t Blame The Boomerang When It Doesn’t Return

Idea Sandbox

create grow SandBlog solve brainstorm idea generation processWhen I was six or seven years old, my grandfather took a trip to Australia and brought me back a boomerang. While I thought it was the coolest thing, no matter how much I practiced throwing it, it would never come back. A non-returning boomerang was exasperating since that is the whole purpose of a boomerang. Right? However, if I were to fill a field with boomerang beginners who lacked instruction. Source.

Powerful Stimulus Contributes to 12 X More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Richard Haasnoot presents another in a series of articles about how you can consistently generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming Continue reading → People & Skills Processes & Tools R&D Uncategorized marketing Arizona State University ASU brainstorming ideation Podcast Quantum Idea Generating Videocast

Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

How can an idea be useful if it’s not in play? I suppose if an idea is potentially useful it can be deemed creative without actually implementing. Innovation, according to the dictionary, is a “new method, idea, or product.” And yes, that includes brainstorming, but more importantly, problem framing. Creativity is not well applied to complex problems, great ideas are not developed, problems are not solved, and solutions are not delivered.

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. Acquiring knowledge across many domains is about broad-based learning, and it’s often where big “I” innovation comes from.This allows creative combinations of ideas and concepts from one area — with ideas or concepts from another. Inventions and ideas are, essentially, new combinations of existing concepts.

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

As an example, most brainstorming sessions fail because the challenge is not properly framed. A professional facilitator has ways to stop the behaviour — and make people think it was their idea. Facilitation of Innovation Meetings Requires a Highly Specific Set of Skills, Frameworks, Tools — and Experience. Professional Facilitation and/or Training Makes a Difference*. Seven Facilitation Fails. Innovation projects are about a lot of meetings.

Brainstorming with Innovator Thomas Williams

Betterific

In today’s installment of “Brainstorming with Innovator” we invite one of our most prolific and active members, Thomas Williams. 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. MW: Betterific members are ideas people!

Why Do Some Brainstorming Sessions Suck?

Innovationship

9 BAD HABITS TO BREAK FOR BETTER IDEATION Time flies, seasons change, and before you know it, the annual barrage of articles trashing the validity of brainstorming is once again upon us. To argue that brainstorming doesn’t work is to simply ignore the thousands of amazing ideas and innovations that came to the world as a result of countless sessions of collaborative creativity that was, for all intents and purposes, brainstorming. Brainstorming is similar in that way.

The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

In the various types of innovation training that GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation) does, it’s interesting that stop-action Improv scenes lead to amazingly effective brainstorming. Are You Having Fun? Innovation Should Be Fun, Joyful, and About Playing With Concepts. The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment. A lot of fuss is made over innovation culture. I get it — it’s probably the most important fundamental to put in place if you actually want innovation to happen.

3 Innovation Specialists Busting the Myth About Brainstorming

Innovation in Practice

When thinking about creativity in teams, we often imagine a bunch of people in front of a flipchart throwing on the paper whatever comes to their mind – brainstorming. But, what actually is brainstorming? This is how Mark McGuinness defines the term: “‘Brainstorming’ is such a common word that it’s often used to describe any meeting or conversation designed to generate ideas. The danger with brainstorming is that quantity does not equal quality.

Get More Creativity Now

Gregg Fraley

This leads to better ideas. Get better at generating ideas. Learn how to brainstorm alone. Learn how to refine and enhance ideas. Big ideas need tamed to be workable, small ideas need to be amped up to be meaningful. Creativity is a Choice and a Habit.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

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. Encourage pitches, ask for ideas, take action, provide resources. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

They go straight to brainstorming without preparing minds, and that’s a big reason sessions fail. 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. The hard part is the integration with the challenge, but if you do it properly, it pays off in breakthrough ideas.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

The course covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation tools, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. All participants walk away with a shell framework and ideas they can put to immediate use. Brainstorming done effectively, more ideas, better ideas, and powerful tools for amping and refining ideas. More effective innovation cycles, more effective brainstorming.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. 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. Digital Technology MoshPit finds undiscovered tactical and strategic innovation project ideas. The secret sauce in the design of a MoshPit session is how fresh thinking is scaffolded through the discovery and idea generation process.

Economic Development Teams Need Innovation Training

Gregg Fraley

If Innovation is all about projects, and it is , shouldn’t economic development be a continuous brainstorm (and subsequent implementation projects) to: Leverage current community assets? I wonder how often economic development teams brainstorm (effectively) on the list above? I’m watching South Bend, Indiana develop an amazing start-up culture at the Idea Center connected to Notre Dame. The team doesn’t know or adhere to the guidelines of brainstorming.

IDEATION 2020: Online Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the quality and impact of their brainstorming sessions. Our 142-page brainstorm facilitation workbook.

12X More Ideas Than Brainstorming for Any Innovation Need, Any Time, and For Any Business

Innovate2Grow Experts

You will get an overview of how you can consistently generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming for any need, at any time, in any kind of business. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 Here is what is in this blog: You will confidently know that there is a powerful alternative to traditional brainstorming. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 produces 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0

Brainstorming with an expert, Matt Nelson

Betterific

In this installment of “Brainstorming with an [innovation] expert” we invite Matt Nelson from Hyundai. In Matt’s explanation of “how an idea becomes a product” you’ll notice that idea generation is the fourth stage of the process. Because Betterific and our members focus exclusively on the idea generation and concept validation phase, it’s great to get some context and understand the greater picture.

In Defense of Brainstorming

Idea Champions

In the past few years I have noticed a curious trend in the media -- one I can no longer ignore -- and that is the appearance of seriously derisive articles about brainstorming by self-declared pundits and free lance writers. While the previous two quotes do have some degree of truth associated with them, likening a brainstorm session to a "crowd" is not only a poor choice of metaphors, it is patently untrue. or poorly facilitated brainstorming sessions don't work.

Ten Things United Airlines Might Have Done

Gregg Fraley

Also known as “CPS” having the tools to do effective brainstorming on the spot would have avoided this incident. They could have created a package that combines several of the above ideas. Bonus idea: How about asking customers what it would take? Improving Customer Service at United Airlines Requires a Paradigm Shift and Recognizing They Have a Problem. Creative Training Would Have Helped. 10 Things United Airlines Might Have Done (see below).

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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.” ” People stretch out their arms as far as they can. “We want many ideas.” ” People wave their arms around. “We want funny ideas.” ” Everyone laughs out loud. “We want wild ideas.”

Facilitation Works Miracles

Gregg Fraley

The client started by saying he wanted to do a brainstorming session. It wasn’t brainstorming that was needed. As it turns out the session was really more about idea development and elaboration. In a session I did a few years ago we generated four patents in one day.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

” “We don’t do idea generation well.” If you are relying on best practices, and not making an effort to go beyond them, you aren’t going to arrive at different or breakthrough ideas. For example, instead of doing a classic brainstorm, or ideation, do a MoshPit. Instead of doing Brainstorming, do Brainwriting , or better yet, a BrainWalk. Different Isn’t That Difficult; It Requires … Doing Things Differently.