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.

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

InnovationManagement

The post In Search of the Perfect Brainstorm: An Update of Collaborative Ideation appeared first on InnovationManagement. Imaginary scenario: you have been invited to a meeting to explore new approaches to a wicked problem. Loudmouth Number 1 describes his solution.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

This essential training for leaders and project managers provides answers, and from an industry thought leader. 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. Streamlined management of innovation projects.

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.” The quotes above are all from larger company high level managers who already have highly defined innovation processes in place. The managers above have read a lot of that literature, taken it to heart, gotten training, and put processes in place. 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.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. Innovation team leaders and project managers learn what it takes to keep cycles spinning from year to year. More efficient management of innovation projects, including smarter team formation.

The Most Important Secret to Successful Innovation

Ideanote

In our practise at Ideanote, we saw time and again that the best organizational home for such initiatives is an idea management platform. In fact, when it comes to innovating, idea management is a helpful tool in each phase of the innovation process. Innovating with an idea management platform An idea management platform is a digitalized tool that assists your company from idea generation to implementation.

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. Maybe that’s one reason why 94% of managers are unsatisfied with innovation performance? The research that says brainstorming doesn’t work studied groups with no training and no facilitator. Training Accelerates Innovation.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Lack of Managment support will effectively kill any innovation program no matter how well conceived. 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. If you don’t have Talent, superior talent, you’ll fail.

Uncover That Lost Idea

KindlingApp

Idea-generating conversations are happening throughout your organization. For most companies, however, the challenge is tapping into all of these disparate conversations to uncover those ideas that will effectively drive the business forward. While your organization might have many ideas, these ideas are easily lost - forgotten at the end of a conversation, or trapped in a communication only shared between one or two employees. Innovation Management Ideas ROI

Streamlining Success – How Continuous and Disruptive Innovation Examples Can Inform Business Transformation

Qmarkets

Without an ongoing process for managing innovation - a comprehensive innovation management software offering - companies must rely instead on ad-hoc, dramatic ‘disruptions’ to prove their creativity to potential customers and the market at large. Continuous innovation management.

Choosing the right innovation approach for your business

hackerearth

It is an arduous journey, inherently risky.But innovation partners, consultants, and innovation management software offer much promise in this space. Internal innovation can happen through R&D teams, innovation management teams, business development teams, and employees. In too many organizations, innovation occurs by serendipity rather than by deliberate management. This phase is all about turning ideas into reality. Innovation management software providers.

The Day after Disruption

Qmarkets

Without an ongoing process for managing innovation - a comprehensive innovation management software offering - companies must rely instead on ad-hoc, dramatic ‘disruptions’ to prove their creativity to potential customers and the market at large. Relying on disruptive innovation alone is placing all of a company's product management 'eggs' into one fragile basket. Continuous innovation management. How can innovation be managed? Experimentation - Test the idea.

How to Run the Ultimate Corporate Hackathon

Qmarkets

Hackathons are on the rise , and many leading enterprise grade businesses now participating in these events on a regular basis as a way of quickly generating innovative results to difficult problems. Hackathons can take many forms, but usually involve an intensive series of brainstorming, collaboration, and evaluation sessions with the aim of answering or overcoming a specific challenge. Think the idea is too abstract to garner concrete results?

How to Run the Ultimate Corporate Hackathon

Qmarkets

Hackathons are on the rise , and many leading enterprise grade businesses now participating in these events on a regular basis as a way of quickly generating innovative results to difficult problems. Hackathons can take many forms, but usually involve an intensive series of brainstorming, collaboration, and evaluation sessions with the aim of answering or overcoming a specific challenge. Think the idea is too abstract to garner concrete results?

The Day after Disruption

Qmarkets

Without an ongoing process for managing innovation - a comprehensive innovation management software offering - companies must rely instead on ad-hoc, dramatic ‘disruptions’ to prove their creativity to potential customers and the market at large. Relying on disruptive innovation alone is placing all of a company's product management 'eggs' into one fragile basket. Continuous innovation management. How can innovation be managed? Experimentation - Test the idea.