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. Submission Arguably the submission phase is the most important step of the 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. Submission Arguably the submission phase is the most important step of the process.

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Putting Brainstorming in its place

Jeffrey Phillips

I find that I've become increasingly irritated with all of the narrow interpretations and self-serving definitions of what is, or isn't, innovation. 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. Strange that the activity that should be the easiest, most natural activity in an innovation process is singled out as the most complex, difficult and dangerous.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation). It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Innovation is Learning. For many years I kept the concepts of innovation and learning in separate boxes. I thought innovation was creating new things of value, and, learning was understanding new things. I now believe that learning and innovation are joined at the hip. You can’t innovate without an exploratory learning process. Domain Knowledge is an Innovation Pre-requisite. Knowledge Across Many Domains Is An Innovation Accelerator.

Six tools to improve your creativity during an innovation process

The BMI Lab Blog

When we introduce somebody to innovation methodologies, especially those focused on business models, the role of creativity topic usually comes up. The most common question is whether we need to use creativity or not to innovate. There is a short answer for this: The majority of the most successful innovation methodologies give creativity a strong role. From this basic statement we can go further into the topic of creativity in innovation.

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Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Innovation is complex and difficult — but one thing about it is not. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real. are Not Innovation. Thinking about things is not innovation. Having beers and kicking ideas around are not innovation. Brainstorming sessions are not innovation. Idea Campaigns are not innovation. Guided visualizations are not innovation.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation. Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. Using experiential learning tools like drawing isn’t really new in innovation process. Sunni Brown , Dave Gray , Dan Roam, and yours truly all use experiential learning tools in innovation projects. Most corporate innovators have no training in using experiential tools. ” Accelerated Learning Leads to Accelerated Innovation.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. For results, leaders need to foster innovation fundamentals and integrate them into organizational culture. More structure is needed as fundamentals take hold, and that means an innovation process framework. This series of posts on innovation fundamentals is not about frameworks. There is no innovation without creativity.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Training Accelerates Innovation. 94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. 70% of CEO’s see innovation as a key driver of growth. Why then is corporate America so woefully undertrained in innovation fundamentals? Energy is Not Enough, Get Training in Innovation . When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy.

Brainstorming with an expert, Matt Nelson

Betterific

In this installment of “Brainstorming with an [innovation] expert” we invite Matt Nelson from Hyundai. He just finished up his role as the Innovation and Technology Planner at Hyundai and is now returning to the University of Michigan to get his masters in Design Science. In the interview below, you’ll get a tremendous window into the world of innovation and product development. MW: Where do you think good ideas come from? Idea Generation.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Programs Based On Best Practices are Doomed to Mediocrity. Things I’ve heard recently from c-suite executives about their own innovation programs: “Floundering and ineffective, if I’m honest.” ” “We don’t do idea generation well.” ” These are the words I’ve heard innovation directors and c-suite executives use to describe their own innovation programs.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. Inexperience in: the kind of divergent thinking necessary to innovate, in specific meeting behaviors and facilitation skills, and in innovation process, approaches and frameworks. Energy, motivation, and inspiration are important factors in getting innovation rolling.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive . Master Innovation Trainer: Gregg Fraley. Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. Gregg is an entertaining teller of real-world innovation stories.

Innovation project or Innovation Capability?

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing, speaking and consulting about innovation for over 15 years, and I'm constantly amazed by the different perspectives and definitions about innovation. Innovation theater happens when companies and executive talk up innovation but fail to do anything.

The Most Important Secret to Successful Innovation

Ideanote

According to research conducted by Accenture , 96% of the studied executives agreed that the long-term success of their companies depends on their ability to innovate. However, not all businesses succeed in innovation. In fact, according to the same study, 72% of companies witness their innovation withering. The main culprit here is the lack of formalized process or organizational home for such initiatives. However, innovation is not a linear process.

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Gregg Fraley

Innovation Training. “Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Comprehensive Immersion Course for: Innovation Project Managers, Teams, Executives, Facilitators. This one day course consistently receives high marks from innovation executives and training professionals. If you are seeking to enhance innovation culture and jump-start or improve innovation efforts, this is the course to attend.

If You Want To Learn Problem Solving, Learn From Designers

Game-Changer

I got to see and experience the innovation process up close and personal: spotting opportunities, defining the problem, brainstorming, prototyping and testing. My Grandfather followed this process to a T. With that said, I’ve helped companies and people innovate effectively using the same process. Innovation design design thinkingEarlier in the week I was having a conversation with a friend who asked me about problem solving.

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Find a Sparring Partner If You Want To Innovate

Michael Roberto

In Harvard Business Review this month , Professor Roberto Verganti of Politecnico di Milano argues that innovation isn't about ideation and deferring judgment. Criticism, he argues, plays a crucial role in helping to create breakthrough ideas. In my view, great innovators combine the principles of brainstorming/ideation with good practices of constructive conflict. They defer judgment at times, making it safe to generate many wild ideas.

How to develop innovative ideas together – online

The BMI Lab Blog

While many workers are happy to do without long commutes and fixed working hours, there is one thing many of them miss: stimulating exchanges with colleagues, jointly identifying problems and spinning wild ideas. In the process of business model innovation, ideation is the second step.

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

Qmarkets

Sometimes it seems like organizations, even large enterprises, live and die by their ability to implement innovations that completely redraw the market landscape, putting them at the forefront. But do these disruptive innovation examples reflect the strategy that all companies should adopt?

The Day after Disruption

Qmarkets

Sometimes it seems like organizations, even large enterprises, live and die by their ability to create disruptive innovations that completely redraw the market landscape, putting them at the forefront. Disruptive vs. continuous innovation. The Uber incident makes an excellent teaching case for exploring the limitations of disruptive innovation. hours instead of 7 hours was truly a groundbreaking innovation. Continuous innovation management.

Choosing the right innovation approach for your business

hackerearth

Undoubtedly a critical aspect of long-term sustainability and survival, innovation is a complex process, which organizations need to be good at. Understanding the term “innovation”. Innovation is a term that carries with it immense possibilities of success and sustainability. Creating new business models or value propositions, enhancing the efficiency of existing businesses, and sustaining growth in a complex competitive and fickle landscape—that’s innovation.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them. Corporate innovation is hard. More and more, we’re seeing innovation programs close their doors after only a few years, with few senior leaders in the organization recognizing any real value from their efforts. But these short-lived programs aren’t all there is to innovation, and they shouldn’t scare you off as a corporate innovator. No compelling vision or reason to innovate.

33 Routes to Open Innovation

Open Innovation EU

It has been a while since Henry Chesbrough coined the term Open Innovation and formulated it’s definition: “combining internal and external ideas as well as internal and external paths to market to advance the development of new technologies.” In the course of time, the terminology surrounding Open Innovation has evolved alongside developments in management literature and practises. Open Innovation as a paradigm on itself is on its quest to touch base.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them. Corporate innovation is hard. More and more, we’re seeing innovation programs close their doors after only a few years, with few senior leaders in the organization recognizing any real value from their efforts. But these short-lived programs aren’t all there is to innovation, and they shouldn’t scare you off as a corporate innovator. No compelling vision or reason to innovate.

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

Innovation leaders are faced with a very tough challenge, charged with both driving leadership in the traditional corporate sense, but also with facilitating internal innovation, or intrapreneurship, among their subordinates. Canadian thought leader Lynn Sharatt defines innovation leadership as the “process of synthesizing leadership styles to influence employees to produce creative ideas and solutions to the problems that they encounter.”

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

Innovation leaders are faced with a very tough challenge, charged with both driving leadership in the traditional corporate sense, but also with facilitating internal innovation, or intrapreneurship, among their subordinates. Canadian thought leader Lynn Sharatt defines innovation leadership as the “process of synthesizing leadership styles to influence employees to produce creative ideas and solutions to the problems that they encounter.”

The Day after Disruption

Qmarkets

Sometimes it seems like organizations, even large enterprises, live and die by their ability to create disruptive innovations that completely redraw the market landscape, putting them at the forefront. Disruptive vs. continuous innovation. The Uber incident makes an excellent teaching case for exploring the limitations of disruptive innovation. hours instead of 7 hours was truly a groundbreaking innovation. Continuous innovation management.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

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

The Future Shapers

I’ve had a chance to read a very well researched report on corporate innovation conducted by KPMG in coordination with Innovation Leader. The report, Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018 , is exceptionally thorough and provides good insights into the current state of innovation. My analysis is reinforced by Accenture’s new report on innovation, Make your Wise Pivot to the New. Enable the organization to innovate by design. Nascent innovators (the rest).

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The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

50 Research Methods for Innovation Infographic

Open Innovation EU

After having a successfull career at Holst Centre, Valer decided to start his business with just a small idea: solving unwanted urine loss. He was working on this idea at Holst Centre, but after meeting co-founder Julia Veldhuijzen, Valer and she decided to start up their own business and create specialized medical underwear to help 400 million women worldwide. Based on these parameters, you, as an innovation researcher, could make a elaborated choice on which method to use and why.

The DNA of Sparking Innovation in a Roomful of People, Some of Whom May Be Skeptical or Cranky

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

Innovation Training in Denver, CO

Gregg Fraley

Denver, Colorado — Innovation & Facilitation Training — Two Public Courses. In late August I’m co-hosting and delivering two public courses on Innovation in Denver. My experience is mostly with corporate innovation, so, we’ve got perspectives and insights for both contexts. The first course is a one-day Innovation Intensive Overview , targeted for executives. Here are the details of the two courses: Innovation Intensive Workshop.