Episode 096: Is Virtual Idea Generation Less Effective Than In-Person? It Depends on the Technique!

Innovation in Practice

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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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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. One study revealed 42% of organizations who are fast innovators are also strong game-changers.

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. One study revealed 42% of organizations who are fast innovators are also strong game-changers. Use an online whiteboard for 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.

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.

Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

Beyond real world projects, I’ve studied the literature, theory, frameworks, strategy, thinking tools, facilitation, assessments, research, project management, team dynamics, and even improvisation. 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.”

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.

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.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

New Study: Drawing is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn. 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. Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation.

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 is a highly proven innovation best practice – proven in university studies and, more importantly, in the real world for over two decades. Here is what is in this blog: You will confidently know that there is a powerful alternative to traditional 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. A few case studies.

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.

IDEATION 2020: Online Brainstorm Facilitation for Purple Strategies

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. A few case studies.

IDEATION 2020: Just-in-Time 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. A few case studies.

IDEATION 2020: Online, Just-In-Time 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 impact of their brainstorming sessions. Choose from a series of 40 brainstorm facilitation modules.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. The research that says brainstorming doesn’t work studied groups with no training and no facilitator. Min Basadur did a rigorous study on the topic, see here , and that’s not the only proof. Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training!

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. The research that says brainstorming doesn’t work studied groups with no training and no facilitator. Training the teams, having a skilled facilitator in-house, and frequent practice of divergent thinking are essential to effective idea generation sessions. Training Accelerates Innovation.

Collaborating over videoconference makes you both less creative

Idea to Value

According to a new research study just published in Nature , collaborating with someone using screens instead of sitting face to face resulted in both participants being less creative. Those collaborating over zoom came up with 20% fewer ideas than those working face to face.

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? If so, Idea Champions can help. For these special occasions, Idea Champions can co-facilitate with you.

Could Repeated Practice Reduce Creativity?

Michael Roberto

Brucks and Huang conducted three studies with over 800 research subjects. Brucks and associate professor of marketing Szu-chi Huang , regular brainstorming sessions are not likely to lead to an increase in unique ideas. brainstorming creativity design thinking teams

Creativity: More Ideas Leads to Better Ideas

Michael Roberto

For years, design thinking advocates such as the practitioners at IDEO and instructors at the Stanford d.School have argued that creative problem-solving techniques should first focus on generating lots of ideas, while deferring judgement. brainstorming creativity design thinking

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. In fact, according to the same study, 72% of companies witness their innovation withering. In our practise at Ideanote, we saw time and again that the best organizational home for such initiatives is an idea management platform. It systematically gathers all your ideas in one place and helps you to avoid chaos.

Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization

Tullio Siragusa

Ideating: In this phase, we aim to generate several ideas to represent potential solutions. Ideation is done using tools like mind-mapping, sketching, and brainstorming to create possible concepts. ? Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization.

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. Or you might even just think of the person in your business who is always the first person to come up with a seemingly great idea in a brainstorming session. And this is usually also very clear to see when teams and companies are trying to generate new ideas.

Welcome to the Mid Zone of Innovation

Legacy Innovation Group

He later evolved it into a broader model involving opportunity identification, opportunity analysis, idea generation, idea selection, and concept definition — much of what has today come to be known as Innovation Management. Here, the Front End is still the domain of ideation, creative brainstorming, and the discovery work needed to find new opportunities around unmet market needs⃜ the safe place where new business ideas are born and have their genesis.

The Thin Line Between Innovation and Insanity

Qmarkets

As Arthur Schopenhauer recognized, an important idea or truth must ‘endure a hostile reception before it is accepted’ when he said “…First, it is ridiculed. This post explains why it’s so important to be open minded to new ideas, because they might end up being revolutionary. In fact many great ideas, which today are widely accepted, were violently opposed when first expressed. Ideas Which Broke the Mold. Big innovation is often right on the edge of ridiculous ideas.

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5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

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.” Yet becoming an innovation leader takes work and studies into the success of efforts towards driving innovation illustrate the difficulty of the process of becoming one. Skill Four: Generating Ideas.

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

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.” Yet becoming an innovation leader takes work and studies into the success of efforts towards driving innovation illustrate the difficulty of the process of becoming one. Skill Four: Generating Ideas.

Creative Problem Solving: Overcoming Fixation

Michael Roberto

A new study by Jackson Lu, Modupe Akinola, and Malia Mason examines whether switching tasks can help overcome the fixation problem, and thereby enhance creative problem-solving efforts. For example, brief breaks during brainstorming sessions can increase the number and variety of ideas generated (Kohn & Smith, 2011; Paulus & Brown, 2003). Note that the study does not justify rampant multi-tasking on the part of employees.

The Thin Line Between Innovation and Insanity

Qmarkets

As Arthur Schopenhauer recognized, an important idea or truth must ‘endure a hostile reception before it is accepted’ when he said “…First, it is ridiculed. This post explains why it’s so important to be open minded to new ideas, because they might end up being revolutionary. In fact many great ideas, which today are widely accepted, were violently opposed when first expressed. Ideas Which Broke the Mold. Big innovation is often right on the edge of ridiculous ideas.

Study 40

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.” The goal of this framework : to give you an idea of all the possibilities that come with Open Innovation, where you could start and in what stage of your internal process it comes in (most) handy.

Choosing the right innovation approach for your business

hackerearth

When a company is at risk of being an also-ran thanks to brilliant offerings from competitors, when a company needs fresh ideas to infuse life into the company and sustain growth, when a firm requires a scalable business model, when CXOs are greeted by a disgruntled, disillusioned, and jaded workforce, and when management has no time to devote to the pursuit of innovation and its execution—that’s when innovation has to come into play. This phase is all about turning ideas into reality.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Or studying key documents our clients send us in order to understand their current reality, industry, business challenges, organizational constraints, and hoped for outcomes. This, quite simply, is what Idea Champions does. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Or studying key documents our clients send us in order to understand their current reality, industry, business challenges, organizational constraints, and hoped for outcomes. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Open-mindedness, listening, idea generation, original thinking, full engagement, and the kind of commitment that drives meaningful change.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Or studying key documents our clients send us in order to understand their current reality, industry, business challenges, organizational constraints, and hoped for outcomes. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Open-mindedness, listening, idea generation, original thinking, full engagement, and the kind of commitment that drives meaningful change.

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. Focus groups: invite diverse groups of people to discuss the product idea with you.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Or studying key documents our clients send us in order to understand their current reality, industry, business challenges, organizational constraints, and hoped for outcomes. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Open-mindedness, listening, idea generation, original thinking, full engagement, and the kind of commitment that drives meaningful change.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Or studying key documents our clients send us in order to understand their current reality, industry, business challenges, organizational constraints, and hoped for outcomes. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Open-mindedness, listening, idea generation, original thinking, full engagement, and the kind of commitment that drives meaningful change.

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. Or studying key documents our clients send us in order to understand their current reality, industry, business challenges, organizational constraints, and hoped for outcomes. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins. Open-mindedness, listening, idea generation, original thinking, full engagement, and the kind of commitment that drives meaningful change.

9 Mind Mapping Mistakes Most Beginners Make and How to Avoid Them

xMind

Important as it is, the graphic design process should follow after the idea generations. However, when you start your idea generations, your ideas may be in the deficiency of both quantity and quality. Not content with your progress, you may try even harder to search for a perfect mind map idea. The polishing is not just about ideas, but about the forms too. Your ideas can grow big. Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash.