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What Is Idea Management?

InnovationManagement

Traditional innovation can only take your business so far, and without an evolution of processes, you might find it harder than ever to move new ideas forward. This practice is better known as idea management, and in this article we will define and discuss idea management in full.

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Rules for Brainstorming: A Guide to Effective Brainstorming

Viima

Brainstorming is one of those hyped terms that these days has a reputation of its own because of the controversy surrounding it. But we don’t live in a black and white world, and as is the case with most things, brainstorming is more nuanced than that.

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Five Hurdles to Idea Management and How to Clear Them

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is the beginning of idea management, but only the beginning. To keep the momentum going, idea management needs to clear away hurdles you may unintentionally put in the way. Ideas need people to refine and implement them, but who that should be isn’t necessarily immediately clear. Find the person who can take on the task of shepherding an idea through your organization and give them the tools they need to do the job.

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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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Does Your Idea Management Software Go the Distance?

IdeaScale

Ideas are more than brainstorming. We’ve all learned this, whether it’s that new hobby or a newly launched business, and it also applies to ideas. In the beginning stages, collecting ideas is easy. But does your idea management software help your team when the hill begins to slope upward? The Idea Cycle. Ideas need to be refined. It’s the small decisions that make a big difference with ideas.

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Team based idea management

Ideanote

Peter is a Customer Success Manager in a Sports company. Now, hearing the pains and celebrating the gains while having the power to decide, means Peter gets a significant amount of ideas each day and so does his team. So, what happens with all those ideas? Hearing ideas and solutions from his team members can get overwhelming. Peter needs structure and a platform where all ideas can be acknowledged, shared, voted upon, rated and finally, acted upon. Meet Peter.

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Conquer the Idea Management Platform: Ask the Right Questions

Ideanote

The post Conquer the Idea Management Platform: Ask the Right Questions appeared first on Ideanote. Idea Management brainstorming idea management platform innovation new ideas

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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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Why ask for idea management

Ideanote

If only you were involved in decision-making…If only you could participate in that meeting that your supervisors have organized…If only you would get that good idea that you usually get during your morning run, at the meetings…If only you could speak up during meetings…If only you could talk to the CEO…If only you could be more involved… And you ought to be! Of course, you want to share your ideas. What is an Idea Management Platform?

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Why ask for idea management

Ideanote

If only you were involved in decision-making…If only you could participate in that meeting that your supervisors have organized…If only you would get that good idea that you usually get during your morning run, at the meetings…If only you could speak up during meetings…If only you could talk to the CEO…If only you could be more involved… And you ought to be! Of course, you want to share your ideas. What is an Idea Management Platform?

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The benefits of using an Idea Management Platform

Ideanote

We previously talked about 5 benefits of using an Idea Management Platform. What is an Idea Management Platform? An Idea Management Platform makes your work easier and declutters your workspace. You are able to communicate throughout departments and have your ideas seen by top management. Here are 5 more benefits of using an Idea Management Platform in your organization.

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Structured Brainstorming – Walking the Tightrope

Ideanote

The post Structured Brainstorming – Walking the Tightrope appeared first on Ideanote. Digitalization Idea Management brainstorming collaboration Digital transformation digitalization fuzzy front end idea management idea management platform ideation innovation technology

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How can Idea Management improve your company?

Ideanote

We previously talked about 5 benefits of using an Idea Management Platform. What is an Idea Management Platform? An Idea Management Platform makes your work easier and declutters your workspace. You are able to communicate throughout departments and have your ideas seen by top management. Here are 5 more benefits of using an Idea Management Platform in your organization. The post How can Idea Management improve your company?

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There is such a thing as a bad idea! 10 Mistakes to avoid when brainstorming

The Future Shapers

While it can be fun to brainstorm at a round table strewn with multi-coloured markers, oddly-shaped sticky note pads, scattered candy, and Rubik’s Cubes, ideation sessions often prove to be wasted effort. Here we explore 10 common mistakes made when setting up brainstorming sessions.

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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.

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Seven Free Brainstorming Tools for 2019

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is the start of innovation, but sometimes you need a little push. These brainstorming tools will help you find the creative momentum you need. Google Docs offers a sort of collaborative scratch paper for brainstorming, while Google Sheets offers a more organized approach to sort ideas and leave notes. If you need to bounce your ideas off somebody, but don’t want to lose those ideas along the way, Slack is a handy tool.

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How can your team benefit from using an idea management platform ?

Ideanote

Peter is a Customer Success Manager in a Sports company. Now, hearing the pains and celebrating the gains while having the power to decide, means Peter gets a significant amount of ideas each day and so does his team. So, what happens with all those ideas? Hearing ideas and solutions from his team members can get overwhelming. Peter needs structure and a platform where all ideas can be acknowledged, shared, voted upon, rated and finally, acted upon. Meet Peter.

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Introducing Idea Management Systems

HunchBuzz

Great ideas can’t be generated from management alone. Crowdsourcing ideas from employees, partners and customers is the best way to promote innovation from the bottom-up. HunchBuzz is a leader in Idea Management Systems (IMS). An IMS like HunchBuzz provides a platform for more people to share their ideas. More ideas can be shared and evaluated, meaning more opportunity for a successful outcome. Times are changing.

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Introducing Idea Management Systems

HunchBuzz

Great ideas can’t be generated from management alone. Crowdsourcing ideas from employees, partners and customers is the best way to promote innovation from the bottom-up. HunchBuzz is a leader in Idea Management Systems (IMS). An IMS like HunchBuzz provides a platform for more people to share their ideas. More ideas can be shared and evaluated, meaning more opportunity for a successful outcome. Times are changing.

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What Is Idea Management Anyway?

HunchBuzz

Her work had asked her, and her colleagues, to come up with some new ideas towards a project they had commissioned. When I mentioned ‘Idea Management’ to her, her eyes went blank. Yet Idea Management is something that shouldn’t be ignored, as any idea is the raw material for innovation if you allow it to be. So what is Idea Management? The idea itself. The suggestion box provided a platform to get ideas, but not to evolve them.

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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.

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How To Structure A Brainstorm The Right Way

Ideanote

brainstorming sessions. But what if there was a way to keep all the great things in a brainstorm, the creativity and excitement, while getting rid of tedious stuff like social loafing and time waste? The post How To Structure A Brainstorm The Right Way appeared first on Ideanote. Idea Management Ideation brainstorming change management culture of continuous improvement idea management knowledge sharing technologyWe all know and.

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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.

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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.

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What is the Process for an Employee Innovation Challenge?

InnovationManagement

A growing trend over the past several years has been to host internal innovation challenges.

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

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Status Bias Inhibits Innovation

Destination Innovation

Status bias is the term used to describe the unfortunate fact that communications such as ideas, proposals and papers are often judged not on their merits but on the status of the originator. Status factors can seriously affect the chance of an idea being accepted or rejected.

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Aiming High: Qmarkets’ Innovation in R&D Journey Towards Improved Idea Management Solutions

Qmarkets

Albert Einstein once said “Why is it I always get my best ideas while shaving?” As we sometimes tell our clients at Qmarkets, the key to overcoming a challenge or formulating a new idea, is often simply finding a new way to look at the problem.

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Startup Ideas are NOT Inspired on the Spur of the Moment!

InnovationManagement

Based on research in the market and in many countries, I tried to figure out the exact mechanism by which startup ideas are created. Is it mainly a matter of brainstorming effort or are external factors at play? The post Startup Ideas are NOT Inspired on the Spur of the Moment! appeared first on Innovation Management. Aim is to facilitate and expedite this process for would-be entrepreneurs.

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The US Coast Guard and Rapid Adaptation: “There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Textbook Hurricane’ or a ‘Standard Oil Spill'”

InnovationManagement

From recognizing innovators, to empowering your team at every level, to developing innovation outposts, the US Coast Guard are experts in innovation and idea management.

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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Together, they reduce the risk of failure, improve the success rate of new ideas and can help build an organisation which is more resilient to change and able to grow. It is also useful for everyone in a company who might generate ideas (which in my view should be everyone) to have a basic understanding of what the principles are. Suggested reading: 4 – Portfolio Management.

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The Remarkable Benefits of Digital Brainstorming

Qmarkets

The False Promise of Traditional Brainstorming. One idea in his book, discussed in Chapter 33 on "How to Organize a Squad to Create Ideas", later became one of the most widely used creativity techniques in the world. In order to create innovative ideas, Osborne suggested that a group of people should engage in a "brainstorm", i.e. "using the brain to storm a creative problem—and doing so in commando fashion, with each stormer attacking the same objective."

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Idea Management a Modern Approach to Innovation

HunchBuzz

Innovation is one of the hardest to manage and most necessary elements in modern business. Idea management is a new concept that is bringing employees, customers and management together in an attempt to keep business on the cutting edge. In this article, we will look at Internal Idea Management. That is how to solicit, sort and use ideas from your employees. Idea management is itself an innovation. Ideas are not solicited randomly.

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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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Pitch Timing and Selling Your Idea

Beyond the Obvious

Remember that you are telling a story; you want a spokesperson who can bring the idea to life and get people excited. Practice pitching the idea before you take […]. Book Book Excerpts best ideas brainstorming Gated Funding Model Guy Kawasaki Rule idea management pitch your best idea pitching ideas timing

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Idea Generation in Business: Eight Techniques to Supercharge Creativity

Qmarkets

Ideas are vital to innovation. When it comes to overseeing an idea management program involving thousands of employees or customers, it is crucial that the process is structured in a way that helps participants to generate the best ideas.

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Drag & Drop Away!

Ideanote

In the midst of ideation, you want things to move fast so you can focus on the things that matter the most–your ideas. Now, admin users can move ideas from one phase to another by simply dragging it to the desired place. Visualise your idea journey Trying to keep pace with each and every idea in different phases can be overwhelming, we get it. This new management view will help you see the big picture and get a grip on what needs to be moved forward.

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5 Best Practices for Planning an Internal Ideation Process

Viima

We’ve all been at some point in one of those meetings where we’re asked to come up with out of the box ideas for new campaigns, products, or solutions to various issues. Innovation Idea Management Ideation

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Avoiding Groupthink and Empowering Introverts

IdeaScale

There was this great infocomic a few years ago that talked about the virtues of online brainstorming. Although there are lots of benefits that we’ve discussed in our blog before (transparent processes, lower program costs, etc), this comic highlighted two of my favorite benefits that results from online brainstorming: avoiding groupthink and empowering introverts. Ideas come first, consensus can come later. Mike McCaw, Chairperson of the NYU Administrative Management Council.

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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.

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More Ideation means more Innovation – Simple

Innovation Excellence

Spigit is a leading innovation management software company. ’ Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management carried out a study of data from 154 corporate customers of Spigit over a five year period. Innovation Brainstorm idea management ideation Kellogg School of Management spigitThey recently published a research paper entitled ‘Quantifying a Culture of Innovation.’

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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.

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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.