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.

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

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

Introducing Drag & Drop Idea Management

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.

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.

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?

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?

Structured Brainstorming – Walking the Tightrope

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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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Structure A Brainstorm The Right Way

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. In this respect, innovation management solutions are invaluable. . Ironically, it was this concept that also inspired me personally when I began working on Qmarkets’ idea and innovation management software almost 10 years ago.

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.

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."

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.

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.’

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.

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 Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forrester also claims that 53% of global services decision-makers are investing in emerging innovation and idea management technologies to drive innovation. What is innovation management? Importance of innovation management. Ideas for successful innovation management.

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

Podcast #008 Simon Hill – How to get everyone involved in EveryDay Innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak to Simon Hill, founder of Idea Management software company Wazoku. Wazoku has grown steadily in the past few years into one of the big players in the idea management space, enabling companies to gather ideas from across the entire company and track their progress much more efficiently than with traditional brainstorming or idea suggestion schemes.

Do You Know Your Company’s Implementation Rate?

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appeared first on Innovation Management. Life Cycle Processes Open Innovation Strategies benchmarking brainstorming Competition Creativity development idea management Ideation implementation incubation infographic innovation funnel innovation process researchWith the rise of the innovation department, numerous organizations are focusing their attention on their company’s ideation rate.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Your Suggestion Box has never been more relevant

Ideanote

Could it source great ideas and improvement suggestions ? I have personally shipped several ideas towards companies which service I have been happily using. Another issue with the suggestion box, and several other ways of handling ideas and suggestions, is the lack of transparency in the evaluation phase. Even the physical location, or this passive ad-hoc way of collecting ideas and suggestions is impaired by time and space.

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. There is some imaginative thinking inside idea development, but if this session had been organized as a classic “brainstorm” or purely divergent idea session it would have been a waste of time. Skilled Facilitation Makes a Difference.

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.

5 Corporate Innovation Tools and Tactics: How to Chose the Best Option for Your Company

Qmarkets

The hard part is deciding what tools and tactics will help you manage innovation in a way that achieves disruptive results. Management Platform Level 4 : The DIY. 5 Popular Corporate Innovation Tools and Tactics Level 1: Emails and Basic Office Tools S o you’ve decided that you want to start gathering ideas from your employees to help you fight back against your competitors – great, but where to start? Our Blog Idea Management Innovation Management Innovation Strategy

Information Overload: How Can Digital Minimalism Create Innovation?

Ideanote

If you are experiencing a digital overload and feel clogged with log-in details, streamlining the tools you use to communicate, brainstorm, plan, and implement your ideas, in other words, a digital detox, could be the cure. If you find that your brainstorming sessions quickly become disorganized, then an idea management platform could be the solution. How do you normally facilitate and structure cross-department idea management?

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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.