To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Facilitators who scaffold well are master innovation facilitators and their projects achieve better results. The key is to get creative with how your organize your innovation projects. This might include brainstorming alone, prior to a group session. This done before ideation.

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work

Gregg Fraley

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work. 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. As the drawing suggests, please, let’s redefine 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.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Prepare, Then Brainstorm. Most brainstorming doesn’t work. The literature bashing brainstorming is extensive. I’m going to focus on one problem with brainstorming in this post: lack of preparation. Have participants do research, and virtual ideation, alone.

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

Innovation projects are about a lot of meetings. Seven Facilitation Fails: Most innovation project managers haven’t been trained in facilitation. There are specific tools for visioning, problem framing, and ideation etc.

Top 12 ideation techniques to brainstorm your way to new ideas

hackerearth

Does your ideation session with your teammates turn into just another meeting with a few people squabbling and the rest keeping quiet? How do you enhance the likelihood of having successful ideation sessions? Techniques That Encourage Ideation. Brainstorming.

The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

Solving an innovation culture problem isn’t easy, but your solution had better include interesting, compelling, and fun, Projects. Projects are how cultures actually change. Are You Having Fun? Innovation Should Be Fun, Joyful, and About Playing With Concepts.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs of this blog post and will now cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or not understood by the members of your team. You're busy. I get it.

Brainstorming with Innovator Dan Pick

Betterific

” This is the first in our “Brainstorming with…” series. Dan is an ideator in the true sense of the word – he’s submitted hundreds of ideas, has participated in countless challenges and has won his fair share.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process.

Why Leaders Shouldn't Lead Brainstorming Sessions

Idea Champions

Here's one of the dirty little secrets of corporate brainstorm sessions: When they are led by upper management, department heads, or project leaders, they usually get manipulated. That's why brainstorm facilitators need to remain neutral. High Velocity Brainstorming.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

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). Ideas for innovation projects emerge from the intensive sessions.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

This essential training for leaders and project managers provides answers, and from an industry thought leader. Innovation Intensive will help you improve the effectiveness of innovation projects. Streamlined management of innovation projects.

Why Leaders Shouldn't Lead Brainstorming Sessions

Idea Champions

Here's one of the dirty little secrets of corporate brainstorm sessions: When they are led by upper management, department heads, or project leaders, they usually get manipulated. That's why brainstorm facilitators need to remain neutral. High Velocity Brainstorming.

Why Leaders Shouldn't Lead Brainstorming Sessions

Idea Champions

Here's one of the dirty little secrets of corporate brainstorm sessions: When they are led by upper management, department heads, or project leaders, they usually get manipulated. That's why brainstorm facilitators need to remain neutral. High Velocity Brainstorming.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

To think differently, you need to organize ideation or strategy sessions — and the entire front end of innovation cycle — using different tools and techniques, different settings, new stimulus, new speakers, new and different everything.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's also assume that you and your company are not at a loss for these BIG IDEAS -- that they regularly make their appearance via any number of ways: brainstorming sessions, early morning team meetings, or simply the spontaneous epiphanies of the wild and crazy people down the hall.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's also assume that you and your company are not at a loss for these BIG IDEAS -- that they regularly make their appearance via any number of ways: brainstorming sessions, early morning team meetings, or simply the spontaneous epiphanies of the wild and crazy people down the hall.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's also assume that you and your company are not at a loss for these BIG IDEAS -- that they regularly make their appearance via any number of ways: brainstorming sessions, early morning team meetings, or simply the spontaneous epiphanies of the wild and crazy people down the hall.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

How do you integrate all this new fancy stuff into strategy and ideation to create actual projects? Innovating with digital technology requires a blended approach, truly diverse teams, training, and new ideation methods. Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018.

Invest in Innovation Skill Building

Gregg Fraley

I thought by this year in history (2016) everyone in the business world would have a clue as to how to do ideation (aka brainstorming) properly. Well for one, groups I’ve witnessed routinely start ideation with vague questions — which pretty much dooms the session.

How to Keep Small Group Brainstorming On Track

Idea Champions

If you only have a little while for a brainstorming session, you, as facilitator, of course, want to "cut to the chase" and get people ideating, but THEIR need usually involves something else, something more immediate that needs expression and an audience.

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 Intensive .

Get a Grip on Innovation — 10 Questions, 20 Minutes

Gregg Fraley

Make a list.Partially done projects, that is, things you haven’t put fully into play, but there is active development, a plan and a commitment to launch the project, do count. Were there any ideas or projects that seemed interesting but weren’t done due to perceived risk?

Mash-Ups for Innovation, a How To Guide

Gregg Fraley

It certainly doesn’t happen in most brainstorming sessions. I say “expert” here because this is not a concept every brainstorming facilitator knows or can do, it’s an advanced technique. Remember also the classic brainstorming rule of deferring judgment while diverging.

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Colorado Innovation Training

Gregg Fraley

Essentially this is intensive, hands-on workshop that trains people in innovation frameworks, and tools for strategy, ideation, research, and project management. It’s a course for innovation project managers, consultants, intrapreneurs, and entrepreneurs who want to have more productive strategy, idea generation, and innovation action plans. One reason is they are now able to facilitate their own strategy and ideation sessions, that can save a lot of money.

Hire a lean entrepreneur for one year. The story of Symbio

Board of Innovation

At Board of Innovation we love to share our learnings as soon as we finish an innovation project. Not so long ago we shared the tools we used during a 3-day ideation brainstorm and a checklist to organize your own corporate innovation accelerator.

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If You Call a Meeting, Please Call It By the Right Name

Idea Champions

Or maybe it's the business I'm in, but I can't help but notice how often people with a pressing need to call a meeting find a way to work the "Let's get together and brainstorm" phrase into their invitation even when their meeting has absolutely nothing to do with brainstorming.

Why is it Important to Get to Market Fast

IdeaScale

Traditionally, businesses hired expansive research and development teams, as well as going through extensive brainstorming sessions to attempt to figure out what products were in demand. Companies could be even 90% done with a project only to find there was not the demand they had anticipated.

Welcome to the Mid Zone of Innovation

Legacy Innovation Group

Here, the Front End is still the domain of ideation, creative brainstorming, and the discovery work needed to find new opportunities around unmet market needs. But for those who have been running front to back innovation projects in recent years, they will quickly recognize that a whole lot of work goes on in between these two ends. As a result, all of this research and planning work must be completed before the project can be given the green light to go into market at scale.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

So why not ignite the culture of ideation among employees? Encourage your employees to ideate more by rewarding the best of their innovative spirits by carving a sustainable innovation pool supporting your business initiatives.

Interview with an Innovator: Dennis G Pitcock

Betterific

Dennis is not just an ideator and a brainstormer, but he’s an entrepreneur. See below to learn more about his startup, his hopes for Betterific and some inspiration when it comes to brainstorming on Betterific.

Are We Taking the “U” Out of UX?

Boxes and Arrows

Some excerpts: Work with the development team to follow a user-centered design approach as you work collaboratively to brainstorm and design innovative solutions to complex problems. This would be a great project for UXPA, CHI, or IXDA, and I’d be happy to help. What is a UX designer?

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How a (crowdsourced) idea becomes a product

Betterific

But that campaign, and other ideation campaigns like it, didn’t require any creative problem solving. To gather new ideas, his team traditionally holds brainstorms, listens to end users and talks with cross functional teams. Sterilite launches crowdsourced product.