A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

Here is a brainstorm method I call ‘The Postal Service’ You gather a group of say 6 to 10 people on a Zoom meeting and explain the challenge. The whole group then meets on video conference and the best ideas are presented and discussed. Gibbard and Tamborello.

Brainstorming with IdeaScale

IdeaScale

In this blog post, I’ll discuss how we can draw from brainstorming techniques to configure IdeaScale to support your organization in generating and collecting fresh and novel ideas. Last week, I enjoyed the latest episode of the Stanford Innovation Lab podcast about effective advance planning for a successful brainstorming session. Turn off voting for the brainstorming period. I wish you all the best in running a successful brainstorming campaign on IdeaScale.

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The single best way to improve your brainstorming sessions

Idea to Value

Brainstorming doesn’t work. And that is because most brainstorming sessions are not designed to deliver results for the company , only for the facilitator. You may have seen the four basic rules of brainstorming, taken from Alex Osborn’s Applied Imagination : The Four Rules of Brainstorming: Go for Quantity. However, the issue lies with the way that brainstorming sessions are usually structured: as a group activity.

How to Brainstorm Better

InnovationManagement

Toy inventor Brendan Boyle talks about key concepts for making brainstorming sessions more effective, like including those adept at the technique and bringing together divergent and convergent thinkers. Videos brainstorm divergent thinking ideation innovation tool inspiration skills management techniques

Making Brainstorming Work

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the meta skills that organisations will need to develop if they are to flex their innovation muscle is the ability to do great brainstorming sessions. Earlier in the day, I stumbled onto the below video in which Bill Burnett talks about practices that can help you make your next brainstorming session highly productive. Before, I share my views on this topic, pls take a few minutes to actually watch the video below.

Brainstorming with IdeaScale

IdeaScale

In this blog post, I’ll discuss how we can draw from brainstorming techniques to configure IdeaScale to support your organization in generating and collecting fresh and novel ideas. Last week, I enjoyed the latest episode of the Stanford Innovation Lab podcast about effective advance planning for a successful brainstorming session. Turn off voting for the brainstorming period. I wish you all the best in running a successful brainstorming campaign on IdeaScale.

Ten Ways to use Lateral Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

Destination Innovation

Short video with ten tips and techniques to help you use lateral thinking for idea generation and creative problem solving. Brainstorming and Ideation de bono lateral thinking problem solving random word reverse the problem scamper six hats subconscious videoThe post Ten Ways to use Lateral Thinking for Creative Problem Solving appeared first on Destination Innovation.

Brainstorming at Google

Michael Roberto

Fast Company has published an article this week titled, "How to Brainstorm Like a Googler." The article highlights the three broad phases of design thinking: understanding and empathizing with the users, brainstorming, and prototyping. The video below shows you a bit more about how this process works at Google. The article has a couple of helpful tips and reminders for those engaged in brainstorming in their own organizations. brainstorming design thinking Google IDE

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.

Podcast S3E29: Roger Firestien – Learning from the man who taught the creative process to the most people in the world

Idea to Value

I recommend you go check out www.createinaflashbook.com, because he has also included several free high quality videos to show you the techniques of CPS. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:15 the foundational work of Alex Osborn, who invented brainstorming and then the Creative Problem Solving process, which had been validated by more than 150 research studies. 00:02:45 why “brainstorming” had got such a bad reputation, and why companies do it wrong.

Get Innovative Solutions with the Ideas Exchange Method

Destination Innovation

The Ideas Exchange is a brainstorm method which I use with larger groups. You might suggest that you shoot videos of the stories of people you have helped and post the videos on Facebook and Youtube. Brainstorming and Ideation bizarre brainstorm coloured cards ideas exchangeImage by Geralt on Pixabay. It is easy to run, quick and effective. This is the procedure: 1. The problem is clearly stated. Everyone is given two coloured cards (or post-it notes).

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. Nine Brainstorming Bad Habits to Break 1.

Unleash Wild and Wacky to Get Bigger Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another in a series of articles about how you can consistently generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. Continue reading → Build Capability Culture & Values Video Innovation Inspiration Uncategorized collaboration brainstorming fear idea generation Innovation Best Practices Quantum Idea GenerationAt Innovate2Grow Experts we call this process Quantum Idea Generation.

Why most innovation and creativity training are NOT designed to deliver results

Idea to Value

Check out the short video above to understand why most innovation and creativity trainers don’t actually care about the results for your business. Brainstorming sessions , where a facilitator will help you fill an entire wall with post it notes of “Great Ideas!” (but Innovation experts facilitation leadership videoThis has been something that has bothered me for all of the years I have been in this industry.

Brainstorm Facilitation Training for Idiot Savants (and other wise ones)

Idea Champions

Brainstorming in most organizations sucks. Click here for a taste of where we're coming from -- 13 brief videos of us laying it all on the line. Think brainstorming is a waste of time? This just in! Or, if "sucks" is the wrong word, how about "severely under-delivers"? The good folks of Idea Champions (that's us) have found a way to put an end to this madness. Yes, we have. And yes, we can.

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Everything You Need to Know About Brainstorm Facilitation

Idea Champions

Here are 13 of Idea Champion's brief, upbeat, entertaining videos on the art and science of brainstorm facilitation. Our brainstorming website. Voila! What our clients say. A sampling of case studies

HOW TO SPARK INNOVATION IN OTHERS: A 5-Minute Video Tutorial

Idea Champions

This 5-minute video tutorial tells you how. Brainstorm facilitation training. Here's a little known secret: Organizations don't innovate. People innovate. Inspired, creative, committed, collaborative, self-motivated people. What can YOU do to help people innovate? A lot. Ingenious Leadership. Applied Innovation. What our clients say

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

An excellent example, outlined in the video below, is Adobe’s Kickbox program, which gives anyone who has an idea and wants to try it out a box with advice on how to approach the experiment and a pre-paid credit card with $1,000 to be used however the person wants. But I would also recommend the following books: 8 – Effective Brainstorming. What is it: Every company knows about brainstorming. This should always be done instead of traditional brainstorming.

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 people roll their eyes when the brainstorming is over, convinced that nothing new is going to materialize? Indeed, mastering the art of brainstorm facilitation is a kind of apprenticeship -- a transfer of tacit knowledge that is best sparked live and in-person. -- Two-hours. -- Half-day. -- One-day. -- Two-days. -- Three-days.

Take Your Brainstorming Sessions to the Next Level of Wow

Idea Champions

If your company is like most companies we have worked with, its brainstorming sessions leave something to be desired. Brainstorming sessions can be a lot more powerful than that. To goose you on your way, here are four brief blog posts and a video of ours on the art and science of brainstorming. The DNA of Brainstorming and the Power of Three. Why Nothing Happens After a Brainstorming Session. Why Leaders Shouldn't Lead Brainstorming Sessions.

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How to Come Up with Disruptive Ideas Using ‘Random Words’? [Including Video]

Be-novative

We can introduce the random words after a few steps down the road on a business meeting, brainstorming session or at the school. Here is a video where Pris, Be-novative’s CEO explains the steps: [link] You can do these in person with post-it notes or you can also create a virtual challenge in Be-novative by clicking here.

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4 Team values to build a culture of innovation [with video]

Be-novative

You are always sharing ideas with each other, hundreds of ideas come up in regular brainstorming sessions …. Since Pris, CEO and founder of Be-novative graduated as a psychologist, she often speaks about the psychological factors of how to build an innovation culture every day.

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The 10 Personas of an Effective Brainstorm Facilitator

Idea Champions

You have participated in more than a few brainstorm sessions in your life. There's a ton of reasons why most brainstorming sessions under-deliver, but the main reason -- the Mount Olympus of reasons (drum roll, please.) is the brainstorm facilitator. Armed with a short list of ground rules , a flipchart marker, and a muffin, most brainstorm facilitators miss the mark completely. Brainstorm facilitators are "on stage" whether they like it or not.

Brainstorm Facilitation Training for Idiot Savants (and other wise ones)

Idea Champions

Brainstorming in most organizations sucks. Click here for a taste of where we're coming from -- 13 brief videos of us laying it all on the line. Think brainstorming is a waste of time? This just in! Or, if "sucks" is the wrong word, how about "severely under-delivers"? The good folks of Idea Champions (that's us) have found a way to put an end to this madness. Yes, we have. And yes, we can.

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A Very Cool Brainstorm Facilitation Training for People in the Fast Lane

Idea Champions

Our brainstorm website. VIDEO: The eight dimensions of a brainstorming sessionMore about the training. What our clients say. Tell us more about your need. Our client list.

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Virtual Vs In-Person Meetings

Rmukesh Gupta

Better Brainstorming: The authors also claim that virtual brainstorming can be a lot more effective than the physical counterpart. My experience says that if we use the right tools and with good facilitation, virtual brainstorming sessions can be very effective.

Virtual Vs In-Person Meetings

Rmukesh Gupta

Better Brainstorming: The authors also claim that virtual brainstorming can be a lot more effective than the physical counterpart. My experience says that if we use the right tools and with good facilitation, virtual brainstorming sessions can be very effective.

The 10 Personas of an Effective Brainstorm Facilitator

Idea Champions

You have participated in more than a few brainstorm sessions in your life. There's a ton of reasons why most brainstorming sessions under-deliver, but the main reason -- the Mount Olympus of reasons (drum roll, please.) is the brainstorm facilitator. Armed with a short list of ground rules , a flipchart marker, and a muffin, most brainstorm facilitators miss the mark completely. Brainstorm facilitators are "on stage" whether they like it or not.

Can Ideation Build Community

IdeaScale

Video games are a notoriously tough market to work in, sitting squarely at the intersection of art and science, and sports gamers are a tough market to cater to in of themselves, as they’re not just gamers, but enormous fans of leagues and athletes. Best Practice brainstorming community feedback ideation satisfactionIdeas pull us together. The history of communities shows they’re formed around ideas.

Ten Things United Airlines Might Have Done

Gregg Fraley

The video is very hard to watch, it’s sad, degrading, humiliating for the passenger, and an example of brutality visited upon an innocent and trusting consumer. Also known as “CPS” having the tools to do effective brainstorming on the spot would have avoided this incident. Improving Customer Service at United Airlines Requires a Paradigm Shift and Recognizing They Have a Problem. Creative Training Would Have Helped.

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Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Exercises for Audience-Oriented Topics

BrainZooming

Small groups prepared the personas in advance by brainstorming answers to ten questions on each audience member. For reasons the brand was not selected, they brainstormed possible topics to help counter or refute misperceptions about the brand. Blogging Brainzooming - All Posts Communication Creativity Facebook Marketing Social media Strategy Tools Twitter Video content marketing topic ideas

What is Shape? IDEO’s Latest Innovation Tool

InnovationTraining.org

Shape is similar to other whiteboarding tools like Conceptboard , Stormboard , Mural , and Miro , in that it offers a visual blank canvas for users to collaborate and brainstorm together. Visualization – add images, text, videos, and links. Introduction to Shape (Video).

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Interview with Dr Simone Ritter: how variety sparks new ideas

Idea to Value

In the video interview above, I find out some “surprising” insights from her recent 2014 research. This is why even after brainstorming sessions, it’s usually the safest and least interesting ideas which are taken forward. If you would like to see more detail on the experiments Dr Ritter conducted, the BBC produced a video which included her work last year. I have found an extract of the video below.

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Zapps: Zoom’s Latest Feature Adds Integration Apps

InnovationTraining.org

Video conferencing software Zoom is definitely near the top of that list – and they’ve just added a new feature that makes connecting your various virtual tools even easier. Zapps are app integrations that work within the Zoom video conferencing tool.

3 Rules For More Effective Remote Meetings

The Human Factor

Video conferencing is a fact of working life these days. If you know the tricks to holding successful and productive video calls though, you can make them work for you. . When Is Video The Right Channel? . source.

How to Run a Virtual Design Thinking Project with Remote Teams

InnovationTraining.org

Traditionally the practice of design thinking has involved bringing people together in a physical space to share their customer insights, brainstorm ideas with countless post-it notes, and work together to create prototype concepts of new solutions to then iterate and evolve with customer feedback. Team members upload their best findings as photos, videos and other documents and complete interactive templates, such as user personas , journeys and empathy maps. Do a video pitch.

What is Mural and How to Use Mural for Design Thinking

InnovationTraining.org

Time and time again we have seen this tool mentioned as one of the best collaborative brainstorming and virtual whiteboard tools available. MURAL is a virtual tool that enables innovative teams to collaborate visually and brainstorm solutions to their problems or challenges. The following resource guides, tutorials, videos, and more can help you get started with Mural. If you prefer to learn visually, you may be interested in MURAL’s collection of video tutorials.

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

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. Typically, a group will begin a brainstorming session recommending that everyone should feel free to share whatever ideas they can think of. Often, a small number of highly narcissistic and extroverted people will dominate brainstorming sessions.

Extreme Creativity – History of Rock

BrainZooming

Then you have to look at this video, “History of Rock.” But take a few minutes and start watching this video (and be sure to watch it on full screen to see all the cross-references and shout outs across musical styles). Looking for Extreme Creativity ? Are you REALLY looking for extreme creativity? Do you have a few minutes to spare?

Why the MBTI test is useless in innovation programmes

Idea to Value

” This week I found out more about the limitations of the test from an interesting article on Vox which highlighted the video (above), as well as a thought piece on Jeffrey Baumgartner’s blog. This is a real issue in brainstorming sessions or other idea generation sessions, where often the people invited are the loudest ones with the highest energy, who appear to come up with the most ideas during the session. What did you think of this video?

Top Remote Working Software Tools to Innovate & Collaborate

InnovationTraining.org

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that can be used to effectively communicate with your teams virtually. Offering both chat and video/voice call features, this tool can be used to connect with members of your team virtually. Create diagrams, brainstorm topics and ideas, and facilitate more impactful meetings and workshops. This tool can again be used to facilitate brainstorming, mapping, and diagramming with your team or workshop participants.

Zoom Training for Innovating Virtual Workshops and Meetings

InnovationTraining.org

You may be interested in completing this training if you will be holding a virtual brainstorming session, workshop, or conference online for the first time, or are simply looking to improve upon an existing remote workshop session plan.

What is Stormboard?

InnovationTraining.org

The Stormboard online innovation workspace can help you run brainstorming sessions, meetings or events more productively. Add images, text, files, and videos – Make your ideas come to life with inspirational reference materials. Video Tutorials : Learn visually through these helpful walkthrough tutorial videos.

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