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.

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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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.

The Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapraneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation

Qmarkets

Its rapid expansion from a small, family-run wholesale goods business in 1928 into a multinational conglomerate with 30,000 employees, can be attributed in part to the creative – and ingenious – ways it has crowdsourced ideas from employees. We form the ‘Centre of Excellence’ for idea management at the company. We also run workshops offline to generate new ideas for company improvements, as well as enrich them.

Measuring Innovation Performance

led to the number of novel ideas generated per 100 employees or the. performance measures of innovation, it is important to know HOW INNOVATION HAPPENS Good ideas can come from anywhere. s areHow realistic they are The more diverse the source of ideas, the more superior.

How to Create the Maximum Major Innovative Solutions Using the Four Elements of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

Innovate2Grow Experts

Here is a brief review of quantum idea generation. Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. To generate these powerful results you need to use four elements – diversity, stimulus, brain type, and eliminate fear and have fun. Today we’re going to dive deep into the topic of how to pull coordinate the four elements of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

What is Total Innovation Management? Achieving Excellence from Idea Generation to Implementation

Qmarkets

Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape. To achieve this, companies must communicate a clear innovation strategy to employees, break down departmental silos, and give employees a means to submit their ideas.

How Can You Run An Idea Creation Competition?

IdeaScale

Idea generation is the heart of innovation. Creating this culture in your organization increases employee engagement and promotes collaboration. One way to inspire the innovation process is to hold an idea generation competition.

Why is collaboration vital for innovation?

hackerearth

It is hard to put it any better—but there is rarely innovation that hasn’t its origins in collaboration. Innovation and collaboration aren’t separate. Collaboration drives innovation and value creation, thereby helping businesses create wealth. Why collaborate. Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. Distinct advantages of collaboration.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

It presents an idea, a concept, a prototype, a piece of knowledge that provides the catalyst to be exploited in a broader community as the next step and so on. Knowing what is required to generate innovation throughout an entire organization is even more so. Visual source; [link].

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) and The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest Collaborate on Public Training Seminar. A neutral ground to network and exchange ideas. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started. Attention Michiana, NW Indiana, Chicago. Establish Fundamentals and Avoid Pitfalls.

Practical Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Planview

Editor’s note: Last month, Maggie Riad, VP of Innovation Strategy at Spigit, held a webinar: ‘10 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement in your Innovation Program’. Q: How do we make it easier for employees to understand how their engagement affects our innovation program? Q: How specific should innovation challenges be to get a high level of engagement? MR: I generally recommend trying to narrow the scope to a specific area, so the ideas generated are comparable.

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

There are so many obstacles and uncertainties as you take an idea or concept through to eventual release. A promising idea did not foresee a roadblock that cannot be resolved. In one final quote from this article: “when boards seem to have a “widespread lack of board-level engagement in innovation processes (that) could be a major blind spot and a potential liability”. My thought is what do you expect if boards are not as engaged as per the HBR report above stating?

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The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

It presents an idea, a concept, a prototype, a piece of knowledge that provides the catalyst to be exploited in a broader community as the next step and so on. Knowing what is required to generate innovation throughout an entire organization is even more so. Visual source; [link].

Focusing on Innovation for our Energy Transition we are all undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

We need to switch from fossil fuel into renewables, and the whole shift of significant invested assets for power generation and distribution have to accommodate an energy mix that provides us electricity certainty 24 x 7. Technological and systemic innovation is incredibly important to the end-user sectors of transport, industry, and buildings, as well as replacing and upgrading much of the overall system design and operation to generate increased electrification.

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Engagement Is the ROI on the Front End of Innovation

Planview

Practicing collaborative innovation takes time, money, and attention. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how engagement serves as the return on the front end of the practice—and why engagement matters. People who practice collaborative innovation intend the best. During the back end, people choose to pursue certain ideas or concepts to test their potential and their viability. The front end features open enquiry and engagement.

Engagement Is the ROI on the Front End of Innovation

Planview

Practicing collaborative innovation takes time, money, and attention. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how engagement serves as the return on the front end of the practice—and why engagement matters. People who practice collaborative innovation intend the best. During the back end, people choose to pursue certain ideas or concepts to test their potential and their viability. The front end features open enquiry and engagement.

The future innovation core lies at the edge.

Paul Hobcraft

I have written about the new innovation era in 2017 made up of higher levels of needed collaboration, where platforms, ecosystems and customer experience understanding become increasingly central. We need to start constantly at understanding the customer, their needs, their individual journey by discovering and engaging with them. Boundaries seem to be continually pushed in business, nothing seemingly stands still, yet many things stay caught up in not being changed.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do” The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management (tackling a critical part of Six Sigma). “Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology , to provide a systematic way to take ideas into tested business case concepts” The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence.

The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

Consultants are not addressing many of the changes occurring and ignoring opportunities to adapt to different circumstances, they are simply not putting up a strong case of their engagement by redesigning their business models or opening themselves up to different forms of collaboration. Consultant firms on the other hand are moving far too cautiously to any form of collaborative form, they tend to bring ‘experts’ in for ad hoc, one-off assignments when they need deeper expertise.

We are pushing away from the old innovating core

Paul Hobcraft

I have written about the new innovation era in 2017 made up of higher levels of needed collaboration, where platforms, ecosystems and customer experience understanding become increasingly central. I felt I needed to provide a more dedicated perspective on these in a collaboration with my established sparing partner Jeffrey Phillips over at Ovo Innovation in our website of Ecosystems4innovators.

There are Knowns and Unknowns in Innovation: Let’s Manage Them Differently

Paul Hobcraft

We need to treat ideas the same on how anything needs assessing but it needs to pass through a different thinking about knowledge understanding, as there are ‘known knowns’ and ‘unknown unknowns’ and we need to prepare for both within our innovation activities. For me, a good idea management system needs to be set up for all known and unknown possibilities to capture their potential. Thankfully having a good idea management system can greatly support this.

Try Nook and Cranny Strategic Thinking Exercises for a Huge Impact!

BrainZooming

They help groups (or an individual) efficiently explore many more opportunities and ideas than they otherwise might. The x-axis labels along the poster’s top featured three specific opportunities to deliver the attributes: at the initial engagement with internal clients, throughout ongoing work, and as a project wraps up. That meant more than forty perspectives from which to generate ideas for potential behaviors. Nook and cranny strategic thinking exercises.

6 Lessons from Our 2018 Innovation Management Award Winners

IdeaScale

Queensland Police Service was recognized for Best Engagement Strategy, Covia won the award for Best Innovation Process, and the Transportation Research Board won for Best Innovation. Serving the Australian state of Queensland, the QPS set out to create a collaborative process for all 15,000 staff members to speak outside the chain of command to submit ideas, ask questions, or share knowledge. Respond to Every Idea. Crowds Increase Utility of Research Project Ideas.

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview

The challenge for many program leaders and their innovation programs comes down to their level of involvement in the idea implementation process. Only about one-quarter of innovation teams are involved in implementing ideas in every challenge they run. Additionally, innovation leaders struggle to master full lifecycle idea management —the process of moving great ideas into execution. However, employee engagement is often stagnant, if not declining.

Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization

Tullio Siragusa

Ideating: In this phase, we aim to generate several ideas to represent potential solutions. Collaborate: It is vital to collaborate with everyone to develop practical solutions to ongoing problems. This engagement must not be confine to just your team.

Reinvent together or perish apart

HunchBuzz

When Winston Churchill was working to form the United Nations after WWII, he famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste” As organisations assess their role in a Post COVID19 world, leveraging the nascent online collaboration phenomenon to deliver participatory innovation will be critical to success. We must create a network effect through idea generating participation. Today, employees are collaborating through Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Hang-outs.

Open innovation resurgence during COVID. Why?

Jeffrey Phillips

Right now, during the COVID pandemic, there is a big push to engage everyone, and tools like Zoom, Teams, Slack and others seem to provide the means to involve a lot of people simultaneously to address key challenges. But - simply because we can engage a lot of people at once, does that mean innovation activities benefit? First, some definitions Open innovation has traditionally meant getting ideas or technologies from individuals or teams outside your company.

Innovation Test with the Innovator Scorecard Assessment

InnovationTraining.org

their ideas wherever they are (this could be as simple as a form or as fancy. test new ideas – make templates, resources and guidance easy to access. Help people make tiny bets on big ideas – think about how you could make. collaboration is a great start.

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Spigit’s 2018 Fall Product Release: Machine Learning, New Use Cases, and More

Planview

Here are a few highlights in the release: Drive engagement with a user experience that’s more more personalized, which helps maximize participation in challenges facilitating increased cross-company collaboration. Boost efficiency with new machine learning capabilities for both ideators and administrators accelerating the idea generation process. Interested to see how Spigit can help your company create a culture of innovation and drive significant employee engagement?

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Idea Competitions and Why Your Business Needs One

Ideanote

They all swear by in-house innovation programs which give every employee a chance to pitch their ideas. So, if you want to join the innovative crowd and get some fresh input for your new product, internal idea competition is your answer. Successful idea competitions will benefit your business in many ways. Not only will you get the ideas you need, but also boost your innovation culture, employee engagement, and promote internal collaboration.

Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA

IdeaScale

NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation — a crowdsourcing platform — unveiled their best practices for approaches to problem-solving on a recent webinar in a move to share what they’ve learned to help others. NASA@Work, the space program’s internal crowdsourcing program, is charged with promoting knowledge-sharing and idea generation. At the conclusion of each challenge, they award prizes for the best ideas offered.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

The bars reflect how two teams of managers, a senior team and a junior team, rank this firm on the five stages in the innovation process – idea generation, selection, and implementation, as well as sustaining innovations and diffusing them. They are very strong at generating ideas. Gaps like this between those that formulate strategy and those that execute it will make it incredibly hard to implement new ideas.

What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership

InnovationTraining.org

As the course proceeds, readers are invited to engage with others to have critical conversations that can deepen our insights and broaden our reach and influence. We define collaboration here as “ working together to achieve a common goal or purpose.”

Scaling Innovation Training: How to Start, Maximize, and Scale Innovation Training

IdeaScale

Think of the improved innovation results they could get if they not only engaged their employees in the innovation process but also helped them to learn about that process and develop their skills in generating, developing, and analyzing ideas. Think of the difference a higher quality and quantity of ideas could make. Less than a half-day of effective training can make a big difference in helping people to generate more and better ideas for a crowdsourcing project.

How to Speed Up Your New Product Development Process by 30%

Innovation 360 Group

Fill up your pipeline with new, vetted ideas. Horizon Two (H2) is your adjacent business arena where innovation is driven by new uses of existing technology and ideas. It refines the hypotheses by clustering many ideas and use components to refine the hypotheses.

How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

It promotes disinhibition, reduces prejudice, encourages cross-disciplinary teamwork and co-creation, helps groups with very different profiles to speak the same language and achieves a level of engagement that drives participants to go one step further.

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate

IdeaScale

Bring the “voice of the customer” into the decision making and idea generation. Support staff to engage in open innovation with customers. Strong innovation usually emerges from collaborative, hands-on or observational experiences that take place on the front lines with customers. On-site gatherings: Invite customers and prospects to your site to test new products, provide feedback on existing products, and for idea generation.

The Role of Innovation in New Product Development: Three Approaches for Success

Qmarkets

FFE is the starting point of NPD and is where new product ideas are generated before entering the formal development process. Developing a strategy here is key in creating an efficient and cost-effective idea generation process, but how should you approach this?

How to Get a Quantity and Quality of Ideas That You Will Never Get From Innovation Brainstorming.

Innovate2Grow Experts

This is the second in a series of four blogs on Quantum Idea Generation 2.0. First, it is about innovation in its broadest meaning – whenever you need ideas to make something that exists better and/or to develop something entirely new. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0. In the previous blog I covered: Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming.

How to develop innovative ideas together – online

The BMI Lab Blog

While many workers are happy to do without long commutes and fixed working hours, there is one thing many of them miss: stimulating exchanges with colleagues, jointly identifying problems and spinning wild ideas. Ideas. Miro is one of the most popular online collaboration platforms.

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

the natural evolution of the course should be smart, or digital, government that not only enables more efficient engagement between its personnel but also upgraded contact with the people, including value-generating services.

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.