Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. Inappropriate meeting behavior that shuts down others, hosing collaborative work. Teams and work groups don’t know how to be collaborative.

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. Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve.

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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.

Top Jobs for Innovation Professionals in 2019

IdeaScale

Companies in every industry are accepting that complacency and failure to innovate are tantamount to negligence. In other words, they provide innovation leadership in practical ways that ensure ideas don’t linger in the idea stage but are implemented.

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

Planview Spigit

Spigit’s 2018 fall product release is here, complete with industry-first capabilities and exciting new enhancements! Boost efficiency with new machine learning capabilities for both ideators and administrators accelerating the idea generation process. The wait is over.

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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. But wait, what exactly is an idea competition ?

Generating and Evaluating Innovative Ideas Using Software

eZassi

Generating and evaluating innovative ideas can sometime be quite difficult as there are multiple phases an idea must go through before fully being accepted and pushed forward to reality. There are two ways for capturing ideas: internal and external.

Generating and Evaluating Ideas Using Innovation Software

eZassi

Generating and evaluating innovative ideas can sometime be quite difficult as there are multiple phases an idea must go through before fully being accepted and pushed forward to reality. There are two ways for capturing ideas: internal and external.

6 Lessons from Our 2018 Innovation Management Award Winners

IdeaScale

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. Keeping people engaged meant responding to every idea by asking a general question to stimulate discussion. The company’s old idea generation process was manual and organized according to department.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

Here’s what they need to see and believe: An innovative corporate culture is one that supports the creation of new ideas and the implementation of those ideas. Developing an idea management and tracking capability.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

Much of the work in their industry is becoming commoditized, and their margins have been shrinking. But because the industry’s margins are so low, this strategy carries real risk. They are very strong at generating ideas.

Companies betting big on open innovation

hackerearth

This paradigm] assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology.” ( Henry Chesbrough, 2006 ). The free flow, in and out, of ideas and IP promotes innovative ecosystems.

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.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

Here’s what they need to see and believe: An innovative corporate culture is one that supports the creation of new ideas and the implementation of those ideas. Developing an idea management and tracking capability.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

“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.

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

Such disruption, impacting companies regardless of industry, is fueling the sense of urgency behind innovation. 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. And at the end of the day, implementation is what drives success and meaningful business impact of any new idea.

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate

IdeaScale

Bring the “voice of the customer” into the decision making and idea generation. Strong innovation usually emerges from collaborative, hands-on or observational experiences that take place on the front lines with customers. The more you know about industry trends, the better.

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.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

Much of the work in their industry is becoming commoditized, and their margins have been shrinking. But because the industry’s margins are so low, this strategy carries real risk. They are very strong at generating ideas.

The Secret to Your Success: How to Innovate with a Good Idea Management Process

Ideanote

Why an Idea Management Process is Important and How to Do It. Part of the problem is that businesses do not have effective idea management processes in place. Put simply, idea management is the process by which companies find and give birth to great ideas.

Shell Gamechanger – A Supertanker of Innovation

Destination Innovation

They encourage ideas from within and without Shell. The criteria they use in evaluating ideas are as follows. Novelty – is the idea fundamentally different? Value – could the idea generate substantial new value? Shell Gamechanger is serious about substantial ideas.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

Even amongst the group of industry insiders here who teach and author books on innovation methodologies, case studies and thought leadership, there was a huge variety between the responses. Coming up with ideas is relatively easy, fast and cheap, but then those ideas need to be executed.

Invention vs Innovation – 4 Must-Have Skills

Inceodia

Innovation is a new way of doing something in your business or in your industry. Finally, they need to be great collaborators, because above all else, innovation is a team sport.

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33 Routes to Open Innovation

Open Innovation EU

It has been a while since Henry Chesbrough coined the term Open Innovation and formulated it’s definition: “combining internal and external ideas as well as internal and external paths to market to advance the development of new technologies.” The goal of this framework : to give you an idea of all the possibilities that come with Open Innovation, where you could start and in what stage of your internal process it comes in (most) handy.

Business Innovation Using LEGO Models

Innovation 360 Group

That includes activities such as drawing, writing what-if scenarios, fleshing out conceptual designs, building working models, guiding collaborative flights of fancy and throwing out all assumptions. providing an original approach to unique idea generation.

Fostering Innovation with Technological Solutions – Part 2

Wazoku

Innovation and Idea management platforms. According to G2 Crowd innovation management technology supports early-stage activities, such as idea generation, evaluation and selection, as well as later-stage activities like innovation portfolio management, project management and resource planning.

Top 12 ideation techniques to brainstorm your way to new ideas

hackerearth

While producing new ideas might not be difficult considering how frequently ideas come and go, producing great ideas often requires some inspiration and implementing some scientifically proven techniques of ideation. They should engage with each other, listen, and build on ideas.

What are innovation labs and how to set one up

hackerearth

It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it” - Steve Jobs famously talked about how investing in an innovative workforce was one of the biggest factors that led to Apple’s phenomenal success in the face of heavy competition from industry-leading giants.

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview Spigit

One key to Pfizer’s ability to generate impressive employee engagement – nearly 80% of its 90,000 employee workforce have participated across 200+ ideation challenges – has been its worldwide network of 250 employees, better known as champions. Whether you’re a global company or one that’s located in a central location, identify employees who show a propensity to collaborate and are enthusiastic about innovation. Ten ideas were selected for the hackathon teams to pick from.

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview Spigit

One key to Pfizer’s ability to generate impressive employee engagement – nearly 80% of its 90,000 employee workforce have participated across 200+ ideation challenges – has been its worldwide network of 250 employees, better known as champions. Whether you’re a global company or one that’s located in a central location, identify employees who show a propensity to collaborate and are enthusiastic about innovation. Ten ideas were selected for the hackathon teams to pick from.

Ideation Rate: Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Planview Spigit

Ideation rate is a measure we define as the amount of winning ideas (ideas that get selected by management for implementation) divided by the amount of active participants (e.g. If a company runs an ideation challenge and receives 1,000 ideas from 200 active participants but only selects 100 ideas for further development, their ideation rate would be 0.5 More ideas are being explored and implemented – the most critical part of creating a culture of innovation.

Six Internal Innovation Sources You should know

ITONICS

Today’s top management needs a completely different set of skills and expertise than in previous generations. At Wacker Chemie, business divisions conduct application-driven R&D collaborating with customers, scientific institutions, and universities.

The Buzz about HunchBuzz

HunchBuzz

Jennie Guzman is a Wellington based content writer/Comms student @Massey getting the lowdown on Innovation, Idea Management Software and Collaboration from one of NZ’s finest – HunchBuzz. When I sat down with Thomas Mitchell of HunchBuzz, I had no idea what to expect.

Expert Interview Series: Michel van Hove of Strategos About Creating Innovation Within a Company’s Culture

IdeaScale

My career began with a small company in the entertainment industry that developed the first large screen stadium video displays for U2 and other leading music acts. I was educated as an engineer and have always believed that finding new ways to solve problems required creativity as well as systemic thinking and collaborating with people that have diverse backgrounds. Working on innovation in industry roles can be very demanding.

Four Steps for the successful Implementation of a holistic Innovation Management

ITONICS

Experiences and best practices from other projects in the same industry or similar problems are incorporated. How do established companies and newcomers from different industries use these trends and technologies? How do I move from individual ideas to a sustainable idea portfolio?