16 Creative Thinking Questions from the Most Innovative Companies

BrainZooming

It’s always a wonderful inspiration for strategic and creative thinking questions (plus it’s exciting that we have a current client among the companies recognized). In the spirit of the first Agility question below, rather than trying to imagine questions from across all the companies listed, we limited the focus to creative thinking questions inspired by the top ten most innovative companies’ innovation journeys and priorities. Extreme Creativity.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking. In the past couple of weeks, I have been spending a fair amount of time on investigating design thinking. This is part one of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks. Within two posts, I want to provide my outcomes, bridging the present and pointing towards a better design thinking future, in my opinion urgently needed.

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The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part two

Paul Hobcraft

This is part two of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks. Within these two posts, I want to provide my thoughts, bridging the present and pointing towards a better design thinking future, one that in my opinion, is urgently needed. I think design thinking seems presently fairly messy and I feel is in need of a complete reset. Design thinking as something far too prescribed ‘dulls’ the process.

How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Gamification can help at different phases in the innovation process. These benefits are particularly important when it comes to ensuring success in creative thinking and innovation. At what stage in an innovation process can you bring in gamification?

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

InnovationTraining.org

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. Far too often, engaging and innovative meetings are rare and fall short of accomplishing their goals. What activities can be used to boost participation and engagement?

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: The Previously Unknown Back Story

Idea Champions

And so, in the spirit of full disclosure, here's the back story of The Year of Living Creatively -- a bold, new online service of mine with the potential to make a profound difference in your life. An idea SO big and so inspiring that we could not stop thinking about it.

IdeaScale and The Idea Guy Team Up to Create Best-in-Class Training

IdeaScale

Are you looking for training that will build systemic creativity within your organization? According to a recent release on PR.com , the partnership will add creativity training to innovation management by offering best practices while increasing an already substantial return on investment.

Be the Disrupter, not the Disrupted: Here’s How to Stimulate Innovation

Daniel Burrus

In fact, if you go way back in history, many cultures believed that the most brilliant and creative minds were the result of a unique relation with a mythical being such as a muse or even a daemon. Innovative thinking doesn’t seem that accessible to everyone when we hold such a belief…. Thankfully we don’t live in ancient times; there are steps everyone can take to becoming a pre-active creative thinker that don’t involve muses. Reward Creative Thinking.

Inverse the Six Ws for Problem Discovery

Innovation Excellence

This is particularly engaging because solving problems is directly rooted in our evolutionary need to innovate. In short, people are asked to name their challenge, and then the traditional process is brought to bear to help solve it. Identify the right problem.

The Origins of Design Thinking

Business Innovation Design

Design thinking is created not only because Tim Brown coined the word that became a buzzword. Design thinking is created because big corporation lack the ability to be creative and on extreme cases, aren't able to create new products and services that meet unmet needs of their customers. Because of 20th century education system that fostered dominant logic and disregard creativity, people grew up with an overpowered mindset and skill-set of managing value.

Can Innovation Work in a Work-from-Home World?

The Inovo Group

Whether you are an executive, manager or individual contributor with the responsibility to effectively navigate the next 6-18 months, it is imperative to be thinking more deeply about what WFH means for you, your team and your organization.

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. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. You're busy. I get it.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

Not exactly the kind of mindset conducive to breakthrough thinking. Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Diffuse the fear of ambiguity by continually clarifying the process. Most left-brain-dominant people hate open-ended processes and anything that smacks of ambiguity. Next time you find yourself leading a creative thinking session , make it a point to give participants, early is the session, a mental map of the process you'll be using.

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. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. You're busy. I get it.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

Not exactly the kind of mindset conducive to breakthrough thinking. Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Diffuse the fear of ambiguity by continually clarifying the process. Most left-brain-dominant people hate open-ended processes and anything that smacks of ambiguity. Next time you find yourself leading a creative thinking session , make it a point to give participants, early is the session, a mental map of the process you'll be using.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

Not exactly the kind of mindset conducive to breakthrough thinking. Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Diffuse the fear of ambiguity by continually clarifying the process. Most left-brain-dominant people hate open-ended processes and anything that smacks of ambiguity. Next time you find yourself leading a creative thinking session , make it a point to give participants, early is the session, a mental map of the process you'll be using.

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. Few people want to deal with the Rube Goldberg-like nature of the beast -- the attempt to more dependably structure the process of originating, developing, and executing new ideas. You're busy. I get it.

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. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. Goofy, incomplete briefs that send your creatives off on a wild goose chase. You're busy.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Highly creative people have a tendency to avoid "process" like the plague, turning a blind eye to anything that requires them to pay attention to an "organized approach". Just like a gardener needs a hose without holes to water their plants, so do the creative people in your organization need a hole-free way to bring their ideas to fruition.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Highly creative people have a tendency to avoid "process" like the plague, turning a blind eye to anything that requires them to pay attention to an "organized approach". Just like a gardener needs a hose without holes to water their plants, so do the creative people in your organization need a hole-free way to bring their ideas to fruition.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Highly creative people have a tendency to avoid "process" like the plague, turning a blind eye to anything that requires them to pay attention to an "organized approach". Just like a gardener needs a hose without holes to water their plants, so do the creative people in your organization need a hole-free way to bring their ideas to fruition.