How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation

InnovationManagement

Many companies find it hard to prioritize ideation. The post How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation appeared first on InnovationManagement. Here are five ways to break the pattern and gather a wealth of ideas for your organization.

Creative Thinking Skills – Creativity in No Time

BrainZooming

I recorded a video for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) that ties into my presentation at their conference on creative thinking skills and “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation.”. How do I realistically find time to think more creatively or innovatively about my business when I don’t have time; I just have to get things done?”. Creative Thinking Skills Are All Talk. Boosting Creative Thinking Skills with the Words You Use.

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Creative Thinking Exercise – Rethinking Shrimp

BrainZooming

Sometimes you think you know best, only to find later that you have absolutely NO clue. As an example, I wrote some time back about the “Shrimp” creative thinking exercise we included during a creative thinking workshop for a regulated financial services company. After you push the thinking to as outlandish and dangerous a point as possible, you roll the ideas back to where they are once again doable.

Gender Role in Creative Thinking – Not What You Think!

Innovation in Practice

Guess who’s more creative – men or women? . Well, neither is more creative than the other because both are equally creative. They just have different roles in terms of their creative output. The Study on Gender Role and Creativity.

Five Tips for Cultivating Creative Thinking on Your Team

IdeaScale

Creativity is the great untapped resource on any team. How do you bring out the creativity of your team? With some smart thinking and careful decisions, you can bring out the best in your team. Creativity is encouraged, or discouraged, by leadership. With that, you’ll see the gates open for ideation. One of the toughest problems with creativity is that it can be difficult to get perspective outside the daily grind.

Creative Thinking Skills and Place with Chuck Dymer at The IdeaLoft

BrainZooming

Chuck has been an incredible influence on my career, especially as it comes to creative thinking skills. Chuck was the first person I heard deliver an in-depth presentation on creative thinking skills. Creative Thinking Skills and Place with Chuck Dymer. Chuck is closing his ideation space, The IdeaLoft. I asked Chuck to talk about the IdeaLoft and how place and creativity relate to one another.

6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

Innovation is a process that relies heavily on creativity and individual thinking, and these are things that don’t come easily. Advantages of Creative Thinking Exercises. Here are some of the advantages of using creative thinking exercises.

The 5 Worst Things You Can Do in an Ideation Session

Flying Fish Lab

Ideation sessions are hard too – but only if you let them be. What if we could free you from the chains of running ideation sessions where ideas are few and far between and participants get distracted from their only role in the session – coming up with ideas – any ideas – and nothing else!

The 5 Worst Things You Can Do in an Ideation Session

Flying Fish Lab

Ideation sessions are hard too – but only if you let them be. What if we could free you from the chains of running ideation sessions where ideas are few and far between and participants get distracted from their only role in the session – coming up with ideas – any ideas – and nothing else!

Startup Ideas are NOT Inspired on the Spur of the Moment!

InnovationManagement

Enabling Factors Idea Management In-Depth Article Innovation Psychology Report Strategies Support for SMEs brainstorming business development creative thinking entrepreneurship idea management Ideation in-depth article innovative companies innovative people research Startup idea StartupsBased on research in the market and in many countries, I tried to figure out the exact mechanism by which startup ideas are created.

Driving Innovation through Employee Engagement - Shift your Focus

Imaginatik

It means we are actively engaging employees in the journey (not just in incremental ideation). Are your employees regularly learning and exposed to creative thinking? business strategy creative thinking Crowdsourcing employee engagement engagement innovation competenceWorking with a wide variety of innovation teams, companies, and innovators we hear: We want to “ democratize” innovation. We want to engage employees in innovation. We want everyone to have a say.

Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

Creative Thinking Can Be Trained. Train Creativity First, Innovation Next . I’m also a bit weary of chasing or developing the latest, greatest, and most sophisticated tool for ideation. I think I need the mental equivalent of a shot of wheatgrass. My new message about innovation is — get back to basics first — and that means the spark of it all, creativity. But without creative belief and culture, advanced tools are likely to fail.

Harness the Random with this Method

Destination Innovation

The use of chance is a key element in lateral thinking. How can you deliberately introduce chance into your creative thinking? Brainstorming and Ideation brainstorm chance how to generate ideas ideation innovation roll the dice

How to Run Ideation Campaigns that Generate Real Value

Innovation 360 Group

It is sometimes also referred to as the democratization of ideation, or crowd-sourcing ideas. Releasing the creative potential in your organization will provide you with a powerful new resource that can take you into the future. But just believing in the benefits of democratizing ideation is not sufficient for running an effective and successful ideation campaign in your organization. How to Run Ideation Campaigns that Generate Real Value.

IDEATION 2020: Online Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

We call it Ideation 2020 -- the simplest, most time-efficient way we can think of to help our clients get the kind of results they want from their in-house, ideation sessions. One of our online creative thinking tools.

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.

Stages of Creativity – Creative Clicks for the Week by the Gal Friday

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Ten Stages of Creativity – Love Sandwich. The question of what creativity is and how it works will perhaps remain humanity’s most unanswerable — but that hasn’t stopped us from trying.” – Maria Popova, Brainpickings. Bookmark this article on the stages of creativity and refer to it again, and again, and again. There are great links to the “Wisdom of the Ages” about creativity and ideation. We all know “No” is a bad word when ideating.

Creative Problem Solving Techniques Training

InnovationTraining.org

Explore creative problem solving techniques, activities, and articles. One such approach is creative problem solving, a methodology focused on divergent thinking. Learn more about this methodology and discover creative problem solving techniques, activities, and more articles to read below. . What is Creative Problem Solving? Creative problem solving (CPS) is a method that encourages you to find new perspectives and come up with innovative solutions.

IDEATION 2020: Online Brainstorm Facilitation for Purple Strategies

Idea Champions

We call it Ideation 2020 -- the simplest, most time-efficient way we can think of to help our clients get the kind of results they want from their in-house, ideation sessions. One of our online creative thinking tools.

IDEATION 2020: Just-in-Time Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

We call it Ideation 2020 -- the simplest, most time-efficient way we can think of to help our clients get the kind of results they want from their in-house, ideation sessions. One of our online creative thinking tools.

IDEATION 2020: Online, Just-In-Time Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

We call it Ideation 2020 -- the simplest, most time-efficient way we can think of to help our clients get the kind of results they want from their in-house, ideation sessions. In honor of the year 2020 and the classic meme it represents (i.e.

IDEATION 2020: Online, Just-In-Time Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

We call it Ideation 2020 -- the simplest, most time-efficient way we can think of to help our clients continue upgrading the quality and impact of their brainstorming sessions. One of our online creative thinking tools.

Creative Strategy Formula – Snickers and Lead, Copy, Swerve, Integrate, Go

BrainZooming

We haven’t talked about stealing (or copying) ideas as a creative strategy for some time. Translated into a creative strategy formula, it’s an example of “Lead, Copy (1 and 2), Swerve, Integrate, Go.” Here’s how this creative strategy formula plays out between two well-known consumer brands. The Lead, Copy, Swerve, Integrate, and Go Creative Strategy Formula. Turning this Example into a Creative Strategy Formula.

SELF-INQUIRY PAGES: How to Unleash Your Creative Mojo

Idea Champions

One of the reasons why aspiring entrepreneurs, writers, artists, musicians and other cultural creatives struggle is because they routinely run into obstacles (inner and outer) that derail them. Dream Big with Blue Sky Thinking. Make More Time for Creativity.

Here’s how you can come up with outside the box innovations

Innovation Excellence

If you’ve been working in innovation for at least some time, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing people talk about “thinking outside the box”, or the need to create “outside the box innovations”. First principles thinking. Constraints create creativity. Think bigger.

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.

Tune-In To Taster Tools On Thursday

Gregg Fraley

Thinking Differently Takes Tools. At some point everybody needs to think differently. When you ask your mind to think differently, what happens? Gregg knows several innovation frameworks, including Design Thinking and Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving (aka “CPS).

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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. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you -- something to adapt to your particular company/team culture/ It's not like you have to implement all ten of them. You're busy. I get it.

Innovation Strategy – 6 Ideas Better than “Clean Sheet of Paper” Creativity

BrainZooming

“Let’s start with a clean sheet of paper to boost creativity.”. We listened to the rationale for adopting an innovation strategy based on broad creative freedom. In many ways, it seemed to make sense: They are looking for new thinking from a diverse set of participants. You’ve been thinking a clean sheet of paper innovation strategy maximizes creativity. Strategic Thinking Questions to Identify What Matters for a Brand.

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THE QUESTION: Who Created "The Year of Living Creatively?"

Idea Champions

If you are thinking about subscribing to The Year of Living Creatively , one question you are likely to ask is this: "Who created it -- and what are his credentials?". FREE THE GENIE BRAINSTORMING : Facilitated, online creative thinking sessions for individuals and small teams.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

Inexperience in: the kind of divergent thinking necessary to innovate, in specific meeting behaviors and facilitation skills, and in innovation process, approaches and frameworks. But none of them, or all of them together, are enough to overcome untrained thinking, poor session facilitation, and an un-anchored or non-existent innovation approach. Yes, you can train people in creative thinking, Front-End-of-Innovation (FEI) frameworks, and in meeting facilitation.

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.

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.

The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

Self-expression is the faucet of creative thinking, and without creative thinking you won’t have much innovation. Are You Having Fun? Innovation Should Be Fun, Joyful, and About Playing With Concepts. The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment. A lot of fuss is made over innovation culture. I get it — it’s probably the most important fundamental to put in place if you actually want innovation to happen.

About Michael Michalko

Michael Michalko

As an officer in the United States Army, Michael organized a team of NATO intelligence specialists and international academics in Frankfurt, Germany, to research, collect, and categorize all known inventive-thinking methods. Thinkertoys: The Best Creative Problem-Solving Book of all Time.

7 Ways Mind Maps Fuel Innovation

IdeaScale

If you want to learn more about collaboration and innovation, check out our article on design thinking. Enables Tiered Thinking: The different tiers of mind maps create solid context and comprehensible branches so you can review any level of your solution at a glance.

How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Rmukesh Gupta

Prime for Creativity. People are generally not in mindset to be creative. We need to get them to a mindset where they can be creative, if our purpose is to get the most creative ideas that are possible. Start your brainstorming session by playing a game that requires creativity. Start by using humour (watch a funny, yet creative video). Ideation and brainstorming is very serious business. Think Individually & Discuss in a Group.

Emergent See Innovation

Gregg Fraley

It’s always easier to work with a challenge when you have time and the leisure to incubate, think, and in general work the clay of research insights, trends, prototypes, paper-based concepts, or a business model canvas. Creative thinking can rescue you , but it better be focused, and that’s going to be hard to do when you’re in panic mode, and, without assistance. This is about focusing your thinking. Innovation Emergencies Happen.

4 Brainstorming Exercises for Introverts

Ideanote

Get 4 brainstorming exercises that get everybody’s creative juices flowing. Thinking out loud with other people, passing loose ideas and concepts around? Creative Solitude: Not everyone enjoys coming up with ideas in plenum. Actually, solitude and being alone with one’s thoughts is a great way to spark creative thinking to many. This helps encourage lower voice levels and more time to think. Brainstorming Collaboration Creative Business Practices

A Great Brainstorming Technique

Idea Champions

A great way to spark creative thinking in your future ideation sessions. Brought to you by the extraordinary Chuck Frey -- long time aficionado of creative thinking, innovation, and business growth Click here for a very lucid description of one of the most popular brainstorming techniques on planet Earth. Easy to remember. Easy to use. Easy to facilitate.

Brainwriting Template

InnovationTraining.org

One of the biggest advantages of brainwriting exercises is their ability to include all participants in the brainstorming and ideation process. This post covered a brief summary of brainwriting and how it can be used to ideate and innovate with teams.