Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

Chuck is the owner of Brilliance Activator , which helps leaders uncork the creative genius of their teams to improve products and processes, delight customers, and grow profits. Chuck shared the following example to push the participants toward greater specificity in the ideas they shared.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Frameworks assume: engaged leadership, talent on the team, day to day creativity, curiosity, and domain knowledge. You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework.

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Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

Creative Thinking Can Be Trained. Train Creativity First, Innovation Next . 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.

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.

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. Specifically: No fluidity in free-associative divergent thinking necessary to innovate — people do not know how to think like innovators!

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. Yes, you can train people in creative thinking, Front-End-of-Innovation (FEI) frameworks, and in meeting facilitation.

Ten Things United Airlines Might Have Done

Gregg Fraley

Creative Training Would Have Helped. Two Points to Make related to Creativity and Innovation: 1.) Without a big change in thinking customer service challenges are going to be like Wach-A-Mole. I can think of about 10 things they could have done first (see below).

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Gregg Fraley

“Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking is comprehensive in its approach and provides compelling methods, insights, tools, and stories from master trainer, Gregg Fraley.

Focusing on Innovation for our Energy Transition we are all undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

When you are undertaking such a transformation in any system like energy, innovation becomes vital to inject new forces of dynamism and creative thinking to tackling such a change. That sense of collective identity has a more significant chance of generating new innovative solutions.

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Top Jobs for Innovation Professionals in 2019

IdeaScale

An innovation engineer is trained in advanced methods and tools for creating innovative ideas, accelerating projects, and solving problems that inevitably arise during innovation adoption.

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. What is Creative Problem Solving? Principles of Creative Problem Solving. Generate Many Ideas.

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate

IdeaScale

These insights can become the inspiration sparks of your group’s creative thinking. Bring the “voice of the customer” into the decision making and idea generation. User groups : Hold user group meetings where ideas are shared and feedback is welcomed.

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 by using humour (watch a funny, yet creative video).

20 Reasons Why People Get Their Best Ideas in the Shower

Idea Champions

During the past 25 years, I've asked more than 10,000 people where and when they get their best ideas. I get all kinds of answers, but the one that has always fascinated me is "the shower" -- maybe because I also get so many of my good ideas there. Another place to get ideas.

15 WAYS TO JUMP-START YOUR CREATIVITY

Michael Michalko

. Simply put, the key to increasing creativity in any organization is to make it start acting like a creative organization. Similarly, you and your organization will become more creative if you start acting the part. IDEA LOTTERY. CREATIVE CORNER. STUPID IDEA WEEK.

Authoring ideas

Jeffrey Phillips

A lot of times the concepts and ideas that sound so good in my head get misplaced and mis-translated on the page or simply don't ring with the same clarity when written that they seemed to have when I thought about them. Writing in any form is a challenge, and increasingly I think writing is very similar to innovation. What's more, writing, especially stories, takes real creativity. Even those that you would think are "experts" describe their struggles.

An Innovative Culture: Define It, Cultivate It and Use It to Enable Transformation

Wazoku

So though being bold and adventurous is necessary for innovation, organisations can be more sensible and leverage collective risk-taking within a secure environment to channel their adventurous drive (Wazoku’s idea management platform can help!).

BRAINWRITING

Michael Michalko

Instead of thinking of more efficient ways of solving one problem at a time, he thought of ways of processing multiple problems in parallel, spontaneous sequences. This simple innovation dramatically increased idea production and accelerated the work on the bomb. One idea per card.

Conquer your Industry with amazing Ideas from employees

HunchBuzz

Conquer Your Industry With Amazing Ideas From Employees. The owner of a company is just one individual and while they might have some great ideas, they cannot be the sole source to continue growth. While a lot of ideas can be gathered this way there is a more efficient way.

20 Reasons Why People Get Their Best Ideas in the Shower

Idea Champions

During the past 25 years, I've asked more than 10,000 people where and when they get their best ideas. I get all kinds of answers, but the one that has always fascinated me is "the shower" -- maybe because I also get so many of my good ideas there. Another place to get ideas.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

That is IF you want to increase the odds of new ideas actually making it out the door. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Goofy, incomplete briefs that send your creatives off on a wild goose chase. Viable ideas will be refined.

MICRO LEARNING for Innovators (in just 15 minutes per week)

Idea Champions

Which is precisely why my company, Idea Champions , is now offering Jump Starting Innovation , a cost-effective way to stir the innovation soup -- a virtual, self-organizing, just-in-time way to increase everyone's ability to be a proactive innovator on-the-job.

Can you learn to be more creative?

Innovation in Practice

So my definition would be, in order for a certain idea to be creative, it must possess two major components. So, if it is just something new, but doesn't offer any benefit, it is not necessarily a creative idea.". Creativity on demand.

MICRO-LEARNING for Innovators (in just 15 minutes per week)

Idea Champions

Which is precisely why my company, Idea Champions , is now offering Micro-Learning for Innovators , a cost-effective way to stir the innovation soup -- a virtual, self-organizing, just-in-time way to increase everyone's ability to be a proactive innovator on-the-job.

In Defense of Brainstorming

Idea Champions

Brainstorming critics like to cite a 1958 study, at Yale, that showed that students thinking on their own came up with twice as many solutions as brainstorming groups -- and their solutions were deemed to be more effective and feasible. Think Jobs and Wozniak.

Why Do Some Brainstorming Sessions Suck?

Innovationship

Like an unwanted present re-gifted again and again, these articles are often backed by academic studies that compared some quantifiable measure, such as the number of ideas generated by different methods, and found that more ideas were produced by having people engage in something other than “brainstorming,” such as solitary list-writing. Work at tossing these bad habits and your sessions will be more creative, collaborative, productive, and, well, delightful.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

It is generally viewed as a process of creative ideation, which is a combination of creative ideas and sustainably profitable business models. As described by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, “Innovation is more of an idea than location.”. Creativity and idea management.

How to Run a Good Brainstorming Session

Rmukesh Gupta

Last week I was invited to run a Design thinking experiential workshop for the STC conference in Bangalore. I am sure that everyone of us, me included, have at one point or other, been invited to join in a brainstorm to come up with ideas to solve a given problem. As a design thinking coach, I end up facilitating a lot of such brainstorms as it is one of the core steps in the problem solving approach. Generate as many ideas as possible. Crazy ideas.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

That is IF you want to increase the odds of new ideas actually making it out the door. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Goofy, incomplete briefs that send your creatives off on a wild goose chase. Viable ideas will be refined.

20 Reasons Why People Get Their Best Ideas in the Shower

Idea Champions

During the past 25 years, I've asked more than 10,000 people where and when they get their best ideas. I get all kinds of answers, but the one that has always fascinated me is "the shower" -- maybe because I also get so many of my good ideas there. Another place to get ideas.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

It is generally viewed as a process of creative ideation, which is a combination of creative ideas and sustainably profitable business models. As described by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, “Innovation is more of an idea than location.”. Creativity and idea management.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

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. How might you frame the questions you want your team thinking about this week? Idea Champions.

How to Ensure that Your Next Conference Will Be a Big Success

Idea Champions

If you have a big conference coming up and want to make sure it is has major impact, Idea Champions can help. Yes, we want to know what you think, but we also want to know what they think -- especially since they are the majority. Not a good idea. Idea Champions.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's assume for a moment that you and your company value BIG IDEAS -- the kind of ideas that have the potential to change the game, differentiate you from the competition, and spark some major business growth. Spontaneous idea generation is great. We are Idea Champions

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? If your Account Services department (or whoever writes project briefs) delivers vague, incomplete, or hard-to-read briefs to your "creatives", you got trouble in River City. Viable ideas will be refined.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's assume for a moment that you and your company value BIG IDEAS -- the kind of ideas that have the potential to change the game, differentiate you from the competition, and spark some major business growth. Spontaneous idea generation is great. We are Idea Champions

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's assume for a moment that you and your company value BIG IDEAS -- the kind of ideas that have the potential to change the game, differentiate you from the competition, and spark some major business growth. Spontaneous idea generation is great. We are Idea Champions