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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.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation. Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. New Study: Drawing is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn. I read with interest an article stating that drawing accelerates learning. Using experiential learning tools like drawing isn’t really new in innovation process. Sunni Brown , Dave Gray , Dan Roam, and yours truly all use experiential learning tools in innovation projects.

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7 TENETS OF CREATIVE THINKING

Imagineer7

In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?

SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE CREATIVITY IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

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. Bright Ideas Notebook Present each person with a notebook.

Measuring Innovation Performance

led to the number of novel ideas generated per 100 employees or the. ect of culture on creativity, organizations have their own ways of de?ning performance measures of innovation, it is important to know HOW INNOVATION HAPPENS Good ideas can come from anywhere. ideas.

SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE CREATIVITY IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

Imagineer7

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. Bright Ideas Notebook Present each person with a notebook.

Innovation Strategy – 4 Ways to Celebrate Risk Taking

BrainZooming

The innovation strategy options include cultivating company culture, celebrating failures with parties and awards, and making sure they are failing as fast as possible with sufficient learnings. While an innovation strategy that suggests throwing a party to celebrate a failed idea seems outrageous, the message from the pharma companies is that it’s smart business. To further engage its team, Ironwood asks staff to submit clever early-stage names for products in development.

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work

Gregg Fraley

Seven Idea Generation Fails. I might be getting to old to hold back on saying this about ideation, aka idea generation, aka brainstorming. Based on my experience, about 80% of idea generation doesn’t work. Also partly because the lessons of how it ought to be done have simply never been learned. Please, spend time, lots of time, before a session to focus a question, and be creative about it.

Facilitation Works Miracles

Gregg Fraley

As it turns out the session was really more about idea development and elaboration. There is some imaginative thinking inside idea development, but if this session had been organized as a classic “brainstorm” or purely divergent idea session it would have been a waste of time.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

Leaders need to learn the basics, then step up and make it happen,” said Jason Williams, assistant director of the Society of Innovators. 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. Gregg Fraley is the author of Jack’s Notebook, a business novel about creative process.

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

Imagine the impact that basic training in Creative Problem Solving* and innovation concepts would have — more innovation across the entire value chain of the business. Companies are investing in innovation training, mostly learning frameworks like Lean, Agile, or Design Thinking. It’s almost as if creativity from operational employees is actively discouraged. The truth is, sometimes creativity is discouraged, because it’s perceived as a loss of control.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Small “i” innovation can be generated at any level, so communicate to all that you seek ideas to improve. If a good idea pops up, by all means resource it and get it into action. Are ideas for new things encouraged and worked or are they barely tolerated? Is it a “pitch” culture where ideas for projects get a chance to be put into play? Is a failure truly viewed as a learning experience or as a career killer?

Mash-Ups for Innovation, a How To Guide

Gregg Fraley

If your looking for a quick way to jostle up fresh ideas, go with the simpler ones. Mash-Ups, in its various permutations, is a power tool and a fast path for combining disparate elements to creatively problem solve. An example is Janet Jackson’s “Got Till It’s Gone” (done with rapper Q-Tip) which creatively, and overtly, samples Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”. Mash-Ups are a bigger idea than musical creations. Many new product ideas are simple combinations.

Nine Ways to Play at Work

Gregg Fraley

The idea that one should invoke a sense of play around challenges is not a new one. Sunni Brown’s talk on Doodling is a personal favorite because she gets specific about how one can begin to be more creatively playful with problem solving. The work of Del Close , who shaped the serious play of long form Improv and Viola Spolin , who invented Improv as an art form — is really about using play to learn. Nine Ways to Play At Work (see list below).

Could Repeated Practice Reduce Creativity?

Michael Roberto

The Contrasting Effects of Repeated Practice on Creativity." These scholars asked the question: "Could repeatedly 'exercising' the creativity muscle help build up creative performance over time?" brainstorming creativity design thinking teams

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. Following are 15 suggestions to encourage you and your colleagues to start becoming more creative today. Put up a bulletin board in a central area and encourage people to use it to brainstorm ideas. IDEA LOTTERY. CREATIVE CORNER.

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). “TRIZ is a problem solving method based on logic and data, not intuition, which accelerates the project team’s ability to solve these problems creatively” Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey.

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. You and I have a 15-minute phone conversation about WHY you want to raise the bar for innovation and creativity in your organization. NOTE: This is micro-learning, not head-banging. One of our micro-learning partner

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. TOPICS INCLUDE: Mindset, Culture of Innovation, Creative Thinking, Idea Generation, Brainstorm Facilitation, Storytelling, Leadership, Teamwork/Collaboration, Listening/Feedback, Problem Solving.

How to Solicit Employee Ideas Using the IdeaScale Platform

IdeaScale

Overview: IdeaScale’s platform serves as the foundation for employee engagement around innovation, allowing you to build on it in any way that works best for you. Engagement is a perpetual concern for any internal campaign. Ask For Ideas.

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Innovation project or Innovation Capability?

Jeffrey Phillips

Innovation as a project Of course, almost all innovation is a project - starting with a specific need or desire to create a new product or service, or to generate new revenues or gain new market share.

How to Get More and Better Ideas From Both Left and Right Brain People for Any Innovation Need.

Innovate2Grow Experts

In any creative session you will have people who are left and right brain in the way they think and create. This blog addresses how you can get the best innovative ideas from both groups for any need, at any time, for any kind of business. Quantum idea generation – overview. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0. Some people believe that there are creative types and not creative types. You want them to be highly engaged.

Naming Workshop

InnovationTraining.org

Create and choose the right name to define your idea, company, brand, product or service with a naming workshop. We can take our decades of experience to design an innovative learning and naming workshop experience just for your organization.

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

IdeaScale

Achieve bigger innovation results through helping others learn and develop their innovation and ideation skill for the first time. 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. Most have never learned the basics of ideation. Learn through doing.

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.

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. To optimise creative sessions.

Building a lasting innovation capability

Jeffrey Phillips

This reduces the risk of innovation and increases visibility Introduce the idea of innovation portfolios and the need to innovate across the three horizons. For example, you could tie their bonuses to the number of products less than 2 years old generating revenue.

Idea Champions Helps All Kinds of People Originate Great Ideas

Idea Champions

Since 1987, Idea Champions has been helping a wide variety of forward thinking organizations tap into their innate creativity and originate breakthrough ideas. Through your brainstorm facilitation, we gained more than 100 original ideas of high quality. Idea Champions.

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?

The Importance of Celebrating Success

Wazoku

Generating, collating, analysing and implementing ideas successfully – as part of a wider innovation strategy, calls for celebration and recognition of your triumph in innovation. Foster the talented, innovative and creative people in your business’ ecosystem. Keep initial users engaged whilst building momentum and attracting new interest. Setting Yourself Up For Success The key to successful idea generation?

What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership

InnovationTraining.org

That’s why I’ve recently published, What Matters At Work , a learning Guide that helps all of us who are determined to provide outstanding leadership and service some important ways to do so. Build agreements by a consensus of those engaged.

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. Second, I share with you the absolute best and most helpful innovation insights I’ve learned from a decades long career. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

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.

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

Qmarkets

Yet the company has managed to generate hundreds of new ideas each year since 2014, resulting in millions in cost-saving and improved employee safety. From the necessity of growth the most creative ideas are often formed. How does an idea travel through your system?

IDEATION 2020: Online Brainstorm Facilitation for Purple Strategies

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the quality and impact of their brainstorming sessions. One of our online creative thinking tools.

IDEATION 2020: Just-in-Time Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the quality and impact of their brainstorming sessions. One of our online creative thinking tools.

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. It’s not creative problem solving where you cook up an idea. Nor is it innovation management where you work on an idea with the most potential to create value. But how to do idea generation?

IDEATION 2020: Online Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the quality and impact of their brainstorming sessions. One of our online creative thinking tools.

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. After that, creativity and hence, quality declines.

5 Tricks to Adopt Everyday Design Thinking

Ideanote

Idea generation is great for coming up with novel ideas, and everyday design thinking can help you understand its usefulness. All these methods aim at gaining a thorough understanding of the problem before stating clear goals and objectives prior to idea generation. The idea generation phase seeks to embrace many possible solutions. This depth of understanding enables the generation and expansion of multiple possible solutions.

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.

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

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the impact of their brainstorming sessions. One of our online creative thinking tools.

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

Canadian thought leader Lynn Sharatt defines innovation leadership as the “process of synthesizing leadership styles to influence employees to produce creative ideas and solutions to the problems that they encounter.” Jobs' fervent belief in organization-wide creativity helped Apple to stand apart from its early competition. Not rocking the boat is safe and introducing new practices and ideas to a business will inevitably cause friction. Skill Four: Generating Ideas.