Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

Then everyone took a creativity test. The people in the first group with the fluid movements scored 24% higher in their creativity scores. So before your next idea generation session try this exercise. “We want big ideas.”

Try Nook and Cranny Strategic Thinking Exercises for a Huge Impact!

BrainZooming

Nook and cranny strategic thinking exercises. They help groups (or an individual) efficiently explore many more opportunities and ideas than they otherwise might. The nook and cranny strategic thinking exercises term popped into my head during a Brainzooming client workshop.

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Know Your Brain Type and Get More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another article about Quantum Idea Generation a process proven to generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. In previous articles, I've addressed the first two of four Quantum Idea Generation elements – diversity and stimulus.

What is Total Innovation Management? Achieving Excellence from Idea Generation to Implementation

Qmarkets

Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape. To achieve this, companies must communicate a clear innovation strategy to employees, break down departmental silos, and give employees a means to submit their ideas.

What is Total Innovation Management? Achieving Excellence from Idea Generation to Implementation

Qmarkets

Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape. To achieve this, companies must communicate a clear innovation strategy to employees, break down departmental silos, and give employees a means to submit their ideas.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Ideas are still needed to fill pipelines! There is not enough mental preparation done with participants before brainstorming/idea generation sessions. Nor is there enough attention paid to planning and facilitating the exercises and stimulus in the session itself.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Deliberately embracing learning — as part of the innovation process — can lead to better ideas and improved innovation results. Inventions and ideas are, essentially, new combinations of existing concepts. Eventually that egg hatches into an innovative idea.

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.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

I can almost guarantee you’ll have ideas. Local economic development leaders could do this same exercise, listing local assets on one side, and new technology (or trends) on the other. Why are idea generation tools for deliberate combinations needed?

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.

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.

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.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. More ideas, better ideas, and tools for amping and refining ideas.

BRAINWRITING

Michael Michalko

This simple innovation dramatically increased idea production and accelerated the work on the bomb. In traditional brainstorming groups, people suggest ideas one at a time. This is serial processing of information: i.e., only one idea is offered at a time in a series.

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. Left brain exercise example.

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).

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

For results in idea generation you need a system, a framework, and a wide, deep chest of tools. How can you generate great ideas with a more systemic approach to “brainstorming”? Then brainstorm (that is, do idea generation).

Unleashing Wild and Wacky Ideas To Get Big Breakthrough Innovations.

Innovate2Grow Experts

While wild and wacky ideas might not be the winning ideas coming out of a Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 Creative Session you may not get those winning ideas unless they start as wild and wacky ideas. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. First, I want to define what I mean by having fear in an idea generating session.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

In fact, innovation and creativity are cited as being some of the most important skills and differentiators listed by CEOs which will determine their future success. Now, I’m going to outline step by step what enables a company to deliver those ideas.

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.

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!).

Can you teach people to innovate?

Jeffrey Phillips

Perhaps the closest anyone has come is in Creative Problem Solving, which I would think is probably the best answer to innovation training. However, since most innovation is "one and done", the vast majority of people don't regularly exercise their innovation skills and experiences. Some people are more creative than others. Of course we can provide some training in any tool or technique, and try to enlarge the way people think when they encounter an innovation exercise.

What are innovation labs and how to set one up

hackerearth

An innovation lab is a space designed to foster collaboration over creative ideas and provide resources for individuals to work on turning these ideas into reality. In addition, a physical space serves to bring together individuals to brainstorm and work together on their 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. Exercising. You're busy.

Invention vs Innovation – 4 Must-Have Skills

Inceodia

"Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife." -- Jonathan Schattke, scientist. Innovation and invention are often used interchangeably yet they are two very distinct practices.

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

IdeaScale

Strategos offers clients a robust and creative approach to strategy and innovation that appealed to me. 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. They focus on skill building without having a “landing place” for employees to exercise those skills. For some ideas, join the IdeaScale community today!

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. Exercising. You're busy.

Part 3: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Values Centered Innovation

They get ideas into the pipeline for evaluation and possible implementation. Provide skill-building tips/exercises at critical moments for each task in the process, to deepen the knowledge and skills for doing those tasks well.

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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. Less than two percent tell me they get their best ideas at work. Exercising. Idea Champions.

Gartner Research Insights: 5 Innovation Hacks to Boost your Digital Return

Qmarkets

The CIO's interviewed by Garther say that you can start testing out the crowdsourcing technique internally with a few non-essential ideas. But for many, a practice as spontaneous and creative as innovation may seem something incapable of being measured.

Gartner Research Insights: 5 Innovation Hacks to Boost your Digital Return

Qmarkets

The CIO's interviewed by Garther say that you can start testing out the crowdsourcing technique internally with a few non-essential ideas. But for many, a practice as spontaneous and creative as innovation may seem something incapable of being measured.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins.

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. Exercising.

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. Exercising.

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. Exercising.

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. Exercising.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins.

The DNA of Sparking Innovation in a Roomful of People, Some of Whom May Be Skeptical or Cranky

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

This is the work of Idea Champions. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. When participants walk into an Idea Champions session, they begin "mind shifting" even before the session begins.

Innovation Training in Denver, CO

Gregg Fraley

Learn the hands-on tools for conducting strategy, ideation, idea development, and implementation workshops. More ideas and better ideas. Denver, Colorado — Innovation & Facilitation Training — Two Public Courses.