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

Qmarkets

To maximize the ROI of your innovation initiatives, it’s vital to gain input from as many sources as possible and ensure all departments take part in a culture of ideation. Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape.

Six tools to improve your creativity during an innovation process

The BMI Lab Blog

Creativity is not a gift but a skill we can train with proper tools. When we introduce somebody to innovation methodologies, especially those focused on business models, the role of creativity topic usually comes up. The most common question is whether we need to use creativity or not to innovate. There is a short answer for this: The majority of the most successful innovation methodologies give creativity a strong role.

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The Shining Digital City On the Hill

Gregg Fraley

There is so much innovation potential being left on the table, right now, that our future could truly be that shining city on the hill. You won’t get any results if you don’t invest in innovation now. ” Accelerating Innovation Now Is An Imperative.

Fractional Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)

Gregg Fraley

The Fortune 1,000 work innovation process like mad. However, elaborate innovation frameworks slow things down. Time to consider a Fractional Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) to load up that innovation punch. A Practical Solution for Medium Sized Companies to Grow.

Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation. aside as innovation spend. Innovation is di?cult innovation.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Training Accelerates Innovation. 94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. 70% of CEO’s see innovation as a key driver of growth. Why then is corporate America so woefully undertrained in innovation fundamentals? Energy is Not Enough, Get Training in Innovation . When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy.

Applying the Four Lenses of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Rowan Gibson wrote a book called “ The Four Lenses of Innovation: A power tool for creating thinking ” that came out earlier this year. Well, it provides an understanding to the thinking patterns that lead innovators to their big ideas. By emulating these thinking patterns Rowan suggests you can really teach people the skills to improve all of our creative abilities for idea generation and imaginative problem-solving. Research Innovation Processes

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations . Fresh combinations of technologies, processes, materials, people, trends, concepts, and other factors are what creates innovation. From the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (chocolate plus peanut butter) to the iPod (MP3 player combined with a buying system, iTunes) nearly any innovation combines existing things or concepts. Are you an Innovation Director?

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards. In the innovation space there is endless discussion about frameworks. Using a structured innovation framework is a project success factor. Nothing wrong with desiring an innovation friendly culture, although talking about it isn’t going to make it happen. The best innovators organize their efforts around projects.

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To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Innovation is Learning. For many years I kept the concepts of innovation and learning in separate boxes. I thought innovation was creating new things of value, and, learning was understanding new things. I now believe that learning and innovation are joined at the hip. You can’t innovate without an exploratory learning process. Domain Knowledge is an Innovation Pre-requisite. Knowledge Across Many Domains Is An Innovation Accelerator.

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley

Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year. It’s not a new idea but it’s one more companies should consider. But first: If you’ve not got an innovation plan in the process of being executed, right now, you are treading water and will eventually drown. So what’s stopping you from kicking off an innovation initiative? Innovation feels like extra work to operationally focused people.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. For results, leaders need to foster innovation fundamentals and integrate them into organizational culture. More structure is needed as fundamentals take hold, and that means an innovation process framework. This series of posts on innovation fundamentals is not about frameworks. There is no innovation without creativity.

The Risk of Not Innovating

Gregg Fraley

I recently was a guest blogger for Gibson Insurance and I wrote this piece about the risk of Not Innovating. Many leaders pull back on innovation programs because of expenses, and, fear of change. They settle for small changes and improvements and continue to look at innovation as if it’s extra work. They pay lip service to innovation and waste time doing culture assessments. They also spend precious time developing a precise process for innovation.

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Innovation is complex and difficult — but one thing about it is not. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real. are Not Innovation. Thinking about things is not innovation. Having beers and kicking ideas around are not innovation. Brainstorming sessions are not innovation. Idea Campaigns are not innovation. Guided visualizations are not innovation.

Innovation Strategy – 4 Ways to Celebrate Risk Taking

BrainZooming

The article highlighted innovation strategy options that drug companies are using to instill and support risk-taking behaviors. 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. Even if your innovation success rate is dramatically higher, motivating employees to embrace risks vital for innovating can be challenging.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. Inexperience in: the kind of divergent thinking necessary to innovate, in specific meeting behaviors and facilitation skills, and in innovation process, approaches and frameworks. Energy, motivation, and inspiration are important factors in getting innovation rolling.

10 Elements of an Innovation Mandate

Gregg Fraley

Getting a Mandate to Innovate is Key. Larger companies typically have an innovation process in place. They don’t always work, but the majority of the Fortune 1000 has some kind of innovation process or system. There is an implied consent then, to innovate, at those organizations. At smaller companies, the Mis-Fortune 5000 as I sometimes jest, there is often not a process in place. Nearly any process is better than no process.

How to Generate Ideas from Employees

IdeaScale

Idea generation is the first step in the innovation process. It should involve everyone in your organization, and focus on increasing creativity at work. Research shows 94% of hiring managers consider creativity among the top hiring traits.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. This deep-dive immersive course in innovation could change the direction of your organization – or career. A truly innovative culture? Innovation Intensive will help you improve the effectiveness of innovation projects.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation. Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. 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. Most corporate innovators have no training in using experiential tools. ” Accelerated Learning Leads to Accelerated Innovation.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. He’d asked me what I did and when I told him I was an innovation consultant, his eyebrows raised. I added my punchline, “because if you’re not doing projects you’re not doing innovation.” Nine essential questions CEO’s should be asking about innovation. Are people empowered to innovate? Does your culture support innovation? Are your people trained in innovation process?

Innovate Where You Are — and With Who You Have

Gregg Fraley

Off-Site Innovation can indeed spur creativity. I like what Cardinal Health and Crimson Cup are doing in Columbus, OH with offsite innovation spaces. I like the attention they’ve paid to team diversity and on a customer-centered process. P&G’s Innovation Gym is another great dedicated off-site innovation space. Not every organization can afford separate innovation lab facilities , or, can innovate away from their business location.

Innovation 101

Gregg Fraley

Kick Start Ideas That Lead to Growth. Three Hour Virtual Training, February 5th, led by Innovation Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Dodge the Pitfalls & Establish an Innovation Cycle. There are more pitfalls in an Innovation Initiative than the moon has craters.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Programs Based On Best Practices are Doomed to Mediocrity. Things I’ve heard recently from c-suite executives about their own innovation programs: “Floundering and ineffective, if I’m honest.” ” “We don’t do idea generation well.” ” These are the words I’ve heard innovation directors and c-suite executives use to describe their own innovation programs.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive . Master Innovation Trainer: Gregg Fraley. Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. Gregg is an entertaining teller of real-world innovation stories.

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity. If you want an organization to survive, you must innovate. But innovation is more than survival, it’s the heart beat of an organization. In this inspirational speech Gregg Fraley answers the Why Innovation question, and informs as to what innovation means to you and your group. It advocates that innovation is an exciting part of everyone’s job, not “extra work.”

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

Hardly anybody still doubts that innovation is the biggest driving factor for success today. And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea. Innovation means having a new concept which is an answer for a need or a solution to a problem, and successfully transforming the idea into a solution which will lead to market success. Creativity was just there and I learned a lot about it even without knowing. The principles of creativity.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

Hardly anybody still doubts that innovation is the biggest driving factor for success today. And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea. Innovation means having a new concept which is an answer for a need or a solution to a problem, and successfully transforming the idea into a solution which will lead to market success. Creativity was just there and I learned a lot about it even without knowing. The principles of creativity.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation , provides practical techniques to break down many of the barriers to innovation in business. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

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How to Turn a Left-Brained Workforce Into a Creative Machine

Stephen Shapiro

You can create an environment where everyone can contribute to your company’s innovation efforts… How do you structure your innovation teams? If you are like most companies, you put your most creative people in a room to develop ideas who then hand off those ideas to a team of implementers. The first team used “innovators” as designers and “adapters” as builders. Inc Innovation Personality Poker Teamwork

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Gregg Fraley

Innovation Training. “Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Comprehensive Immersion Course for: Innovation Project Managers, Teams, Executives, Facilitators. This one day course consistently receives high marks from innovation executives and training professionals. If you are seeking to enhance innovation culture and jump-start or improve innovation efforts, this is the course to attend.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

I spoke to 15 of the world’s leading innovation experts to get their definition of “innovation” The variety in their responses may surprise you. The ultimate definition of innovation. Innovation is truly a confusing buzzword which many people love to hate. If you ask Google for an innovation definition, it is less than helpful, coming up with over 300 million results with thousands of definitions. What is your definition of “innovation”?

5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy

Qmarkets

Innovation — a necessary component of any successful business in the modern world. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team ahead of the trends and competitors and foster stability and consistency within your strategy. This is innovation.

5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy

Qmarkets

Innovation — a necessary component of any successful business in the modern world. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team ahead of the trends and competitors and foster stability and consistency within your strategy. This is innovation.

Ideation Activities, Exercises and Templates (from Miro)

InnovationTraining.org

Whether you are working together in person or remotely, design thinking software tools such as Miro can help make the innovation process easier than ever. This ideation activities template is a fun way to generate many ideas with a group. The Idea Napkin.

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?

Innovation project or Innovation Capability?

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing, speaking and consulting about innovation for over 15 years, and I'm constantly amazed by the different perspectives and definitions about innovation. Innovation theater happens when companies and executive talk up innovation but fail to do anything.

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. Yet, for idea generation, in particular, you need to bring everyone to the floor. Ask For Ideas.

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Building a lasting innovation capability

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been asked a number of times, by companies large and small, how to create an innovation capacity that lasts. Note that what my clients are asking for is to create an innovation capacity that outlasts a product need, or market gap, or executive team member.

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. The energy transition that the world is undertaking is one of the most critical areas where innovation needs to be at its very best, that top of the game to make the level of change necessary. Where can innovation help? Innovation needs to resolve different part of the energy transition.

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Bringing better Ideas to market faster with AI

Innovation 360 Group

Too many ideas? The challenge lies in capturing, organizing, and testing ideas to bring new innovations to market fast enough to realise value. . From Creative Chaos to Structured Implementation . The chaotic process of creativity is difficult to predict, yet is often the essential fuel for new idea generators. While organizations have an ability to gather ideas, many still struggle with the remaining phases of the innovation process.

Streamlining Success – How Continuous and Disruptive Innovation Examples Can Inform Business Transformation

Qmarkets

Sometimes it seems like organizations, even large enterprises, live and die by their ability to implement innovations that completely redraw the market landscape, putting them at the forefront. But do these disruptive innovation examples reflect the strategy that all companies should adopt?

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. Use an innovation book or online workshop to guide you step-by-step.