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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.

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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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?

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.

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 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.

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.

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? Join us at Catalyst Ranch, a truly fun place to learn!

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?

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.

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. Participants learn classic pitfalls and how to avoid them using best practices and emerging advanced practices. Innovation team leaders and project managers learn what it takes to keep cycles spinning from year to year.

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.

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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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

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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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?

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.

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.

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?

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. In the process of business model innovation, ideation is the second step.

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. Innovation is, for sure, la mode du jour. Every business out there is busting a gut to innovate, be seen to innovate or be innovative. But many attempts at innovation end up bombing. Part of the problem is that businesses do not have effective idea management processes in place. It’s not creative problem solving where you cook up an idea.

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. This deeper understanding means you are able to develop innovations that resonant emotionally for the users. Depending on the type of innovation, these users could be product or service users, customers or internal employees. Before talking about design thinking, it is interesting to know a little more about where this process originated.

The Day after Disruption

Qmarkets

Sometimes it seems like organizations, even large enterprises, live and die by their ability to create disruptive innovations that completely redraw the market landscape, putting them at the forefront. Disruptive vs. continuous innovation. The Uber incident makes an excellent teaching case for exploring the limitations of disruptive innovation. hours instead of 7 hours was truly a groundbreaking innovation. Continuous innovation management.

How SOS Alarm applied a structured process to their hackathon

Innovation 360 Group

When was the last time you were at a hackathon where top management cared about the ideas presented and had an internal system in place to take care of them? Using the hackathon format to strengthen your brand and execute on Innovation Strategy. In the fall of 2017, Swedish emergency service operator SOS Alarm decided to run a hackathon to generate ideas for future service offerings. A structured process leads to better results. .

Overcoming the barriers to innovation in the legal sector

Idea Drop

It is clear that we are getting better at talking about innovation but conversation isn’t enough. Actionable insight and implementation incentives are necessary to fuel the innovation fire. “In In 2015, only 28 per cent of in-house legal clients surveyed for the Best Legal Adviser Report said innovation in their law firms was important whereas in 2016 this rose hugely to 62 per cent.” Another barrier is the perception that innovation is not measurable.

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

Wazoku

A culture of innovation is more than a buzzword. Many organisations struggle to first define what makes a culture innovative, let alone build an innovative culture. If these mark the beginning of the journey, how do you then take the innovative culture you’ve put so much effort into building, cultivate it for sustainability and use it to drive business transformation? WHAT DEFINES THE CULTURE OF AN INNOVATIVE ORGANISATION? Taking risk and learning from failure.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Innovation is one of the most popular terms used in the corporate world. It is generally viewed as a process of creative ideation, which is a combination of creative ideas and sustainably profitable business models. It is an inspiration and a systematic process. As described by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, “Innovation is more of an idea than location.”. Why take a course on innovation? Innovation is not a process it is state of mind.

How SOS Alarm applied a structured process to their Hackathon

Innovation 360 Group

When was the last time you were at a hackathon where top management cared about the ideas presented and had an internal system in place to take care of them? Using the hackathon format to strengthen your brand and execute on Innovation Strategy. In the fall of 2017, Swedish emergency service operator SOS Alarm decided to run a hackathon to generate ideas for future service offerings. A structured process leads to better results.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Innovation is one of the most popular terms used in the corporate world. It is generally viewed as a process of creative ideation, which is a combination of creative ideas and sustainably profitable business models. It is an inspiration and a systematic process. As described by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, “Innovation is more of an idea than location.”. Why take a course on innovation? Innovation is not a process it is state of mind.

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

Innovation leaders are faced with a very tough challenge, charged with both driving leadership in the traditional corporate sense, but also with facilitating internal innovation, or intrapreneurship, among their subordinates. 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.”

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

Innovation leaders are faced with a very tough challenge, charged with both driving leadership in the traditional corporate sense, but also with facilitating internal innovation, or intrapreneurship, among their subordinates. 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.”

Part 3: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Values Centered Innovation

Part 3 of 3: Talent Development as an enabling force for innovation campaigns. Innovation campaigns are great for near-term impact and results. They get ideas into the pipeline for evaluation and possible implementation. Enable innovation throughout the entire organization. Provide real-time learning interventions that bolster campaign engagement and innovative results. Watch the "Jump-shifting Innovation Campaigns" video.

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The Day after Disruption

Qmarkets

Sometimes it seems like organizations, even large enterprises, live and die by their ability to create disruptive innovations that completely redraw the market landscape, putting them at the forefront. Disruptive vs. continuous innovation. The Uber incident makes an excellent teaching case for exploring the limitations of disruptive innovation. hours instead of 7 hours was truly a groundbreaking innovation. Continuous innovation management.

Getting started with Innovation Metrics

Strategos

Getting started with Innovation Metrics. It seems an oxymoron to some that, a process as spontaneous and creative as innovation can and should be measured. Here at Strategos, we firmly believe that innovation can be taught, learned and systematically implemented by establishing the right processes, systems, structures, skills and metrics. Metrics are essential to track and guide the development of your innovation system. innovation

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

The evolving trend of smart city innovation is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground. in order to get the most relevant and pertinent feedback on your ideas.

What is idea management and why is it important for any business

hackerearth

Visualize this: You continuously get incredibly innovative ideas from your own workforce. Ideas that, if materialized into innovative products or services, align with your organization’s goals, increasing revenues and keeping competition at bay. What is idea management? Top management world over is now running helter-skelter demanding innovation. That’s the crux of idea management, thereby potential innovation. Idea genesis and gathering.

Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the Smart Cities initiative could be what makes the difference. 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. It’s no secret that most of the tech innovation and digital disruption takes place in the private sector.

Corporate Innovation: How to Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them Corporate innovation is hard. More and more, we’re seeing innovation programs close their doors after only a few years, with few senior leaders in the organization recognizing any real value from their efforts.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. Idea Champions.