7 Idea Generation Hacks to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Where do you get your ideas?” Here are a few idea generation hacks to help with your approach. List Out Assumptions It is incredibly easy to get lost in your own assumptions, so take a breath and write out the assumptions that are driving any idea. Change The Medium Instead of writing out ideas, try diagramming them on paper, or begin drawing to express your approach. There’s no one road to creativity.

The 10 Commandments of Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

The Sins That Ruin Idea Generation. ” Well, you bother because you need ideas. There have been many studies of brainstorming and articles written. The original guidelines of brainstorming (defer judgment, quantity of ideas, build on ideas, combine, etc.)

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Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

Creative Thinking Can Be Trained. Train Creativity First, Innovation Next . My new message about innovation is — get back to basics first — and that means the spark of it all, creativity. Yes, I’m an innovation writer, trainer, and consultant, AND, without a creative culture you’re building innovation on a mound of sand. With creativity activated, facilitators like me help others innovate, using advanced frameworks and tools.

Podcast S4E91: Dave Birss – How to bring creativity into remote working

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value, we speak with Dave Birss. Dave is a musician, educator, author and facilitator with a focus on improving creativity. We speak about how to keep up creativity in the times of remote working, and how to think laterally to live consciously again.

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.

Fumbling the Creative Handoff

Michael Roberto

Source: statetechmagazine.com What happens when someone runs with a creative idea initiated and formulated by someone else? What pitfalls arise when there is a transition from idea generator to idea executor? Yet handoffs are quite common in creative work.

Innovation Strategy – 4 Ways to Celebrate Risk Taking

BrainZooming

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. They display these case studies in the workplace. Something to Think about for Your Business: How does your organization create opportunities for all employees to invest in innovation, even if you are not looking for them to generate or develop new product ideas?

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. The research that says brainstorming doesn’t work studied groups with no training and no facilitator. You’ll see immediate results with creativity, innovation, and facilitation training.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

New Study: Drawing is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn. That improved understanding, directly applied to an innovation challenge, is how you get to a breakthrough idea. Insights gained inspire ideas to create something new. Sessions often fail to find breakthrough ideas. The hard part is the integration with the challenge, but if you do it properly, it pays off in breakthrough ideas. Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation.

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

Share this post with anyone who you know who wishes that they had the courage to speak up and let people know about their ideas. Imagine what you think a “creative person” looks like, and what they behave like. Chances are, you probably have a picture of someone coming up with lots of ideas. Or you might even just think of the person in your business who is always the first person to come up with a seemingly great idea in a brainstorming session.

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. Yes, you can train people in creative thinking, Front-End-of-Innovation (FEI) frameworks, problem solving, and meeting facilitation. The research that says brainstorming doesn’t work studied groups with no training and no facilitator. You’ll see immediate results with creativity, innovation, and facilitation training.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

The speakers provide three different perspectives on innovation: theory of the “how to” from Gregg Fraley, real world case studies by local manufacturer Earl Miller, and the role of innovative leadership from Sheila Matias. A neutral ground to network and exchange ideas. Gregg Fraley is the author of Jack’s Notebook, a business novel about creative process. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started. Attention Michiana, NW Indiana, Chicago.

How You Ask for Innovation Matters

Gregg Fraley

It reveals a broad based study on innovation done by the research firm Great Place to Work. AND… This is a great study to support broader innovation efforts. If you ask for innovation ideas in an idea campaign, make it clear to all that the effort has top level support. Be prepared to process a lot of ideas. Ask for more ideas of certain kinds, less of others, etc. Once done and the ideas are processed, communicate what happened.

Creative independence to innovate together

Norbert Bol

In the recent blog Innovation through collaboration some important conditions were presented how people with different expertise can work together to develop innovative ideas, such as being open to innovative work, respecting others and willing to learn. Innovation leaders should however not focus on finding the answers to innovation challanges or setting the vision, as innovation requires creativity and room for passionate disagreement as well as support.

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?" Brucks and Huang conducted three studies with over 800 research subjects.

Dance Your Challenge

Gregg Fraley

The Creativity and Innovation point of this blog takes about three paragraphs to develop, so business readers, let me tell you a brief story to set it up. Gary studied with a hero of mine, Viola Spolin (he’s the leading expert on her games and methods). Creativity and Innovation aren’t done only by the head. Super creative. We stopped the music and jammed ideas for cleaning products, and wow, did the ideas fly. Shake Your Booty.

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Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

PwC 2016 CEO Success Study. Does Any CEO Have the Luxury to Ignore Digital Transformation and Innovation? Gregg Fraley and Karen Kirby, copyright 2017. Innovation + Business + Technology = Digital Leadership. Turnover of CEOs is already high, about 14.9 % a year as of 2016*. The demands of digital leadership and the enterprises of the future could dramatically accelerate that rate in the next few years.

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. We need to switch from fossil fuel into renewables, and the whole shift of significant invested assets for power generation and distribution have to accommodate an energy mix that provides us electricity certainty 24 x 7. Sharing the best ideas allows for more significant open exchanges.

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Persistence & Creativity

Michael Roberto

Brian Lucas & Loran Nordgren have conducted a series of interesting studies about creativity. They find that people tend to underestimate the number of creative ideas that they can generate. The scholars asked people to generate ideas on a particular topic. Then they asked them to predict how many more ideas they could generate if they continued thinking about the topic. The subjects then continued to try to generate ideas.

Creativity: More Ideas Leads to Better Ideas

Michael Roberto

The paper is titled, "Quantity yields quality when it comes to creativity: a brain and behavioral test of the equal-odds rule." The notion is that you have the best chance of coming up with a truly great idea if you brainstorm as many ideas as possible.

Get 12x More Ideas Than Brainstorming

Innovation Excellence

Innovation will only be as successful as the number of high-quality ideas available to inspire, inform, and guide the process. Recognizing that ideas, especially high-quality ideas, are critical to innovation’s success, first Doug Hall and then my team at Innovate2Grow Experts developed an idea generating process that consistently delivers at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming.

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.". This semester, nearly 300 students are learning how to crank out more creative ideas in Schrift's class titled "Creativity: Idea Generation & the Systematic Approach for Creativity." Creativity on demand.

Creative Problem Solving: Overcoming Fixation

Michael Roberto

A new study by Jackson Lu, Modupe Akinola, and Malia Mason examines whether switching tasks can help overcome the fixation problem, and thereby enhance creative problem-solving efforts. For example, brief breaks during brainstorming sessions can increase the number and variety of ideas generated (Kohn & Smith, 2011; Paulus & Brown, 2003). Note that the study does not justify rampant multi-tasking on the part of employees.

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

Stephen Shapiro

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. A fascinating study may give us clues to what is most effective. In this scenario, as soon as an innovator developed an idea, an adapter would find reasons why it would not work. But as this study showed, it is not the specific task that matters, but rather the structure of the task.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

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. But there are a lot of different opinions on the questions of whether creativity can be forced, and if large companies can grow ideas. Creativity was just there and I learned a lot about it even without knowing.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

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. But there are a lot of different opinions on the questions of whether creativity can be forced, and if large companies can grow ideas. Creativity was just there and I learned a lot about it even without knowing.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

Its own definition is pretty much useless: “the action or process of innovating” Using the traditional sources for a definition such as the Oxford dictionary also doesn’t help much, with their answer being “Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products” So I contacted a selection of my fellow innovation experts to see how they talk about innovation with their clients, and compiled the results for you here.

12X More Ideas Than Brainstorming for Any Innovation Need, Any Time, and For Any Business

Innovate2Grow Experts

You will get an overview of how you can consistently generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming for any need, at any time, in any kind of business. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 is a highly proven innovation best practice – proven in university studies and, more importantly, in the real world for over two decades. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 produces 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

The article conflates one highly specific academic study with the failure of all brainstorming. 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”? If you don’t care about the wonky aspects where I write the article Fast Company should have published, skip directly to the headline below, A System to Get Great Ideas. .

How to Solicit Employee Ideas Using the IdeaScale Platform

IdeaScale

Actively soliciting ideas, surfacing new ones, discussing the process, making it easy to find ideas, and offering ways to organize ideas in the front and back end will all help bring more creativity to the fore. Ask For Ideas. Surface New Ideas And Success Stories.

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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.

How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

These benefits are particularly important when it comes to ensuring success in creative thinking and innovation. To optimise creative sessions. The benefits listed above are essential for boosting creativity. Gamification can help at different phases in the innovation process.

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.

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. But studies show that around 60 to 80% of new products fail. 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. Idea management plays a crucial role in the innovation process.

Brainstorming with an expert, Matt Nelson

Betterific

In Matt’s explanation of “how an idea becomes a product” you’ll notice that idea generation is the fourth stage of the process. Because Betterific and our members focus exclusively on the idea generation and concept validation phase, it’s great to get some context and understand the greater picture. MW: Where do you think good ideas come from? MW: Walk us through “how an idea becomes a product.” MN: It truly depends on the.

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. A few case studies.

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. A few case studies.

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. A few case studies.

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. A few case studies. One of our online creative thinking tools.

3 Innovation Specialists Busting the Myth About Brainstorming

Innovation in Practice

When thinking about creativity in teams, we often imagine a bunch of people in front of a flipchart throwing on the paper whatever comes to their mind – brainstorming. This is how Mark McGuinness defines the term: “‘Brainstorming’ is such a common word that it’s often used to describe any meeting or conversation designed to generate ideas. The basic assumption is that by suspending judgement, people free themselves to come up with unusual and potentially useful ideas.

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.

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

Idea to Value

While a structured, repeatable innovation process is critical to create and sustain innovation in a competitive, dog-eat-dog marketplace, it alone is not always sufficient to turn a great innovative idea into a profitable “on-the-store-shelves” reality. Innovation requires more than just idea generation. In fact, 90 percent of all survey respondents agreed that generational conflict was a time waster.

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Welcome to the Mid Zone of Innovation

Legacy Innovation Group

He later evolved it into a broader model involving opportunity identification, opportunity analysis, idea generation, idea selection, and concept definition — much of what has today come to be known as Innovation Management. Here, the Front End is still the domain of ideation, creative brainstorming, and the discovery work needed to find new opportunities around unmet market needs⃜ the safe place where new business ideas are born and have their genesis.