Use Formalized Workflows to Streamline Your Innovation Processes


Creativity is spontaneous. The post Use Formalized Workflows to Streamline Your Innovation Processes appeared first on IdeaScale. Ideas come to us in a flash of lightning, as quickly as a lightbulb turns on, inspired by everything from children’s toys to dreams to movies.

Best Practices for Managing Multiple Stakeholders in the Innovation Process


Innovation is about diplomacy as well as creativity. Central to any innovation process is stakeholder management. All should be involved in the process to some degree, making innovation processes as much about people skills and diplomacy as engineering. This gives everyone a stake in the process without consuming everyone’s time. No innovation process will run entirely smoothly as a diplomatic operation.


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Five Barriers to the Innovation Process and How to Overcome Them


It would seem that the innovation process is simple: Get an idea, refine that idea, implement it, and repeat the process. Here are five common problems with the innovation process and how to resolve them. The innovation process needs to be crafted to fit each group.

Whitepaper: Stimulating and Measuring Open and Cross Innovation 


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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.

Five Creative Ways to Use Customer and Employee Suggestions Boxes


Taking your “suggestion box” online covers a few crucial points for any effective innovation strategy. A transparent innovation process makes this particularly effective. Yet there are other opportunities for data you can use to bolster your innovation program.

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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What’s the Real Difference between Creativity and Innovation?


A great idea is a good thing, but is it creative or innovative? Creativity and innovation are often seen as interchangeable. It’s important to understand and apply that difference in your innovation strategy. Can there be innovation without creativity?

Creative process of writers (in 21st Century)


What is the creative process of writers? How the literature stars of our time produce their creativity? This … creativity innovation process writingHow to start writing and how to keep it going? Let’s start with the writer who become known after My Struggle series.

From Startup to Maturity: how to un-kill creativity

Innovation Excellence

In 1998 Teresa Amabile published the article How to kill Creativity at the Harvard Business Review. It inspired me not to find more way to kill creativity, but rather to understand how can established companies un-kill creativity and out-innovate startups. Continue reading → Build Capability Case Study Creativity Culture & Values Experience Innovation Innovation Processes & Tools R&D ideas

Building ROI and data into your innovation process

Innovation in Practice

Delivery via drones, real-time data insight into your operations, transformation of your business models— what will 2016 bring for your innovation practice? For innovators working within the confines of large enterprises, the possibilities for transformation, especially with mobile and digital products, are endless. Many innovators take on a project without a plan to measure and revise the return on investment projection (and course-correct) as the product evolves.

The Secret to Managing Creative Projects (while looking for the next big hit)

Innovation Excellence

In any industry, innovation is essentially an arms race. Apple Build Capability collaboration Creativity Feature Of The Week Innovation Processes & ToolsIf you’re not creating the next big thing, someone else is seizing the opportunity to define it. The problem is, there’s a lot of time between the moment when you first envision a new concept and the moment when it actually hits your market. How you.

Is South Africa the Next Silicon Valley?


When you think of the most innovative places in the world, what do you picture? Podcast Collaboration Creativity diversity Ideation innovation process innovative places KPI Silicon Cape Initiative South Africa

4 Ways To Invest In Your Employees’ Creativity


Is your organization centralized or decentralized when it comes to innovation? In a company where innovation is centralized, a specific department is tasked with innovating for the entire organization. The downside of using this model is that buy-in from other departments may be hard to achieve as the innovation department may seem out of touch with other departmental processes etc. How do you invest in your employees’ creativity?

Inspire Creativity in Your Team through Active Listening


We’ve all been “talked at,” and it can stall good ideas and innovative processes before they even start. Regardless of the reason it’s done, it always shuts down the listening process. Really hearing what somebody says is always a bonus for innovation. To learn more about strategies to spur innovation, join our newsletter ! The post Inspire Creativity in Your Team through Active Listening appeared first on IdeaScale.

The Best Design Thinking Exercises for Any Phase of a Project

The Future Shapers

Creativity Culture Innovation ProcessDesign thinking is a popular concept and many techniques can be used to great effect! Where to start and which techniques to use at various phases of the project can sometimes be quite a question.

Accelerate Growth Through Strategic Integration of Research During the Innovation Process

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Conferences Creativity Growth Innovation Product Innovation Strategy Accelerated Learning Labs Clorox growth strategy innovation conference michael graber Process Product Development Shorten the Innovation Timeline Southern Growth Studio strategic innovation Strategic ResearchStephanie began with crisis, a story about the kitty litter business. Competitive pressures were high. Market share was being lost.

The Value of Running Innovation Workshops – ignite creativity around any business challenge

The Future Shapers

Innovation workshops are a good way to get the creative juices flowing in an organisation. When executed well, a targeted innovation workshop can be the missing link to get you back on the right track. In this thought piece Douglas Ferguson unpacks the value of running innovation workshops and explains where to start. The post The Value of Running Innovation Workshops – ignite creativity around any business challenge appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Innovation and The Art of Implementation: Dealing with Creatives

Idea to Value

Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a fundamental framework of 10 Key Imperatives to help businesses create a structured, repeatable innovation process. Building upon this fundamental framework, the recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation delves deeper into how to implement a culture of innovation in one’s work environment. 1] Oh those creative types!

Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless


The same holds true for innovation: Innovation tools can’t help if you don’t have certain skills mastered. Anybody who in the last 8 years claims to be an innovation consultant is selling some version of a methodology, even if they personally have never done anything new, surprising and radically useful. Innovation is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about process. The fact that something can repeated defeats innovation.

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Creative Problem Solving Workshop

Discover what to expect at a creative problem solving workshop and when your organization could benefit from a training session. Creative problem solving is an innovation framework focused around better ideation and brainstorming sessions. If your organization is interested in implementing these techniques, you’ll want to learn more about this framework and how you can get started with a creative problem solving training workshop here. . Innovation

4 Ways To Invest In Your Employees’ Creativity


Is your organization centralized or decentralized when it comes to innovation? In a company where innovation is centralized, a specific department is tasked with innovating for the entire organization. The downside of using this model is that buy-in from other departments may be hard to achieve as the innovation department may seem out of touch with other departmental processes etc. How do you invest in your employees’ creativity?

The New Innovation Value Chain Perhaps?

Paul Hobcraft

For a long time I have become increasingly dissatisfied with the way we have managed or even depicted the innovation value chain. There has been such a considerable change taking place in many of the parts of innovation management, I think we need to replace the existing fuzzy front end, the pipeline and portfolio stage followed by execution with something far more reflective of what we think and deploy today. The New Innovation Value Chain Components.

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Innovate Like Isaac Asimov – Lessons from An Innovator Years Ahead of His Time

Innovation Excellence

It should be no surprise that innovation is a constantly evolving field. As innovators, it is in our nature to constantly evaluate, optimize and reinvent our models and processes. Creativity Innovation Strategy analogy Asimov innovation history innovation process Innovation Psychology insight parallel discovery Psychology

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

Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity


The success of innovation management is never an accident; it’s a holistic management process with an iterative thought-out planning and execution continuum. The post Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity appeared first on Innovation Management.

Innovation is a Lifestyle, Not a Bunch of Metrics

Innovation Excellence

Far too many supposed innovation experts believe that measuring activities is critical to success. Innovation activities simply for the sake of doing something without context and insight from the measure may be in fact very misleading. Maybe. Maybe not so much. At least for the big stuff.

ISO 50501: from chaos to standardized innovation processes


New ISO standard to foster innovations. When it comes to innovation management, by contrast, creative chaos still reigns in some places. ITONICS, a pioneer in innovation management, welcomes this development and briefly explains what this is all about. The ISO 50501 standard relates to the topic of innovation management and is expected to be launched in early 2018 to provide the world’s first common standard for innovation processes.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview Spigit

Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. We have heard it time and again…Somewhere between the birth of an idea and the delivery phase, innovation slows or becomes nonexistent. Which is why “Innovation is rewarded but execution is worshipped!” While most innovation management software makes it possible for teams and organizations to gather and iterate on ideas, the question you must ask is, how do you ensure the best ideas become reality? Celebrate innovation success.

Creative and critical thinking in innovation

Norbert Bol

Looking at the feedback received, there were many creative ideas to make further progress towards a circular economy but there was also reasoning about the issues and ideas. In the innovation literature it is a normal phenomenon that both creative thinking and critical thinking are present. In the discussions I could not really experience that creative thinking and critical thinking was seperate from each other. Thinking Skills and Creativity.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

Far too many people are claiming to be design thinkers, after simply attending very limited “crash course” or “boot camps” and do not have the deep investment and experience to be true ‘design thinkers’ If this continues design thinking will fail in its potential to be a really good creative problem-solving approach. Yet it feels useful and needs to be more embraced for its creative value. Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking.

Drive Innovation by Disrupting the Existing Management Norms


To stay on top, established organisations need to stimulate innovation. The post Drive Innovation by Disrupting the Existing Management Norms appeared first on Innovation Management. Before being acquired by Facebook for US$1 billion, Instagram was just another photo-sharing app operating with insignificant infrastructure and a dozen employees.

Good for species survival, not so great for innovation: 16 cognitive biases that can kill your decision making

Board of Innovation

The purpose of this article is to discuss several key cognitive biases and their effects on decision making within strategic innovation management as well as how to minimize their effects so that team members can contribute optimally to the fuzzy innovation process. They are essential in understanding and managing appropriately to ensure your innovation outputs are most suitable to your.

The Innovation 'Function'


Innovation” is often discussed in terms of the “idea” as the product and the formation of that idea as somehow unique and ineffable …. There is a perception of serendipitous, Zen enlightenment related to ideation that is often accompanied by a thorough dismissal of “process,” as if they are mutually exclusive. In that vision of the “innovation funnel” the idea is at the end… the goal. Neither process, nor technology alone holds the key to sustainable innovation success.

Igniting Innovation by Sparking Sensations

The Future Shapers

Tired of the same old boring innovation workshop and brainstorming techniques that does nothing but give you more of the same? It’s time to crave creativity. Strong innovation is almost always preceded by developing creative courage, which can be fostered by multi-sensory experiences. This article by Michael Perman provides scientific evidence about the origins of creativity and how to ignite more creativity in your organisation.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part two

Paul Hobcraft

So part two of my reflective summary: Design thinking becomes the best friend to innovation, strategically and tactically. When DT is applied to business or social issues it is by making creativity logical, you have its power of contribution, it can transform our innovative solutions. Design thinking is a highly creative problem-solving approach with a toolkit of methods but more a specific mindset where adapting is constant. All this adds up to a creative process.

What Innovation Can Learn From Science

Innovation Excellence

Scientific breakthroughs are often reported as being innovation. I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to definitions, so if science produces inventions, they only become innovation if they are implemented and add value. Continue reading → Change Consumer Innovation Creativity Innovation Processes & Tools R&D Science Strategy Technology culture change failure Innovation Mindset Leadership Process technology

The Wearable Foreseeable Future of the Workplace

Innovation Excellence

Creativity Design Disruption Innovation Processes & Tools Technology AR Augmented Reality Biometric Indentification Eye-interaction Technology Hands-free Workers Virtual Environment Virtual Reality vr Wearable TechnologyWorkplace Implications of Eye-interaction Technology in AR and VR headsets: As augmented reality and virtual reality technology advance, AR and VR headsets are, or will soon be, entering the workplace.

29 Innovation Activities for Your Next Ideation

Innovation Excellence

While there's a limitless list of possibilities that need to be tailored to each innovation challenge, I do have some favorites. Consumer Innovation Creativity Feature Of The Week Innovation Processes & Tools Product Innovation Brainstorm collaboration competitive claims Corporate innovation empathy ice breakers ideation activities immersion Innovation Platforms Insights Team building

PBTO49: Our Bias Against Creativity and How to Overcome it with Jennifer Mueller

Rmukesh Gupta

She is the author of a recent book Creative Change , and is a faculty of many top business schools including the Wharton School, Yale School of Management and NYU’s Stern School of Business. Her paper, “ The Bias Against Creativity, ” went viral and was downloaded over 65,000 times—receiving more than 100 media mentions. Why is she on the show: He book Creative Change , tackles a very important topic. How does one go about building a culture of Innovation.

Coming Soon – Innovation Leader’s Annual Conference – Impact 2020


Are you doing innovation in a large organization? If so, then this will be of interest for you: our friends at Innovation Leader are gearing up for their annual conference, Impact 2020, which is coming in a couple weeks. Innovation Leader is an outstanding media and events company focused on helping innovators and change-makers in […]. Anticipating the Future Business Model Innovation Creativity and Ideation Design Thinking Innovation Innovation Process

Succeeding in Zoomworld


Plus … OUR FORTHCOMING WHITE PAPER, NEW BOOKS, and a NEW ONLINE INNOVATION COURSE 1 SUCCEEDING IN ZOOMWORLD Like everyone, you no doubt included, we’ve been spending rather large amounts of time on Zoom these last few months. Anticipating the Future Business Model Innovation Collaboration and Co-Creation Creativity and Ideation Design Thinking Innovation Innovation Culture Innovation Metrics Innovation Process Innovation Tools Strategy and Innovation

Essential Tactics for Innovation Intrepreneurs

Innovation Excellence

For authentic innovation to occur at an organization, you have to craft the culture of a place to accept and embrace new ways of working together and being in the market. More often than not, teams or outsourced agencies follow an innovation method, create many concepts that are new to the market and certain to.