Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas

Qmarkets

Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. Submission Arguably the submission phase is the most important step of the process.

Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas

Qmarkets

Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. Submission Arguably the submission phase is the most important step of the process.

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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.

How Can You Run An Idea Creation Competition?

IdeaScale

Idea generation is the heart of innovation. Creating this culture in your organization increases employee engagement and promotes collaboration. Innovation increases brand loyalty. One way to inspire the innovation process is to hold an idea generation competition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. There is also a lot of yakking about culture. Nothing wrong with desiring an innovation friendly culture, although talking about it isn’t going to make it happen.

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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.

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 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.

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 — 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? The instructor is master innovation trainer, Gregg Fraley.

Adding Eye Candy: 4 Visual Best Practices to Boost Engagement on Your Idea Generation Platform

Qmarkets

The same principle holds true when it comes to boosting user engagement on your idea generation platform. By leveraging profile pictures, idea images, gamification badges, and other visuals that align with your company’s branding and culture, you can effectively convey to users that the platform is set up for their benefit. The campaigns and ideas on your platform should be complemented with attention-grabbing visuals that convey what the projects are all about.

Adding Eye Candy: 4 Visual Best Practices to Boost Engagement on Your Idea Generation Platform

Qmarkets

The same principle holds true when it comes to boosting user engagement on your idea generation platform. By leveraging profile pictures, idea images, gamification badges, and other visuals that align with your company’s branding and culture, you can effectively convey to users that the platform is set up for their benefit. Campaign & Idea Images: Help Your Users See the Big Picture. User Pictures: Make Your Idea Generation Platform More Personable .

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.

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.

14 Innovation Mistakes You Cannot Afford to Make

Innovation Excellence

Do you want to create an innovation-focused culture in your organization? Are you tired of wondering why your team’s ideas don’t always seem to pan out as originally planned? Or do your team’s problems actually stem from the idea-generating phase? Innovation branding business processes criticism fear innovation process ownershipAre you struggling to make it a reality?

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?

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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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. It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations.

Book Review - Built to Innovate by Ben Bensaou

Jeffrey Phillips

Since I am an innovation consultant, working with Fortune 500 companies to build innovation capacity, and I regularly blog on this site about innovation topics, I often have the opportunity to review new books about innovation. This process is interesting and helpful.

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

Robert Brands

How to Fine-Tune Working Relationships between Boomers and Millennials to Create Harmonious Innovation Teams. 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. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

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. How to get, or provide, a specific mandate for innovation.

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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.

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.

The Most Important Secret to Successful Innovation

Ideanote

According to research conducted by Accenture , 96% of the studied executives agreed that the long-term success of their companies depends on their ability to innovate. However, not all businesses succeed in innovation. In fact, according to the same study, 72% of companies witness their innovation withering. The main culprit here is the lack of formalized process or organizational home for such initiatives. However, innovation is not a linear process.

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.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

Innovation Depth makes the Difference

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been thinking about innovation for a while now, trying to puzzle out why some organizations seem to be able to innovate almost effortlessly while others are more sporadic or face significant innovation challenges. At some moments in my career I've blamed this phenomenon on lack of breadth - the idea that too many companies shrink innovation activities down to idea generation and rapid evaluation. Sustaining Innovation Now to the analysis.

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. There are so many obstacles and uncertainties as you take an idea or concept through to eventual release. Others looking at the innovation progress keep demanding tangible evidence and quantifiable guarantees that the outcome provides clear returns. Much of the innovation discovery journey is a disappointing one. A promising idea did not foresee a roadblock that cannot be resolved.

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Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

Why Your Innovation Funnel Needs an Overhaul: A Step-by-Step Guide

Qmarkets

Traditionally the Innovation funnel is a stage-gate process that organizations use to define their approach to ideation. Businesses that adopt this usually start off by narrowing down their challenges, gathering ideas around them, reviewing said ideas, and then implementing them.

Why Your Innovation Funnel Needs an Overhaul: A Step-by-Step Guide

Qmarkets

Traditionally the Innovation funnel is a stage-gate process that organizations use to define their approach to ideation. Businesses that adopt this usually start off by narrowing down their challenges, gathering ideas around them, reviewing said ideas, and then implementing them.

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. . 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. Organize a large volume of ideas?

Why you should work with an innovation consultant

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm an innovation consultant. I've been working in the innovation space for over 12 years. I have a somewhat (cough) vested interest in writing a blog post about why you should work with an innovation consultant. The real purpose of this blog is to answer the question: why should I work with an innovation consultant? Trying to innovate with the existing tools and processes will only result in incremental change at best and a really frustrating experience.

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There are Knowns and Unknowns in Innovation: Let’s Manage Them Differently

Paul Hobcraft

For innovators so much of innovation is hard to detect, it needs discovery and working through these quadrants of knowledge as well. We need to treat ideas the same on how anything needs assessing but it needs to pass through a different thinking about knowledge understanding, as there are ‘known knowns’ and ‘unknown unknowns’ and we need to prepare for both within our innovation activities. It is highly valued in the idea management process.