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. In this article, we explore the concept of Total Innovation Management (TIM) and how you can leverage it at your enterprise. Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape. So, what is total innovation management? Our Blog Innovation Management

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.

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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.

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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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. 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 to measure innovativeness, a task that was once considered next to impossible.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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”?

Have a bad idea to arrive at a good one, and don’t hesitate to involve your team

ideas4allinnovation

This technique is commonly used as a tool for innovation. Known as “Erroneous or reverse thought”, the concept is to intentionally think of the worst possible idea or solution for a problem, as a starting point from which to build the best possible idea or solution. The example shows how, at least during an initial phase of the innovation process, every idea counts. Great innovators create collaboration networks around them.

Everything you need to know about innovation management software

hackerearth

Although enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. With the right tool, the idea generation, implementation and evaluation, and market tracking phases can be managed to create successful business outcomes. What is innovation management software (IMS)? Poor innovation implementation.

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. .

Innovation management software: Everything you need to know

hackerearth

Although the enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. With the right tool, the idea generation, implementation and evaluation, and market tracking phases can be managed to create successful business outcomes. What is innovation management software (IMS)? Poor innovation implementation.

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 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.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect. New research: ambidexterity well done is a key driver for innovation performance. One of the key findings of this paper is that “in uncertain [business] environments, organizational ambidexterity appears to be positively correlated with increased innovation, better financial performance and higher survival rates.”.

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.

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

Brainstorming with an expert, Matt Nelson

Betterific

In this installment of “Brainstorming with an [innovation] expert” we invite Matt Nelson from Hyundai. He just finished up his role as the Innovation and Technology Planner at Hyundai and is now returning to the University of Michigan to get his masters in Design Science. In the interview below, you’ll get a tremendous window into the world of innovation and product development. MW: Where do you think good ideas come from? Idea Generation.

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.