Customer Case: Engaging large groups for idea generation

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Customer Case: Engaging large groups for idea generation

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

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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. This is where your employees will submit their ideas and kick off the innovation process.

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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. This is where your employees will submit their ideas and kick off the innovation process.

How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation

InnovationManagement

Here are five ways to break the pattern and gather a wealth of ideas for your organization. Many companies find it hard to prioritize ideation. The post How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Measuring Innovation Performance

led to the number of novel ideas generated per 100 employees or the. performance measures of innovation, it is important to know HOW INNOVATION HAPPENS Good ideas can come from anywhere. s areHow realistic they are The more diverse the source of ideas, the more superior.

Why Your Employees Are the Key to Recovery

InnovationManagement

In this article, we will look at how to identify and understand employee contributions, and learn how to work with idea generators, evaluators, and activators.

How to Create the Maximum Major Innovative Solutions Using the Four Elements of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

Innovate2Grow Experts

Here is a brief review of quantum idea generation. Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. To generate these powerful results you need to use four elements – diversity, stimulus, brain type, and eliminate fear and have fun. Today we’re going to dive deep into the topic of how to pull coordinate the four elements of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

What is Total Innovation Management? Achieving Excellence from Idea Generation to Implementation

Qmarkets

Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape. To achieve this, companies must communicate a clear innovation strategy to employees, break down departmental silos, and give employees a means to submit their ideas.

BMO Disproves Studies: Leverage the Intranet to Engage and Involve Employees in Innovation

Tembosocial

If the company portal is such a tough sell, why does Julian Mills see the Intranet as a launch pad for employee engagement throughout the organization? Idea Generation Customer StoriesMany companies struggle to get employees excited about the corporate Intranet. Studies show that employees are reluctant to spend time following or contributing to the company portal—even though the same employees are active on external social media.

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How to Build Knowledge-Based Companies?

InnovationManagement

Knowledge management improves organizational processes through a variety of different practices, and enhances learning, which can increase both follower engagement and personal development.

The Shining Digital City On the Hill

Gregg Fraley

My consultancy has been maxed out during Covid19 with two primary engagements. The dynamic engagement included Zoom, Stormz, telephone calls, texts, and exchanged documents. Digital Technology Remains An Unharvested Field.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Tembosocial

Benjamin Franklin had it mostly right - for all the talk about employee engagement "secret sauce", we see time and again that involvement is a key ingredient. Idea Generation Employee CultureI'd only add that when you involve ME, WE all have a chance to benefit.

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.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

It presents an idea, a concept, a prototype, a piece of knowledge that provides the catalyst to be exploited in a broader community as the next step and so on. Knowing what is required to generate innovation throughout an entire organization is even more so. Visual source; [link].

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. One way to inspire the innovation process is to hold an idea generation competition.

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 .

Innovation Strategy – 4 Ways to Celebrate Risk Taking

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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. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is targeting both learning and emotion to prompt engagement and risk taking among its nearly 700 employees. To further engage its team, Ironwood asks staff to submit clever early-stage names for products in development.

Practical Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Planview Spigit

Editor’s note: Last month, Maggie Riad, VP of Innovation Strategy at Spigit, held a webinar: ‘10 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement in your Innovation Program’. Q: How do we make it easier for employees to understand how their engagement affects our innovation program? Q: How specific should innovation challenges be to get a high level of engagement? MR: I generally recommend trying to narrow the scope to a specific area, so the ideas generated are comparable.

Facilitation Works Miracles

Gregg Fraley

As it turns out the session was really more about idea development and elaboration. There is some imaginative thinking inside idea development, but if this session had been organized as a classic “brainstorm” or purely divergent idea session it would have been a waste of time.

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work

Gregg Fraley

Seven Idea Generation Fails. I might be getting to old to hold back on saying this about ideation, aka idea generation, aka brainstorming. Based on my experience, about 80% of idea generation doesn’t work. They’re not neutral, they’re not process focused, and you need their head in the idea game. Great ideas occur to people when they’re engaged with questions over time.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. 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. If you leverage these learning modes, participants stay mentally engaged. The hard part is the integration with the challenge, but if you do it properly, it pays off in breakthrough ideas.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Frameworks assume: engaged leadership, talent on the team, day to day creativity, curiosity, and domain knowledge. Creativity, and creative ideas, are essential ingredients, and, without other fundamentals , like projects and implementation — great ideas are a waste of time. Someone needs a spark of superior inventive talent, or you won’t have the quality ideas you need to succeed. Encourage pitches, ask for ideas, take action, provide resources.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

A neutral ground to network and exchange ideas. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started. Attention Michiana, NW Indiana, Chicago. Establish Fundamentals and Avoid Pitfalls. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) and The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest Collaborate on Public Training Seminar.

Engagement Is the ROI on the Front End of Innovation

Planview Spigit

In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how engagement serves as the return on the front end of the practice—and why engagement matters. They see the practice as a way for their peers and for them to realize their potential for leadership by way of convening on the questions that matter and by way of pursuing the ideas that stem from the dialogue that follows. The front end features open enquiry and engagement. Employee engagement matters.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Small “i” innovation can be generated at any level, so communicate to all that you seek ideas to improve. If a good idea pops up, by all means resource it and get it into action. Are ideas for new things encouraged and worked or are they barely tolerated? Is it a “pitch” culture where ideas for projects get a chance to be put into play? Stealing ideas from other industries is a fast path to innovation.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. GFi is now offering a new version of MoshPit to discover ideas that exploit new digital technologies. Ideas for innovation projects emerge from the intensive sessions. Digital Technology MoshPit finds undiscovered tactical and strategic innovation project ideas. The session is engaging, highly kinesthetic, intense, fun, demanding — and highly productive.

Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

Engaged support for strategic and tactical innovation initiatives developed by others. When asked to support innovation, or integrate new ideas from an innovation team, they resist — because they are being paid to execute, not experiment. The “ideas” become complaints. Then there is usually not enough communication about what is done with the few ideas that do have merit. She submitted the idea the next day.

Mash-Ups for Innovation, a How To Guide

Gregg Fraley

If your looking for a quick way to jostle up fresh ideas, go with the simpler ones. Mash-Ups are a bigger idea than musical creations. Conceptual blending was brought to my attention by Michael Michalko in his fine book Creative Thinkering , but the idea of concept blending was first articulated by Arthur Koestler back in the 50’s. The idea of a scanned, or traced field on a cathode ray tube came to him when he was plowing a field. Breakthrough ideas are elusive.

Engagement Is the ROI on the Front End of Innovation

Planview Spigit

In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how engagement serves as the return on the front end of the practice—and why engagement matters. They see the practice as a way for their peers and for them to realize their potential for leadership by way of convening on the questions that matter and by way of pursuing the ideas that stem from the dialogue that follows. The front end features open enquiry and engagement. Employee engagement matters.

Innovation SOP: Driving Corporate Innovation by Bettering Employee Engagement

Qmarkets

This week, we take a look at Employee Engagement - the benefits of employee engagement and how to successfully create employee engagement in your organization. Here are three stages to track progress of your employee engagement efforts; successfully passing them will ensure that innovation is accelerated (rather than stalled) by the employees that your organization counts on to succeed.

Nine Ways to Play at Work

Gregg Fraley

The idea that one should invoke a sense of play around challenges is not a new one. All that said, simple more straightforward ideas for play in day-to-day behavior are harder to come by. Here are Nine Ways to play at work — in which you might do a better job of playing with concepts, challenges, ideas, and solutions. DO NOT do this to an idea that’s just come out of someone’s mouth. Nine Ways to Play At Work (see list below).

Focusing on Innovation for our Energy Transition we are all undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

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. Technological and systemic innovation is incredibly important to the end-user sectors of transport, industry, and buildings, as well as replacing and upgrading much of the overall system design and operation to generate increased electrification.

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Challenge Deployment Toolkit: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Innovation Program Engagement

Planview Spigit

This results in more ideas generated, including diversity of ideas, and ultimately more output. So, to engage more employees and partners in your innovation efforts, here are a few options to consider: One Spigit client recently launched over 100 challenges (to 100% unique audiences) , during their “Innovation Week”, an annual company event focused on…Innovation. Happy New Year to you!

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model

Paul Hobcraft

I get the distinct impression the focus of most innovation consultants is still locked into product innovation or improving the process of the pipeline / portfolio, the idea generation and project execution model. The exploding position of mobile use and growing engagement opportunities with customers and other vested stakeholders this can offer is yet to be fully embedded into the innovation process. Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model.

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

There are so many obstacles and uncertainties as you take an idea or concept through to eventual release. A promising idea did not foresee a roadblock that cannot be resolved. In one final quote from this article: “when boards seem to have a “widespread lack of board-level engagement in innovation processes (that) could be a major blind spot and a potential liability”. My thought is what do you expect if boards are not as engaged as per the HBR report above stating?

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The future innovation core lies at the edge.

Paul Hobcraft

We need to start constantly at understanding the customer, their needs, their individual journey by discovering and engaging with them. The combination effect is changing the starting point of innovation, it is not beginning in idea generation found inside the building, and it is discovery found outside brought in, to then turn into potentially commercial ideas.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do” The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management (tackling a critical part of Six Sigma). “Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology , to provide a systematic way to take ideas into tested business case concepts” The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence.

The Rise of the Innovation Department

IdeaScale

The reason for this is because a great deal of research has emerged that proves the power not just of valuable ideas, but connections between valuable ideas. That’s why companies use systems like IdeaScale where anyone (customers, employees, partners) can submit ideas, combine ideas, build on the ideas of others, and more. Nearly 40% of IdeaScale’s customer base is managing their idea management program from an innovation department.

We are pushing away from the old innovating core

Paul Hobcraft

We need to really engage and have a real depth of understanding of the customer, their needs, their individual journey, by discovering and engaging with them constantly at all their current touch points and experiences of what they are wanting to do, that is different from today and this comes from new combinations. The old concept of a complete reliance on internally thinking, of “we have the best ideas and understanding” are totally out of date.

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

Paul Hobcraft

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. For me, a good idea management system needs to be set up for all known and unknown possibilities to capture their potential. Thankfully having a good idea management system can greatly support this.

The Catalyst Network: Expanding the Reach and Impact of your Innovation Team

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Enter Innovation Catalysts: natural champions who are believers, idea generators, problem solvers, mentors and sponsors in your organization. Creative Leadership creative leadership employee engagement employee network idea management innovation networks leadership problem solving thought-leader

Gregg Fraley - Untitled Article

Gregg Fraley

The focus is on the front-end-of-innovation, where challenges are identified, ideas are generated, refined, and pitched to management for further development and resourcing. The course includes extensive take home materials, including: a shell innovation cycle and innovation mandate documents, idea development templates, post-session coaching, and strategy and ideation session design consultation (after the course). Tools and techniques for generating ideas.

How much of a Challenger Brand are you? 

Brunner

1 = teams tend to keep doing the same time, 10 = leadership actively seeks innovative ideas from everyone. . . Q8) Are you focused on customer-centric idea generation? . 1 = we come up with occasional ideas, 10 = we continuously engage a community of customers to help us innovate. . . Featured Blog Strategy Brand Engagement Brand StrategyLet’s start with what is a challenger brand?