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.

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.

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Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

So before your next idea generation session try this exercise. They then make gestures following your instructions as follows: “We will be open to ideas.” “We want big ideas.” ” People stretch out their arms as far as they can. “We want many ideas.” ” People wave their arms around. “We want funny ideas.” ” Everyone laughs out loud. “We want wild ideas.”

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.

Try Nook and Cranny Strategic Thinking Exercises for a Huge Impact!

BrainZooming

Nook and cranny strategic thinking exercises. They help groups (or an individual) efficiently explore many more opportunities and ideas than they otherwise might. The nook and cranny strategic thinking exercises term popped into my head during a Brainzooming client workshop. This new exercise translated its internal brand promise into specific behaviors its five-hundred employees will use to create the experience. You do the math with this strategic thinking exercise.

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.

Know Your Brain Type and Get More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another article about Quantum Idea Generation a process proven to generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. In previous articles, I've addressed the first two of four Quantum Idea Generation elements – diversity and stimulus. Continue reading → Build Capability Cognition Creativity Uncategorized Brain Assessment Brain Exercises brainstorming ideation Quatnum Idea Generation

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Deliberately embracing learning — as part of the innovation process — can lead to better ideas and improved innovation results. Acquiring knowledge across many domains is about broad-based learning, and it’s often where big “I” innovation comes from.This allows creative combinations of ideas and concepts from one area — with ideas or concepts from another. Inventions and ideas are, essentially, new combinations of existing concepts.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

I can almost guarantee you’ll have ideas. Local economic development leaders could do this same exercise, listing local assets on one side, and new technology (or trends) on the other. This simple combination experiment only scratches the surface, you usually need more scaffolding and structure to go beyond obvious ideas. Why are idea generation tools for deliberate combinations needed? It’s deep idea exploration.

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).

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. More ideas, better ideas, and tools for amping and refining ideas. There are a limited number of slots for this course in order to permit hands-on and interactive exercises. Innovation Intensive . Thursday, September 13, 2018, The Keith House, Chicago.

15 WAYS TO JUMP-START YOUR CREATIVITY

Michael Michalko

Put up a bulletin board in a central area and encourage people to use it to brainstorm ideas. Provide pieces of white paper on which people can write their ideas to post on the board. You could describe the sale situation on a colored card, post it on the brainstorming board and ask people to post their ideas and suggestions. IDEA LOTTERY. Have a monthly “idea lottery,” using a roll of numbered tickets. BRIGHT IDEAS NOTEBOOK. STUPID IDEA WEEK.

BRAINWRITING

Michael Michalko

This simple innovation dramatically increased idea production and accelerated the work on the bomb. Horst Geschka and his associates at the Batelle Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, developed a variety of group creative-thinking techniques called Brainwriting which, like Feynman=s innovative problem-solving approach, are designed to process ideas in parallel, spontaneous sequences. In traditional brainstorming groups, people suggest ideas one at a time. One idea per card.

How to Get More and Better Ideas From Both Left and Right Brain People for Any Innovation Need.

Innovate2Grow Experts

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. In the previous blogs I have covered the following: Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. I will now share an actual left and right brain idea generating exercise.

Brainwriting Template

InnovationTraining.org

This brainwriting exercise template can help your virtual or in person innovation teams succeed. 6-3-5 Brainwriting is a group-structured brainstorming technique that is a highly collaborative way to generate as many ideas as possible in groups within a short period of time.

Unleashing Wild and Wacky Ideas To Get Big Breakthrough Innovations.

Innovate2Grow Experts

While wild and wacky ideas might not be the winning ideas coming out of a Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 Creative Session you may not get those winning ideas unless they start as wild and wacky ideas. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. First, I want to define what I mean by having fear in an idea generating session.

Analytics: The Business Value Beyond New Ideas

Imaginatik

Many of us innovation practitioners have found that the business topic of innovation is increasingly devolving into a search for that one magic idea that will change your enterprise, sort of like a more mature version of Pokemon-Go. Many of us innovation practitioners have found that the business topic of innovation is increasingly devolving into a search for that one magic idea that will change your enterprise, sort of like a more mature version of Pokemon-Go.

Naming Workshop

InnovationTraining.org

Create and choose the right name to define your idea, company, brand, product or service with a naming workshop. Lastly, this exercise can serve as a teambuilding activity itself.

What is the Right Fill Order for a Lean Canvas?

Leanstack

Good ideas can come from anywhere I made a short list of idea sources recently: 1. Innovation Theory As you can see from this list, ideas (yes, even good ones) can come from anywhere. The best way to find a good idea is to have lots of them. Idea generation doesn’t have to start with customers and problems. The real challenge, however, isn’t with idea generation, but idea validation. Here’s how I do this: How to Deconstruct an Idea 1.

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Could Repeated Practice Reduce Creativity?

Michael Roberto

These scholars asked the question: "Could repeatedly 'exercising' the creativity muscle help build up creative performance over time?" Brucks and associate professor of marketing Szu-chi Huang , regular brainstorming sessions are not likely to lead to an increase in unique ideas.

What is the Right Fill Order for a Lean Canvas?

Leanstack

Good ideas can come from anywhere I made a short list of idea sources recently: 1. Innovation Theory As you can see from this list, ideas (yes, even good ones) can come from anywhere. The best way to find a good idea is to have lots of them. Idea generation doesn’t have to start with customers and problems. The real challenge, however, isn’t with idea generation, but idea validation. Here’s how I do this: How to Deconstruct an Idea 1.

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Reorder your Chain of Beliefs with a leaner Lean Canvas

Leanstack

In my last post , I described how sketching an idea on a Lean Canvas is akin to stacking a chain of beliefs. The real challenge isn’t idea generation, but idea validation. For an idea to be successful, it needs to constantly balance three types of risks: customer risk, market risk, and technical risk and I described the sweet spot of an idea being at the intersection of desirability, viability, and feasibility.

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A Mother’s Innovation Hacks to Cope With Boredom

Innovation Excellence

Let’s start with my experience: We decided to follow agile principles in our quest to implement an autonomous ‘idea generation’ process to fight boredom and channelize extraneous energy. After all, isn’t that the very nature of the exercise?

Innovation needs Time, Talent and Temperment

Jeffrey Phillips

The idea I'd like you to contemplate until my return is that we are all making innovation far too complicated, and we need to stop dressing up the activity with lots of talking points and stop working ourselves and our management into a tizzy about commitments and investments. Time to do an effective job generating ideas and solutions. It does not start and end with idea generation.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

Most companies don’t understand that innovation isn’t just a single process that can be improved, but the result of capabilities existing within the company which enables ideas to be developed and scaled into solutions.

Crowdsourcing Innovation: 4 Steps to Success

Planview Spigit

For organizations that are already getting tons of ideas from the people in their extended networks, continuing to push for suggestions might start to seem less important. Sifting through hundreds or thousands of ideas is certainly a daunting task, but there are solutions out there,” he writes. Innovation is so often tied to never-before-seen ideas and inventions that it can be difficult to pull back from the grand picture and look for ways to innovate on a smaller scale.

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

ideas4allinnovation

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. Instead of breaking DNA chains for sequencing, he decided to build them first in an exercise of reverse thinking that brought him his second Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980. This technique is commonly used as a tool for innovation.

Innovate your processes before innovating your products

Jeffrey Phillips

I was leading an innovation training session, talking about the reasons for conducting trend spotting and scenario planning prior to idea generation. No matter how good your ideas are today, most firms cannot hope to realize them as new products or services for months or years. What will the world look like when we are ready to finally release a product based on an idea from the past?

Can you teach people to innovate?

Jeffrey Phillips

However, since most innovation is "one and done", the vast majority of people don't regularly exercise their innovation skills and experiences. Innovation is enabled by specific tools (trend identification and analysis, scenario planning, customer insight generation, open innovation, idea generation, prototyping, etc) but give me a person with an open, curious and inquisitive mind and I can move the innovation world, even without any of the other tools.

The Importance of Celebrating Success

Wazoku

Generating, collating, analysing and implementing ideas successfully – as part of a wider innovation strategy, calls for celebration and recognition of your triumph in innovation. When you involve employees in idea management, it encourages their engagement within the company, empowers them to make changes and help solve the company’s strategic objectives. Setting Yourself Up For Success The key to successful idea generation?

Expert Interview Series: Michel van Hove of Strategos About Creating Innovation Within a Company’s Culture

IdeaScale

Traditional methods are more deterministic in that they extrapolate from the past to the present into the future – more like a planning exercise where we believe in certainties. They focus on skill building without having a “landing place” for employees to exercise those skills. If a company brainstorms numerous innovative ideas or approaches, how should they go about prioritizing their development or execution and keeping track of their progress?

Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

During the creative thinking workshop we facilitated inside an internal management meeting, participants worked through multiple exercises to identify ideas for internal and customer initiatives. Chuck shared the following example to push the participants toward greater specificity in the ideas they shared. You can use them to organize or to develop specific ideas. And you might receive ideas such as “shorter emails” or “fewer emails.” So too with ideas!

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. 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. And this is usually also very clear to see when teams and companies are trying to generate new ideas.

Start With Mindset

Leanstack

ideas that went on to spark the global Lean Startup movement. By now, “almost everybody building products” has at least heard the term and has been exposed to the big ideas. We, for instance, know certain activities are good for us like eating healthy, exercising regularly, and saving money. A bootcamp was born That’s when I had the idea of running an immersive 10-week bootcamp. not ideas. This is the #2 killer of ideas. Time flies.

Reorder your Chain of Beliefs with a leaner Lean Canvas

Leanstack

In my last post , I described how sketching an idea on a Lean Canvas is akin to stacking a chain of beliefs. The real challenge isn’t idea generation, but idea validation. For an idea to be successful, it needs to constantly balance three types of risks: customer risk, market risk, and technical risk and I described the sweet spot of an idea being at the intersection of desirability, viability, and feasibility.

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Start With Mindset

Leanstack

ideas that went on to spark the global Lean Startup movement. By now, “almost everybody building products” has at least heard the term and has been exposed to the big ideas. We, for instance, know certain activities are good for us like eating healthy, exercising regularly, and saving money. A bootcamp was born That’s when I had the idea of running an immersive 10-week bootcamp. not ideas. This is the #2 killer of ideas. Time flies.

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An Innovative Culture: Define It, Cultivate It and Use It to Enable Transformation

Wazoku

I recently sat down with our customer success team, who help our customers excel in their idea management and innovation programmes, establish and share innovation best practice and work with our customers to truly embed innovation as a core, strategic, every day capability, within their organisations. Without accepting failure, you squash the generation of innovative ideas. Instead, leaders must cultivate the knowledge that every idea gets a chance.”.

How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Rmukesh Gupta

We need to get them to a mindset where they can be creative, if our purpose is to get the most creative ideas that are possible. Get them to exercise (mild) – it could even be just laughter therapy. Idea Coach. Ideally, this person would need to build a clear plan about which kind of frameworks that they will use to filter ideas, what kind of creative thinking methods they will use for eliciting creative ideas ahead of time. One idea per post-it note.

Invention vs Innovation – 4 Must-Have Skills

Inceodia

Here are some ways to build innovation skills in yourself and your team: The next time you brainstorm, focus on problem discovery rather than idea generation. A good collaborative exercise is to create a gallery of empathy interviews to bring your team and leadership through to immerse them in your customer’s world. "Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife." -- Jonathan Schattke, scientist.

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What are innovation labs and how to set one up

hackerearth

Now, almost 20 years later, an increasing number of companies are beginning to appreciate the importance of fostering innovation so that their employees have the flexibility to exercise their creativity, which in turn would result in their products and services sitting at the forefront of their domain. An innovation lab is a space designed to foster collaboration over creative ideas and provide resources for individuals to work on turning these ideas into reality.

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

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. . But wow, this is just the tip of the iceberg with regard to effective idea generation.

Navigating Innovation Options

Strategos

They speak about it in public as key to meeting their customers’ needs for new products and services and assert that innovation that keeps ideas flowing from inception to commercialization is key to building a sustainable business. Resources are allocated, goals defined, responsibility delegated and periodical idea generation sessions organized. The outcome of this exercise provides the foundation and should be revisited periodically to assess if it is still valid.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

That is IF you want to increase the odds of new ideas actually making it out the door. How can you include a "Brief Reality Check" in your company's ideation process -- a way to ensure that all key internal stakeholders are on the same (clearly communicated) page before cranking out new ideas and concepts? LEVERAGE THE SPONTANEOUS BRILLIANCE OF YOUR WORKFORCE: During the past 25 years, I have asked more than 10,000 people where and when they get their best ideas. Exercising.