Crowdsourcing vs. Focus Groups: A Comparative Review

IdeaScale

Companies use crowdsourcing for product innovation and focus groups for market research to gather the most relevant and useful data. While focus groups have been around for years, crowdsourcing only became possible after the proliferation of the internet. However, crowdsourcing hasn’t replaced focus groups the way streaming music made your CD collection irrelevant. Crowdsourcing Vs. Focus Groups Defined. Focus groups are, by nature, more reactive than innovative.

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Individual Ideas in Workshop Groups

Beyond the Obvious

Start to group the Post-its […]. Book Book Excerpts Elias Howe grouping groups ideas Ideation ideation workshop sharingAt the end of the ideation part of the workshop, have the team members briefly talk through their individual ideas.

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De Beers Group’s GemFair™ and Tracr™ move into RocketSpace Campus in London

Rocketspace

debeers group corporate innovation partnership

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How the Altice Group is leading innovation in Portugal

Exago

Between 2015 and 2017, the group devoted over 200 million euros to activities connected to innovation, almost twice as much as the second company featured in a study recently published by the national Directorate-General of Education and Science Statistics. The post How the Altice Group is leading innovation in Portugal appeared first on Exago.

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How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Group dynamics and ranking

Beyond the Obvious

Before we start ranking I want you to think about group dynamics for a second. Ideally you will have somewhere between five and ten people participating in your ideation group. Book Book Excerpts group dynamics idea ranking ideation group Killer Questions Ranking ranking systemThese people will be drawn from all divisions of your company, including, but not limited to, engineering, marketing, and executive. Some of them will be […].

#2,109 – The Vertical Theater Group

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Called the Vertical Theater Group, the company’s mission is to launch touring performances, which travel town to town almost like a circus. Is the Vertical Theater Group the Greatest Idea Ever

BP Technology Group

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Stephen Cook is Chief Commercial Officer, Group Technology at BP since 2017, committed to commercial deals in technology-related business development, also cultivating and delivering capability in technology strategy, and intelligence. . Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Accelerator BP Corporate accelerator Entrepreneur Incubation intrapreneur Start-up Stephen Cook

Building an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

Braden Kelley

Operating an innovation program or leading an insights group is definitely … Continue reading → Innovation Aperio Insights deloitte Doblin Geoff Tuff Innosight innovation definition innovation infrastructure innovation process Insights Leadership Scott Anthony Stephen Shapiro Strategyn Tony Ulwick utilitiesMany of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how to go about it.

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How a Facebook group found a eggwhite substitute in chickpeas

Idea to Value

Today I want to show you a recent example, where a group on Facebook found a solution to a problem which the food industry has spent billions trying to solve. And then in 2014, a Facebook group discussing vegan recipes was alerted to someone’s experiment with the water from a can of chickpeas. So if you have an innovation challenge you’re struggling with, try reading about what small “hacker” groups are trying in related industries.

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How to Spark Group Genius

Idea Champions

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Area of Focus for Workshop Groups

Beyond the Obvious

The ideas you generate in your workshop are only ever going to be as good as the people in the group. I want people of different ages, races, education levels, economic statuses, and beliefs to come up with an area of focus.

How To Staff Your Innovation Group

helloFUTURE

You can go back here to read the full post, but in short, the DoIts are the action takers, the ones… The post How To Staff Your Innovation Group appeared first on hellofuture. Fill It Full Of Doits, And You’ll Never Be Short Of Ideas A while back, I wrote a blog post about the two kinds of people in the world, the ShouldWes and the DoIts.

Continuous Improvement & Employee Empowerment at The Standard Group

Kainexus

The Standard Group is a print management and marketing logistics company based in Reading, Pennsylvania. Our team was fortunate enough to be able to visit The Standard Group.

MCA Groupe Solver Spotlight

Innocentive

To find out, we spoke to Camille Pinard, Structured Projects Manager at the MCA GROUPE – a global engineering and high-tech consulting company and two-time winners of InnoCentive Challenges ( 9933751 and 9933755 ). Our network of problem solvers is increasingly global and diverse , made up of both individuals and companies. But who are the companies involved in solving InnoCentive Challenges and why do they do it? What advice might they have for other companies wanting to become Solvers?

Introducing Challenge Groups

HunchBuzz

Challenge Groups is a new way to think about your challenge structure and the topography of your organization. Challenge Groups. Challenge groups (or "themes") provide a way to present a number of challenges together based on any criteria you choose, whether by topic area, geographical location, organizational boundaries or any other factor of your choice. Create subcommunities with Challenge Groups.

Best Practices for Modern Records Management and Retention

Speaker: Sean Baird, Director of Product Marketing at Nuxeo

Documents are at the heart of many business processes. Organizations in highly regulated industries are realizing that traditional records management practices are insufficient and ineffective in today’s digital world. Join Sean Baird as he highlights best practices for effective records management and retention. He will explore how digital transformation can counteract the costs, inefficiencies, and end-user considerations that make it difficult to maintain compliance. He will highlight real-world successes and analyze the key strategies and technologies that help organizations find balance.

Encouraging A Group Dynamic In Your Office

The Human Factor

You have little groups of people that work together to achieve the same goals. As such, you must have a strong dynamic within these groups. It’s hard to encourage a group dynamic if your teams are spaced out around the office. As a result, the group dynamic improves.

How to Build an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

Innovation Excellence

Operating an innovation program or leading an insights group is definitely much different than creating one. Many of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how to go about it. In some ways it is easier, because things are already.

De Beers Group And RocketSpace Collaborate on Technology-Driven Business Transformation Solutions

Rocketspace

San Francisco - September 27, 2018 - RocketSpace , a Silicon Valley-based external innovation consulting company announced that it is collaborating with De Beers Group on a number of digital and technological transformation initiatives, leveraging RocketSpace’s corporate innovation consulting services.

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Jive 2019 User Groups - Let's get the party started!

AureaWorks

User groups are small regional meetings where users of a common software platform come together to meet new people, learn how others are solving problems, and share experiences. User groups can be regular affairs with some meeting monthly, while others quarterly or just a few times a year. In a self-organizing or independent user group, it is up to the members of the group to set the agenda, choose the frequency, and select the locations.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Engaging C-level managers in co-creation from silo-thinking to group dynamics

Be-novative

Best practices from our Be-novative Partner Hub The all-time most successful entrepreneurs and company leaders all have a unique ability to empower people to co-create and foster a culture that promotes group-dynamics instead of building silos.

Engaging C-level managers in co-creation from silo-thinking to group dynamics

Be-novative

Best practices from our Be-novative Partner Hub The all-time most successful entrepreneurs and company leaders all have a unique ability to empower people to co-create and foster a culture that promotes group-dynamics instead of building silos.

Why You Need a Gremlin Group

Innovation Excellence

True story. A brilliant engineer, one of the smartest people I’ve met, was confident that his 6-year old daughter would win the annual school science contest called the Great Egg-Drop Challenge. As the name implies, the challenge was to design a package that would protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from the school. Innovation Leadership Strategy JPL Mars Pathfinder NASA

BP Technology Group, how technology can impact the energy industry out to 2050

Innovation Excellence

Stephen Cook is Chief Commercial Officer, Group Technology at BP since 2017, committed to commercial deals in technology-related business development, also cultivating and delivering capability in technology strategy, and intelligence. Can you describe the missions of your entity, the Group Technology at BP? Group Technology is BP’s central innovation function, providing joined-up leadership of technology.

Measuring Innovation Performance

are in terms of quality (as discerned by an expert group). Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. INTRODUCTION Constantly ?nding nding new and better ways to serve customers well, which can confer a.

Customer Case: Engaging large groups for idea generation

IdeaHunt

Customer Case: Engaging large groups for idea generation

Podcast: How Innovation Groups Build Resilience

Peer Insight

How do innovation groups build resilience and what does it mean to them? Clay Maxwell dives deep on this question and others as he reflects on learnings he’s had from conversations with innovation leaders in our second podcast on corporate innovation group wins and woes. The post Podcast: How Innovation Groups Build Resilience appeared first on Peer Insight.

Creative Diversity – What group will drive implementation success?

BrainZooming

Originally, the goal was simply bringing a diverse group together from across the company. Over time, however, they discovered that while they wanted participants with creative diversity, it was important to include individuals from groups that would actually return to the business and work together to solve problems. That is a great lesson whenever you are thinking about selecting a diverse group of participants for a strategic or creative thinking workshop.

Wins & Woes of Innovation Groups: Part 2

Peer Insight

See Part I for more wins & woes of innovation groups. See Part 3 for more wins & woes of innovation groups. The post Wins & Woes of Innovation Groups: Part 2 appeared first on Peer Insight. We conducted a series of interviews with innovation leaders at major companies and shared our learnings in a Corporate Innovation Playbook. We summed up some interesting insights and anecdotes here.

How to Get the Most from Your Business Networking Group

Innovators Alliance

Business-to-business networking groups present many opportunities to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, foster strong relationships, and tell others about your business. So, what do you need to do to get the most from your business networking group? This is the most important part of networking groups; a fter all, business is built on relationships. The post How to Get the Most from Your Business Networking Group appeared first on Innovators Alliance.

7 Ways Groups Can Collaborate on Fun Strategic Planning

BrainZooming

An executive responsible for strategy planning who was downloading our eBook on 11 Fun Strategic Planning Ideas posed an important question: How can you successfully identify and try new ways to get internal groups working together on strategic planning? 7 Ways Groups Can Collaborate on Fun Strategic Planning. Create a strategic planning event that includes people from multiple groups and features cross-group activities.

Preserving Centuries of Corporate Memory at Lloyds Banking Group

AureaWorks

Preserving Centuries of Corporate Memory at Lloyds Banking Group | Jive Software. lloyds banking groupWe recently sat down with the company’s collaboration programme lead, Mark Mazza , in advance of his colleague Dan Thomas ’ presentation at the upcoming Aurea Experience 18 conference in Munich. Mark shared insight into how Jive is helping Lloyds constantly adapt and change to customers’ needs. Read more here!

10 Skills You Need to Nurture in Your Innovation Group

InnovationManagement

Organizational innovation requires discipline. And like any other discipline, it requires monitoring and training to make sure that you’re on the cutting edge of your capabilities. But what skills should you focus on building and how can you track your progress? Strategies accountability collaboration employee engagement goals implementation innovation culture innovation fitness leadership open innovation reporting skills management trend

Using Games to Help Your Group Create Amazing Products

Innovation Excellence

Games can also be applied to innovation, which is the topic of the book “Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play.” The book was published in 2006 and the games have had a significant impact on numerous companies, non-profits, and government organizations since then. I caught up with the author, Luke Hohmann, to learn more. Continue reading → Games Innovation Product Innovation Uncategorized games new product development problem solving

3 Ways to Find Strong Creative Thinking Skills in Logic-Oriented Groups

BrainZooming

I was talking with someone who was wondering aloud about how to boost the creative thinking skills of a group made up primarily of fact- and logic-driven individuals. We don’t deal with it more frequently because we consciously push in advance for diverse groups to engage in creative thinking and innovation workshops. 3 Ways to Find Strong Creative Thinking Skills in Logic-Oriented Groups. Have the Group Perform an Abstract Task.

Be More Open and Less Directive

Destination Innovation

The people playing the superintendents were given the leadership role in each group. They were divided randomly into two groups and told to adopt either an open style or directive style. But their teams consistently outperformed the groups with directive leaders. Books Management decision making directive group matie flowers openIn the 1970s, psychologist Matie Flowers carried out an experiment to study how teams discuss and make decisions.

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Peer Group “Scaling-Up”: Initial Survey Results

Integrative Innovation

As published in a recent post , we have initiated a Peer Group of leading European companies which share our view that Best Practices with respect to scaling up validated concepts (successfully emerging from the “Fuzzy Front End”) to business impact need to be in place to sustainably increase overall corporate innovation performance. In the Peer Group we find companies from. In the view of the Peer Group, the soft factors are even more critical than the hard factors.

3 Types of People You Need in Your B2B Networking Group

Innovators Alliance

We all know the value of business-to-business networking groups; they present opportunities to expand your knowledge, learn from the success and failures of others, foster strong relationships, and share your own business experiences. A networking group, regardless of the size, is only as good as its people. We have identified three types of people who work together to make networking groups a success: 1. How to Get the Most from Your Business Networking Group.

Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed

Innovation 360 Group

The post Get accredited as an Innovation360 Group Licensed. Black Belt. Purpose. Mastering Innovation Management. Ready for a lifelong learning journey. Content. Insights and learnings. Elements of Innovation – Mastering the Theory. Creating Echo Systems and Eco System Innovation. Regional Development: Triple Helix and Innovation. Competence/People Management – Linking Innovation to HR. Digitalization, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence – Linking to technology. Excel in ideation.

Turn Your Diverse Group into a Team

The Human Factor

Hiring a diverse range of people sounds easy enough but when you have a group of individuals who all have completely different backgrounds, personalities and experiences, how do you gel them into a team? Invest in the Group…. Setting up partnerships within a group is a great way to increase everyone’s skill bases but an even better idea is to ask each team member to do a 30 minute presentation or activity to introduce everyone else to a new idea. Image source.