6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop. We put this infographic together for a client today to distill The Brainzooming Group approach into a few images depicting what we do to pave the way for a great strategic thinking workshop.

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines

Gregg Fraley

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines. You hear it so often that it becomes one of those things that you really don’t think about it. “Use your imagination” is the phrase or thought that I’m talking about. I believe that many of us actually fear our own imagination.

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Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Rmukesh Gupta

A good combination – Policies & Guidelines: I think what would be a better way to achieve our goals with policies is to have a mix of policies and guidelines. Some starting points to think about guidelines. For everything else, that depends on the judgement of the people in a given situation: Create guidelines for everything else & keep them simple to understand and easy to implement. Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta. Do we still need policies.

How can you put innovation to work? Take these examples

Exago

The ‘Oslo Manual: Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data’ (3rd Edition, 2005) defines four. What is innovation? We can say it’s about R&D and S&T, but it’s also radical, disruptive, incremental and social innovation, as well as innovation competencies.

6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Innovation Development

InnovationManagement

Having guidelines in place to thoroughly vet ideas, value diverse opinions, prioritize scalable and sustainable results, and other areas of innovation management can set you up for success over the long term.

How to Avoid Design Transfer Failure

Innovation Excellence

The pharmaceutical and medical devices industries have a long history of design transfer, complete with detailed definitions and procedure guidelines to help steer the design transfer team, and they still run into issues. Design transfer involves moving an approved design into production.

Three Lessons from the Uber Mess

Michael Roberto

You have to have guidelines for employee conduct. Yesterday, we learned that venture capital investors forced the resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The company has undergone a tumultuous year, including a massive sexual harassment scandal as well as accusations about stolen files from Google. What can we learn from the challenges that the company has faced? There are many lessons; here are three big ones: 1.

Optimizing Accounts Payable (AP) Beyond Touch-less Processing

Tata Consultancy

Similarly a quick access to rules and guidelines for reconciliation helps in prompt actions. Businesses including retailers, manufacturers, and hospitality, process Accounts Payable (AP) invoices running into millions.

Strategic Thinking Questions – An Early Checkpoint for this Year

BrainZooming

I needed a new way to express myself last night. That’s why instead of typing out nine strategic thinking questions from various business conversations (and contemplations) so far this week, I decided to Sharpie marker and share them with you in this image.

Using Design Principles At IdeaScale

IdeaScale

Having design principles is like having a set of constraints or guidelines to work with.

Strategic Planning Process – Creating a Workshop to Develop Strategy

BrainZooming

6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop. Suppose you are on the hook to put together a team meeting or workshop to develop a strategy. Maybe you have done something similar before, or maybe you have never led a strategic planning process.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

By sitting down and outlining the risk acceptable within evolving guidelines, those that are not ‘well-set in stone’ but will evolve and loosen as we learn. We need to open up our thinking about risk and innovation management.

Taming Blue Sky Ideation: Collecting Ideas that are Both Novel and Valuable

IdeaScale

In two blog entries, I provide guidelines to help you go broad, avoid pitfalls, and collect ideas that are valuable and relevant to your organization. I frequently hear from some clients the desire or need to hold “general” or “blue sky” campaigns. “We We don’t want to limit them.”

Corporate Survival Book – The Importance of Innovation

Robert Brands

For more in-depth guidelines on how to promote innovation in your business, refer to Robert’s Rules of Innovation. In today’s “innovate or die” environment, existing businesses should innovate more than ever to stay on top.

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

It develops a deeper understanding of all the critical enablers around innovation through the leadership engagement that can then ‘cascade’ throughout the organization to align the innovation activity to these guidelines and ideas. Credit: Acacia Communications.

Strategy that sticks

Game-Changer

As they define them, simple rules refer to “a handful of guidelines tailored to the user and the task at hand, which balance concrete guidance with the freedom to exercise judgment.” How do you talk about your business’s strategy so that your employees get it?

Innovation Ventures: Separation vs. Integration

Integrative Innovation

In many organizations, no appropriate guidelines for this issue have been given up to now, although this poses a necessary condition to dual, integrative innovation success.

Are You an Innovator? Take the Quiz

Innovation in Practice

Here is a general guideline: 11 to 15 points: Consider yourself an innovator. Place a check mark beside the statement you agree with most. 1. A. Innovation occurs by adding features to a product. B. Innovation occurs by taking features out of a product. 2. A.

Fusion, Flow and Fluidity are needed in our Management Practices

Paul Hobcraft

To get to this point we need to build one of those boundary spanning guidelines of a sound conflict resolution pathway for ourselves, our customers and our institutions and these will be ‘ living constantly evolving pathways ‘ that feed on new learning.

3 Key Questions #LifebyDesign

Mills-Scofield

Same guidelines as above - hobbies, skills, work, learning, etc. There's tons of questions we can ask ourselves to assess our lives, careers, goals, etc. Studies have been done and courses taught on scientifically proven methods to do this assessment.

5 Guiding Principles for Your Next Innovation Challenge

eZassi

Set guidelines for any desired innovations and make sure to identify ideas or approaches that you don’t want or need. Holding an open innovation challenge is an excellent way to ensure a continuous flow of fresh ideas to your organization.

Identifying Opportunities for Disruptive Innovation

Strategos

These beliefs gradually take hold and are mostly implicit, i.e. they are not written down as company guidelines but widely shared and adopted nonetheless. “If Innovation that challenges well established industry business models promises opportunity for some and instills fear in others.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We all can be encouraged to raise our risk appetite with establishing clear guidelines and parameters, so we all become more motivated and engaged, excited about a different future, curious to explore, wanting and encouraging an environment to experiment but this ‘signal’ and risk appetite guidelines must come from the top. By sitting down and outlining the risk acceptable within evolving guidelines, those that are not ‘well-set in stone’ but will evolve and loosen as we learn.

Strategic Thinking – 4 Strategies for Successful Remote Collaboration

BrainZooming

Are there any situational factors impacting these guidelines? Try converting the answers into general guidelines or a decision tree everyone can use.

How a (crowdsourced) idea becomes a product

Betterific

This was an interesting decision from the outset, as most of Betterific’s clients give a rigid set of guidelines to try and direct Betterific’s design thinking member base. Sterilite launches crowdsourced product.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

One early win occurred in Grand Junction, Colorado, where the toolkit helped engage the local community in developing the school district’s next generation graduation guidelines – a blueprint for the requisite knowledge and skills the district’s graduates need to be successful in the 21 st century.

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Preliminary CFP: WOIC 2015

Open Innovation

Many of the guidelines will be similar to the 2014 CFP. The deadline is June 15 for submissions to the 2nd World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC 2015). The conference will be held November 19-20, 2015 in Silicon Valley, California.

SCALING UP: From Corporate Startup to Innovation Impact

Integrative Innovation

We have started working on this approach and developed the first outlines of a solid framework: Some sort of scaling methodology containing guidelines on what to consider in which circumstances to improve the chances for successful scaling.

How do you Create an Annual Innovation Strategy?

IdeaScale

Either way, there are some core guidelines that will help you develop a thoughtful and successful innovation strategy. It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time for a brand new annual innovation strategy for your organization.

Blockchain Is A Disruption and An Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

When Bitcoins were first introduced in 2009, they were the first cyber currency. I labeled them a Soft Trend—one whose future was looking good but not certain.

Achieving Innovations Capability Coherence

Paul Hobcraft

This is often not the fault of the innovator happily working away with no specific guidelines, apart from the general remit of “we need to be more innovative”, it lies in the boardroom not communicating the board’s needs clearly enough down the organization.

5 Excuses of Companies that Don’t Innovate (And How to Overcome Them)

Moves the Needle

Instead of operating under fear, work collaboratively with internal groups to create guidelines for running experiments. “We’re too big.” “We’re We’re not a startup.” “We’re We’re not ready.” “We We have the wrong culture.” “We We acquire innovation.”.

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113 Ideas for Strategic Planning Process Improvement

BrainZooming

6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop. It is time for strategic planning across organizations.

The Brainzooming Blog at MM, 2K, 2000 Posts

BrainZooming

You start writing blog posts , stick with it nearly every day , repeat that for nearly eight years, and suddenly, you have two thousand blog posts. At least that’s what has happened with the Brainzooming blog! Today, based on the post counter in WordPress, is our two thousandth blog.

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How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the reason why brainstorms fail, is that there are no clear guidelines on who will be responsible for the ideas generated and how will we select the ideas that will move forward to the next steps. Prime for Creativity. People are generally not in mindset to be creative.

Top Creative Clicks for the Week – Labor Day and Facebook. Is God an Algorithm?

BrainZooming

But there is a guideline, try not to do any work. A friend recently told me a story about her friend whose grandmother, after engaging with Facebook, said the most wonderful thing.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

That being said, there are some common sense guidelines to be aware of and adapt. Let's assume for a moment that you and your company value BIG IDEAS -- the kind of ideas that have the potential to change the game, differentiate you from the competition, and spark some major business growth.

Prime Time Innovation: Why Audiences Can’t Get Enough of “Shark Tank” and Other Entrepreneurial Reality TV Shows

Robert Brands

For more in-depth guidelines on how to promote innovation in your business, refer to Robert’s Rules of Innovation , one of the best business entrepreneur books. Move over rose wielding bachelors and cha-chaing celebutantes, reality TV has crowned a new ratings darling: ABC’s “Shark Tank”.

How to Create an Amazing Life by Design ~ 5 Fundamentals

Mills-Scofield

is it a rule or guideline?). From the floorboards of Jackson Pollock' s studio in the Hamptons, NY. The paint spatterings can be traced to specific pieces of his art. Two and a half years ago, I was invited to share my story, Life by Design , at Brown University's Creative Mind Lecture series.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

That being said, there are some common sense guidelines to be aware of and adapt. Let's assume for a moment that you and your company value BIG IDEAS -- the kind of ideas that have the potential to change the game, differentiate you from the competition, and spark some major business growth.