10 Steps from idea generation to implementation

Wazoku

Every successfully implemented idea/product is a result of a long and painstakingly supervised innovation process. While principles and methods of idea development are universal for all industries, there is no strict rule regarding the steps from idea generation to implementation.

Systematic Idea Generation and Organizational Capabilities for Front-End Innovation Performance in SMEs

InnovationManagement

This study seeks to answer two key questions about front-end innovation: when do idea generation activities involving internal and external partner’s payoff, and which organizational capabilities support idea generation activities for achieving high front-end performance?

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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?

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training!

2017 Business Innovation Report

ACCELERATE INNOVATION THE 2017 BUSINESS INNOVATION REPORT THEME 2: SPONSORSHIP THEME 3: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT THEME 4: IMPLEMENTING IDEAS THEME 5: MEASURING IMPACT THEME 1: IDEATION PROGRAMS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY METHODOLOGY +. It’s this idea of. the number of valuable ideas uncovered.

The Risk of Not Innovating

Gregg Fraley

You won’t have a pipeline of ideas and nascent products and services. I recently was a guest blogger for Gibson Insurance and I wrote this piece about the risk of Not Innovating. I’ll make the point again here — with fewer words. For more detail, read my post over at Gibson.

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.

Got a Great Idea? Don't Take Credit For It

Innovation in Practice

We want to resist the temptation of judging ideas depending on where it came from. If we like the person, we tend to like their idea. And what this means for you in practice is that you have to find a way to strip ideas of their identity. That keeps the ideas anonymous.

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. 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.

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. DO NOT do this to an idea that’s just come out of someone’s mouth.

Dance Your Challenge

Gregg Fraley

We stopped the music and jammed ideas for cleaning products, and wow, did the ideas fly. Shake Your Booty. The Creativity and Innovation point of this blog takes about three paragraphs to develop, so business readers, let me tell you a brief story to set it up.

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Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley

It’s not a new idea but it’s one more companies should consider. Or when you have an idea that would open a whole new market and set your companies future for years to come. Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year.

Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Does Any CEO Have the Luxury to Ignore Digital Transformation and Innovation? Gregg Fraley and Karen Kirby, copyright 2017. Innovation + Business + Technology = Digital Leadership. Turnover of CEOs is already high, about 14.9 % a year as of 2016*.

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Having beers and kicking ideas around are not innovation. Idea Campaigns are not innovation. Monitor progress of the project cycles and expect to get pitched on various ideas. Projects, Projects, Projects. Innovation is complex and difficult — but one thing about it is not.

Powerful Stimulus Contributes to 12 X More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

10 Elements of an Innovation Mandate

Gregg Fraley

Finds an opportunity area, then the team jams ideas and even does some feasibility and research to polish up a Pitch. Management had an idea for another kind of innovation project entirely, something more strategic, or, something more tactical. Management vomiting on the ideas.

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines

Gregg Fraley

It occurs to me that most people have the desire, deep down, to use their imagination more — but have no idea how. If you ask your imagination for ideas or visions once a year it’s a bit like that faucet in the back of the house you never use.

Sterilite is back for another Idea Generation Campaign!

Betterific

Sterilite ran their first idea generation campaign around storage bins. They generated a whopping 146 unique ideas, and 18% of those ideas were considered “actionable and innovative” by the Sterilite team.

The winners of the Lipstick Idea Generation Competition Revealed

Betterific

Our Lipstick innovation and idea generation competition wrapped up a couple weeks ago and we want to give a quick recap. 66 Ideas. They are actively researching a number of the ideas submitted and have already committed to a second crowdsourced innovation competition ! Get in there and submit your ideas to make storage more mobile. Let’s get down to business.

Innovation 2015 or Five Lame Excuses?

Gregg Fraley

Death or Kryptonite? From Superman Wiki. I have a vinyl record with one of those strategic skips that has it repeating — it drives me nuts — but I still play the record because I love the song so much. The song is Jimmy Olsen’s Blues by the Spin Doctors.

Innovation Strategy Power Tools

Gregg Fraley

What trends and ideas outside our industry might we adapt to innovate? Doing Mash-Ups with creative consumers leads to interesting, and yes, out-of-the-box ideas. Challenge Mapping & IdeaKeg. Do you want to cut through the clutter when it comes to innovation strategy?

To Innovate, Invest (USA, UK, listening?)

Gregg Fraley

Ben Tarnoff’s recent article for the Guardian hits hard. America has become so anti-innovation – it’s economic suicide. This article is worth a careful reading.

Applying the Four Lenses of Innovation

Hype

Well, it provides an understanding to the thinking patterns that lead innovators to their big ideas. By emulating these thinking patterns Rowan suggests you can really teach people the skills to improve all of our creative abilities for idea generation and imaginative problem-solving.

How to Use Diversity to Get Really Big Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Richard Haasnoot zeros on on of four elements of Quantum Idea Generation – diversity Continue reading → Creativity Innovation Diversity ideas

 Interview with Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix [Book Review]

Innovation Excellence

Manuel Kaiser interview Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph about his new book, and how innovative firms generate new ideas and develop successful business models.

You have a great idea, it just needs a little more work

Ideanote

Initially, I decided to research and write about idea selection for this post. There are many books on idea generation, creativity, and innovation management or techniques, but nothing concrete was recommended dealing with this specific area.

How and Why You Want to Strip Great Ideas of their Identity

Innovation Excellence

Drew Boyd shares examples and strategies for boosting creative output and idea generation in the workplace.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

” “We don’t do idea generation well.” If you are relying on best practices, and not making an effort to go beyond them, you aren’t going to arrive at different or breakthrough ideas.

To accelerate innovation, focus on culture

OVO Innovation

Intent focus on the unimportant In an effort to be seen doing something, when innovation is a priority most organizations will respond with alacrity, gathering teams to conduct idea generation. There will be hack-a-thons, crowdsourcing, open innovation, encouragement of "wild ideas", pizza parties and a host of other short term activities leading to a small subset of interesting ideas.

Three principles to help you generate better ideas

OVO Innovation

Recently I've stumbled upon another historical artifact that illuminates idea generation. The booklet is entitled A Technique for Producing Ideas , and it offers great philosophical insight into how to improve your skill at generating ideas. First, he suggests that every new idea is simply a combination of existing elements. This is why expertise can be dangerous when generating ideas.

Seven Steps to a More Creative Organization

Innovation Excellence

Second, how do you ensure that the creative ideas generated are relevant to your business? First, how do you bring diverse knowledge and insights into the organization to create these unexpected connections?

Get a Grip on Innovation — 10 Questions, 20 Minutes

Gregg Fraley

Were there any ideas or projects that seemed interesting but weren’t done due to perceived risk? Were there ideas or projects that seemed interesting but weren’t done due to lack of resources? Review the data the questions generated.

Colorado Innovation Training

Gregg Fraley

It’s a course for innovation project managers, consultants, intrapreneurs, and entrepreneurs who want to have more productive strategy, idea generation, and innovation action plans. If you’re with a non-profit you might find that this training is the perfect thing for creating better services and experiences for your support bases — and how about better ideas for fund-raising?

Why should we embrace Everyday design thinking

Ideanote

Idea generation is great for coming up with novel ideas, and everyday design thinking can help you understand its usefulness.

Get 12x More Ideas Than Brainstorming

Innovation Excellence

Innovation will only be as successful as the number of high-quality ideas available to inspire, inform, and guide the process.

Interview Gijs Van Wulfen: How to get your managers to listen to your ideas

Idea to Value

I speak with Gijs Van Wulfen, Linkedin innovation Influencer, on what it takes to execute innovation, and how to get your managers to listen to your ideas. Raise Ideas: Generate the ideas related to the challenge, and refine them into a more actionable list.

Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas. What’s Really Needed is an Innovation MoshPit. Reinventing Combinations, Concept Blends, and Mash-Ups. I’ve been touting concept blends in innovation for some time.

Ten Things United Airlines Might Have Done

Gregg Fraley

They could have created a package that combines several of the above ideas. Bonus idea: How about asking customers what it would take? Improving Customer Service at United Airlines Requires a Paradigm Shift and Recognizing They Have a Problem. Creative Training Would Have Helped.

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

InnovationManagement

Enter Innovation Catalysts: natural champions who are believers, idea generators, problem solvers, mentors and sponsors in your organization.

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 wave their arms around. “We want funny ideas.”