What is Idea Generation? – Definition, Techniques and Success Factors

Viima

Ideas are the key to innovation. Because execution is the key to learning, new ideas are necessary for making any kind of improvement. Idea Management Idea Generation IdeationWithout them, there isn't much you can execute.

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.

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How can Idea Management Tool Help You get Through Idea Generation Phase

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Why you should consider an Idea Management Platform

Ideanote

5 benefits of using an Idea Management Platform. Why is an idea management platform important? Naturally, there is more than just a few benefits of idea management platforms. Idea Management platforms discover actionable solutions.

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 Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapraneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation

Qmarkets

Its rapid expansion from a small, family-run wholesale goods business in 1928 into a multinational conglomerate with 30,000 employees, can be attributed in part to the creative – and ingenious – ways it has crowdsourced ideas from employees.

The 7 Worst – And Most Common – Mistakes in Idea Management

Wazoku

We’ve helped companies completely transform themselves through idea management, but for many businesses it’s still a new concept, and a hard thing to get right. Effective development and implementation of meaningful ideas will empower businesses to improve quality, while reducing costs.

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

Qmarkets

In this article, we explore the concept of Total Innovation Management (TIM) and how you can leverage it at your enterprise. Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape. So, what is total innovation management?

Five Innovation Workshop Questions

InnovationManagement

There are a lot of best practices that we recommend to our customers: start with the end in mind, adopt criteria to drive ideation, use at least seven channels to communicate with your end user, respond to ideas with positive feedback and questions.

Innovate Where You Are — and With Who You Have

Gregg Fraley

As part of an organizational innovation project, ask for ideas using virtual systems. Make sure you have a focused challenge, and make sure you’ve got resources (people in an ad hoc team) to take the best ideas forward — in a project.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Ideas are still needed to fill pipelines! There is not enough mental preparation done with participants before brainstorming/idea generation sessions. Start thinking of idea generation as a project that takes a few weeks, not a one day session.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea. Innovation means having a new concept which is an answer for a need or a solution to a problem, and successfully transforming the idea into a solution which will lead to market success. Don’t go with the first idea.

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.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea. Innovation means having a new concept which is an answer for a need or a solution to a problem, and successfully transforming the idea into a solution which will lead to market success. Don’t go with the first idea.

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. 80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

A neutral ground to network and exchange ideas. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started. Attention Michiana, NW Indiana, Chicago. Establish Fundamentals and Avoid Pitfalls.

How You Ask for Innovation Matters

Gregg Fraley

If you ask for innovation ideas in an idea campaign, make it clear to all that the effort has top level support. It would be really great if this were actually true and management communicated enthusiasm. Be prepared to process a lot of ideas.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

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.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

This essential training for leaders and project managers provides answers, and from an industry thought leader. The course covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation tools, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations.

The Most Important Secret to Successful Innovation

Ideanote

In our practise at Ideanote, we saw time and again that the best organizational home for such initiatives is an idea management platform. In fact, when it comes to innovating, idea management is a helpful tool in each phase of the innovation process.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. Training Accelerates Innovation.

What is idea management and why is it important for any business

hackerearth

Visualize this: You continuously get incredibly innovative ideas from your own workforce. Ideas that, if materialized into innovative products or services, align with your organization’s goals, increasing revenues and keeping competition at bay. What is idea management?

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley

Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year. It’s not a new idea but it’s one more companies should consider. Top managers know that without innovation eventually they’ll be in trouble.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

” “We don’t do idea generation well.” The quotes above are all from larger company high level managers who already have highly defined innovation processes in place. Different Isn’t That Difficult; It Requires … Doing Things Differently.

Innovation 2015 or Five Lame Excuses?

Gregg Fraley

Here’s the thing, like the inept and psychologically damaged journalist Jimmy Olsen, even a dysfunctional company that heretofore hasn’t managed to get innovation going can start now. Death or Kryptonite? From Superman Wiki.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations.

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. Using a variety of striking visuals will also let users know that they can showcase their ideas in bold and detailed ways, thus adding further incentives for participation.

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 .

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. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. For me, a good idea management system needs to be set up for all known and unknown possibilities to capture their potential.

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.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

Lack of Managment support will effectively kill any innovation program no matter how well conceived. Very few organization’s are any good at all at Brainstorming/Idea Generation. What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. But you probably are not!

Ideas for continuous improvement – the Waitrose Story

Wazoku

Waitrose was in search of a way to increase levels of idea generation and engagement within their organisation. Previous idea schemes made it difficult to manage ideas, the correspondence between those submitting and the internal team tasked with implementing them.

The Buzz about HunchBuzz

HunchBuzz

Jennie Guzman is a Wellington based content writer/Comms student @Massey getting the lowdown on Innovation, Idea Management Software and Collaboration from one of NZ’s finest – HunchBuzz. When I sat down with Thomas Mitchell of HunchBuzz, I had no idea what to expect.

Conquer your Industry with amazing Ideas from employees

HunchBuzz

Conquer Your Industry With Amazing Ideas From Employees. The owner of a company is just one individual and while they might have some great ideas, they cannot be the sole source to continue growth. While a lot of ideas can be gathered this way there is a more efficient way.

An Insight In to Public Sector Innovation – Australia

HunchBuzz

Using new ideas generated within the public sector, they have used applied innovation to solve complex issues. It can sometimes become an overused word that gets tossed around, like a good idea that is never written down. Agencies should be open and adopt idea management systems.

Mandate employee collaboration….or forget about innovation.

HunchBuzz

My hypothesis: The foundational starting point for organisational innovation must be through mandated participation, ideally utilising a simple point-based ideas platform. Effectively an organisation must mandate and measure idea generation participation. An idea management platform is a simple online collaboration tool. Their ideas become invaluable, but only if captured and shared. Secondly, where are these ideas stored?

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.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

Here’s what they need to see and believe: An innovative corporate culture is one that supports the creation of new ideas and the implementation of those ideas. Conducting regular training courses in creativity methods and innovation management.

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. Why should idea production be any different?

6 Lessons from Our 2018 Innovation Management Award Winners

IdeaScale

IdeaScale recently announced the winners of our 2018 Innovation Management Awards. Serving the Australian state of Queensland, the QPS set out to create a collaborative process for all 15,000 staff members to speak outside the chain of command to submit ideas, ask questions, or share knowledge. Respond to Every Idea. Keeping people engaged meant responding to every idea by asking a general question to stimulate discussion. Best Practice innovation management software

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. Bea Schofield, Customer Success Manager, Wazoku. Want to learn more about idea management?

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. Nearly 40% of IdeaScale’s customer base is managing their idea management program from an innovation department.

Warm and Fuzzy at the Front End of Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I wrote about “ hearing all the voices of ideas at the front end and the “ two distinct parts of the innovation funnel ” building from my original post “ the new extended innovation funnel “, written in 2011. The value of ideas is not valuable unless connected.