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.

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

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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.

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

Ideanote

The post How can Idea Management Tool Help You get Through Idea Generation Phase appeared first on Ideanote. Idea Management idea management idea management platform Ideas

How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation

InnovationManagement

Here are five ways to break the pattern and gather a wealth of ideas for your organization. Many companies find it hard to prioritize ideation. The post How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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. Here is a list of 10 steps that follow the idea management process from idea generation to implementation. Blog idea management innovation

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.

The 10 Commandments of Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

The Sins That Ruin Idea Generation. ” Well, you bother because you need ideas. The original guidelines of brainstorming (defer judgment, quantity of ideas, build on ideas, combine, etc.) Rarely does a casual brainstorm generate a breakthrough idea.

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. By using a designated platform for ideas and innovation, you create a legitimate space for improvement suggestions. With an idea management tool this can be done with just a few clicks.

How to Build Knowledge-Based Companies?

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Knowledge management improves organizational processes through a variety of different practices, and enhances learning, which can increase both follower engagement and personal development.

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. Idea management is the process of generating, collating, analysing and implementing ideas that solve real business problems, as part of a wider innovation strategy. Effective development and implementation of meaningful ideas will empower businesses to improve quality, while reducing costs.

Fractional Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)

Gregg Fraley

The best way to ramp up and grow quickly, beyond having a great initial business idea, is to continuously innovate. New ideas need to integrate product development with marketing and sales as well. A Practical Solution for Medium Sized Companies to Grow.

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. We form the ‘Centre of Excellence’ for idea management at the company. We also run workshops offline to generate new ideas for company improvements, as well as enrich them.

The Shining Digital City On the Hill

Gregg Fraley

I consulted with management to focus a rapid innovation process effort. The team cranked out 320 ideas, wrote up 20 as elaborated concepts with mini-plans, and we roadmapped innovation projects for the next three years. Digital Technology Remains An Unharvested Field.

Tune-In To Taster Tools On Thursday

Gregg Fraley

The 30 minute weekly webinar features demonstrations of various facilitation tools for: strategy, challenge clarification, idea generation (aka brainstorming), problem framing, idea selection, innovation projects, and idea development, etc.

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The Secret to Your Success: How to Innovate with a Good Idea Management Process

Ideanote

Why an Idea Management Process is Important and How to Do It. Part of the problem is that businesses do not have effective idea management processes in place. Put simply, idea management is the process by which companies find and give birth to great ideas. It’s not creative problem solving where you cook up an idea. Nor is it innovation management where you work on an idea with the most potential to create value.

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. But there’s another piece of simple advice that we give to all of our customers when they’re preparing an innovation challenge: seed your community with a few ideas before you launch.

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. Fresh combinations of concepts are what creates breakthrough ideas. If this is done, the brain will make fresh combinations and innovative ideas emerge. Unfocused questions mean useless ideas.

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. But there are a lot of different opinions on the questions of whether creativity can be forced, and if large companies can grow ideas. How can a crowd based idea management software enrich the creative process?

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. Check out BrightIdea (a leading Idea Management System). Existing incubators like 1871 in Chicago , or the Idea Center at Notre Dame are examples where you can rent space for a short term period.

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. But there are a lot of different opinions on the questions of whether creativity can be forced, and if large companies can grow ideas. How can a crowd based idea management software enrich the creative process?

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. They’re not neutral, they’re not process focused, and you need their head in the idea game. Great ideas occur to people when they’re engaged with questions over time. 80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work.

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. Ask for more ideas of certain kinds, less of others, etc. If necessary, modify your question to make it more specific if you’re not getting interesting ideas. “We received 630 ideas from 87 people.”

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. Encourage pitches, ask for ideas, take action, provide resources. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs.

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. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) and The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest Collaborate on Public Training Seminar. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2019. PORTAGE, Ind.

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. All participants walk away with a shell framework and ideas they can put to immediate use. Streamlined management of innovation projects.

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

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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? Top management world over is now running helter-skelter demanding innovation. That’s the crux of idea management, thereby potential innovation. Idea genesis and gathering.

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. Maybe that’s one reason why 94% of managers are unsatisfied with innovation performance? Training the teams, having a skilled facilitator in-house, and frequent practice of divergent thinking are essential to effective idea generation sessions.

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. Innovating with an idea management platform An idea management platform is a digitalized tool that assists your company from idea generation to implementation.

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. What I hear from top management: “we don’t have the time or resources for innovation projects, we’ll start later this year.” Top managers know that without innovation eventually they’ll be in trouble. It’s about managing the front end cycle.

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. The managers above have read a lot of that literature, taken it to heart, gotten training, and put processes in place. 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.

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. 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.

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. Innovation team leaders and project managers learn what it takes to keep cycles spinning from year to year. More efficient management of innovation projects, including smarter team formation.

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.

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 .

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. The campaigns and ideas on your platform should be complemented with attention-grabbing visuals that convey what the projects are all about.

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. Creative Leadership creative leadership employee engagement employee network idea management innovation networks leadership problem solving thought-leader

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! Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order. If you don’t have Talent, superior talent, you’ll fail.

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. For the next twenty minutes, we discussed HunchBuzz Idea Management Software and how far it’s come from its early days of conception in late 2012. Hunchbuzz began, ironically, with an idea.

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. Additionally, there was no visibility of previous suggestions or actions taken, and so ideas were often duplicated. In 2014 Waitrose chose Idea Spotlight as their idea management platform.

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. Employers looking to get new ideas from their staff need to explain what they want new ideas about. Asking staff to just come up with new ideas without any prompts likely will result in a bunch of blank stares and/or ideas about unrelated things.

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. Innovation allows people to work through the issues, and to come up with a range of ideas from different perspectives throughout the organisation. Innovation has many definitions, but it’s most basic definition is “a new method, idea, product etc.”