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.

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.

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Five Innovation Workshop Questions

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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.

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

Qmarkets

Yet the company has managed to generate hundreds of new ideas each year since 2014, resulting in millions in cost-saving and improved employee safety. So Enexis is made up of three distinct divisions, there’s Infrastructure, Asset Management and HR/IT.

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

Qmarkets

Yet the company have managed to implement up to 300 new ideas a year resulting in millions in cost-saving since 2014. So Enexis is made up of three distinct divisions, there’s Infrastructure, Asset Management and HR/IT. How does an idea travel through your system?

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.

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.

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. Provide feedback, as you go, to the ideation, steer it a bit. Ask for more ideas of certain kinds, less of others, etc. Once done and the ideas are processed, communicate what happened.

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

Qmarkets

To maximize the ROI of your innovation initiatives, it’s vital to gain input from as many sources as possible and ensure all departments take part in a culture of ideation. 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? Our Blog Innovation Management

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

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? 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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

For results in idea generation you need a system, a framework, and a wide, deep chest of tools. How can you generate great ideas with a more systemic approach to “brainstorming”? If you don’t care about the wonky aspects where I write the article Fast Company should have published, skip directly to the headline below, A System to Get Great Ideas. . But wow, this is just the tip of the iceberg with regard to effective idea generation.

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. By this I mean that it consists of either a speech or afternoon workshop in which a team is told how Apple has been successful, or how 3M manages their list of ideas, or how JFK challenged a nation to aim for the moon. Do you think it’s right to wait for the right moment to innovate and share ideas?

Improving the success of your employees in the front end of innovation

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Successful ideation requires finding the right tension between creativity (flexibility) with a systematic process (control). The paradox occurs from the complex nature of the ideation process. C omplexity and uncertainty are two words that most managers don’t like hearing. Identically, too much flexibility reduces the efficiency of the ideation phase. In result, reducing the overall quality of ideas produced. Even if the idea meets all other criteria.

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

The challenge for many program leaders and their innovation programs comes down to their level of involvement in the idea implementation process. Only about one-quarter of innovation teams are involved in implementing ideas in every challenge they run. Additionally, innovation leaders struggle to master full lifecycle idea management —the process of moving great ideas into execution. Assess Your Innovation Management Program to Improve.

Leveraging the Crowd – Guide

Wazoku

Although the terms “crowdsourcing”, “open innovation” and “ideation” can sound complex and novel, they are merely new methods of engaging larger crowds to gather ideas and input. Crowdsourcing implies a larger stream of ideas flowing into and through the organisation. The idea management process can seem long and complicated and organisations must learn to source fresh ideas from new contributors and how to effectively manage the ideas once they have been gathered.

Everything you need to know about innovation management software

hackerearth

Although enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. With the right tool, the idea generation, implementation and evaluation, and market tracking phases can be managed to create successful business outcomes. What is innovation management software (IMS)? Why do companies need innovation management software?

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. So far these comments have come from those advising into clients, not (potential) clients themselves that are clearly far to busy managing the fragmented front end they are responsible for. The value of ideas is not valuable unless connected.

Fostering Innovation with Technological Solutions – Part 2

Wazoku

Coming backdown to earth this thought piece builds on Fostering Innovation with technological solutions – Part 1 and takes a much more tactical drill down into the growing market of innovation management solutions and who to watch out for, as well as the wider innovation ecosystem and harnessing the crowd to best effect. Innovation and Idea management platforms. The Innovation Management software market is fragmented, with many firms offering similar core capabilities.

Innovation management software: Everything you need to know

hackerearth

Although the enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. With the right tool, the idea generation, implementation and evaluation, and market tracking phases can be managed to create successful business outcomes. What is innovation management software (IMS)? Why do companies need innovation management software?

Choosing the right innovation approach for your business

hackerearth

It is an arduous journey, inherently risky.But innovation partners, consultants, and innovation management software offer much promise in this space. Internal innovation can happen through R&D teams, innovation management teams, business development teams, and employees. In too many organizations, innovation occurs by serendipity rather than by deliberate management. Ideation. Help in the ideation phase. Startups can turn to incubators at the ideation stage.

Overcoming the barriers to innovation in the legal sector

Idea Drop

With innovation comes disruptive change and innovators will inevitably face a myriad of dismissals in pursuit of an ideation strategy. Often caused by a disconnect between the idea generators and decision makers, innovation can never truly thrive unless every person within a law firm is onboarded. Generating ideas is all very well but the difficulty lies in commercialising the innovation process to justify the level of input.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

It is generally viewed as a process of creative ideation, which is a combination of creative ideas and sustainably profitable business models. As described by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, “Innovation is more of an idea than location.”. Every organization needs to find methods innovate ideas and solutions based on the nature of their jobs and the types of challenges that need to be solved. Innovation Management. Creativity and idea management.

Why do innovation programs fail

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Studies show firms that treat innovation as a science and manage and measure it like any other business function are more successful. Takeaway: Choose an innovation process and continuously measure and manage it. Take the following innovation management process for example. It has three major phases discovery, ideation, and execution. You will need a rigid framework to efficiently manage each of these phases. Number of ideas generated.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

It is generally viewed as a process of creative ideation, which is a combination of creative ideas and sustainably profitable business models. As described by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, “Innovation is more of an idea than location.”. Every organization needs to find methods innovate ideas and solutions based on the nature of their jobs and the types of challenges that need to be solved. Innovation Management. Creativity and idea management.

Rules of enterprise innovation

hackerearth

These is a reason why in some companies, such as Facebook and Google, even interns come up with ideas that are rolled out to millions of users. These companies understand that good idea can come from anywhere. Identify good ideas, discard bad ideas, compartmentalize incremental and transformational ideas, select the best, and execute. Gives a structure to the discovery, ideation, and the execution process. Measure and Manage. Innovation Managemen

Four Steps for the successful Implementation of a holistic Innovation Management

ITONICS

Based on our long-standing cooperation with international innovation leaders, we have developed a consulting approach consisting of four components using frameworks, methods, and training to establish and encourage successful and holistic innovation management. Do you know how your company performs in the field of innovation management? How mature is the level of innovation management in your company? How do I move from individual ideas to a sustainable idea portfolio?

The Day after Disruption

Qmarkets

Without an ongoing process for managing innovation - a comprehensive innovation management software offering - companies must rely instead on ad-hoc, dramatic ‘disruptions’ to prove their creativity to potential customers and the market at large. Relying on disruptive innovation alone is placing all of a company's product management 'eggs' into one fragile basket. Continuous innovation management. How can innovation be managed? Experimentation - Test the idea.

Six Internal Innovation Sources You should know

ITONICS

The strategy and the direction of innovation are set by a company’s top management. Today’s top management needs a completely different set of skills and expertise than in previous generations. It is the management’s responsibility to make sure that innovation is grounded in the reality of the organization. As a long-standing member of the management board, he knew first-hand that innovation at board level had to become a more prominent topic.

Gartner Research Insights: 5 Innovation Hacks to Boost your Digital Return

Qmarkets

Companies are realizing that all their personnel can help contribute to the ideation process – not just a designated few. Companies are well-coordinated environments geared towards amassing and managing highly specialized knowledge in order to address issues and create opportunities. The CIO's interviewed by Garther say that you can start testing out the crowdsourcing technique internally with a few non-essential ideas. FORMALIZED INNOVATION MANAGEMENT.

Gartner Research Insights: 5 Innovation Hacks to Boost your Digital Return

Qmarkets

Companies are realizing that all their personnel can help contribute to the ideation process – not just a designated few. Companies are well-coordinated environments geared towards amassing and managing highly specialized knowledge in order to address issues and create opportunities. The CIO's interviewed by Garther say that you can start testing out the crowdsourcing technique internally with a few non-essential ideas. FORMALIZED INNOVATION MANAGEMENT.

The Day after Disruption

Qmarkets

Without an ongoing process for managing innovation - a comprehensive innovation management software offering - companies must rely instead on ad-hoc, dramatic ‘disruptions’ to prove their creativity to potential customers and the market at large. Relying on disruptive innovation alone is placing all of a company's product management 'eggs' into one fragile basket. Continuous innovation management. How can innovation be managed? Experimentation - Test the idea.

6 Internal Sources of Innovation

ITONICS

The strategy and the direction of innovation are set by a company’s top management. Today’s top management needs a completely different set of skills and expertise than in previous generations. It is the management’s responsibility to make sure that innovation is grounded in the reality of the organization. As a long-standing member of the management board, he knew first-hand that innovation at board level had to become a more prominent topic.

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. 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.