Building an online Idea Generator

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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.

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To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Deliberately embracing learning — as part of the innovation process — can lead to better ideas and improved innovation results. Inventions and ideas are, essentially, new combinations of existing concepts. Eventually that egg hatches into an innovative idea.

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? Front End of Innovation ideation project management SME

Measuring Innovation Performance

led to the number of novel ideas generated per 100 employees or the. performance measures of innovation, it is important to know HOW INNOVATION HAPPENS Good ideas can come from anywhere. s areHow realistic they are The more diverse the source of ideas, the more superior.

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.

Five Principles of Effective Idea Development

Sopheon

Follow these five principles of idea development for a focused set of high-value ideas aligned to your strategy. The post Five Principles of Effective Idea Development appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Ideation Process idea generation ideation innovation process

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

IdeaScale

Just submit the idea and we will decide if we can make it happen.”. 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. The most common pitfall when running a “general” or “blue sky ideation” campaign is to assume this means you no longer need constraints or a problem statement. Check back next week for tips on how to help your crowd generate fresh and novel ideas.

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. Continue reading → Build Capability Cognition Creativity Uncategorized Brain Assessment Brain Exercises brainstorming ideation Quatnum Idea Generation

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.

Ideation Rate: Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Planview Spigit

The MIT Sloan Management Review article highlighted one component of the overall study, which we take a closer look at in this article: ideation rate. What is ideation rate? Ideation rate is a measure we define as the amount of winning ideas (ideas that get selected by management for implementation) divided by the amount of active participants (e.g. employees) in a given ideation challenge. Why is ideation rate important?

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.

How to Frame a Problem Using a Challenge Map

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Innovation Processes & Tools Strategy challenge map challenge mapping Consulting denovo framing idea generation ideation Map Template Mapping problem Problem Framing Question toolsDaniel Nolan shows how Challenge Mapping is a simple yet powerful tool to properly frame a question.

Ten Ways to use Lateral Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

Destination Innovation

Short video with ten tips and techniques to help you use lateral thinking for idea generation and creative problem solving. Brainstorming and Ideation de bono lateral thinking problem solving random word reverse the problem scamper six hats subconscious videoThe post Ten Ways to use Lateral Thinking for Creative Problem Solving appeared first on Destination Innovation.

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. 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.

IDEATION 2020: Online Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the quality and impact of their brainstorming sessions.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. That is IF you want to increase the odds of new ideas actually making it out the door. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. We are Idea Champion

Powerful Stimulus Contributes to 12 X More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Richard Haasnoot presents another in a series of articles about how you can consistently generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming Continue reading → People & Skills Processes & Tools R&D Uncategorized marketing Arizona State University ASU brainstorming ideation Podcast Quantum Idea Generating Videocast

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. GFi is now offering a new version of MoshPit to discover ideas that exploit new digital technologies. Ideas for innovation projects emerge from the intensive sessions.

Seven Facilitation Fails

Gregg Fraley

There are specific tools for visioning, problem framing, and ideation etc. A professional facilitator has ways to stop the behaviour — and make people think it was their idea. Facilitation of Innovation Meetings Requires a Highly Specific Set of Skills, Frameworks, Tools — and Experience. Professional Facilitation and/or Training Makes a Difference*. Seven Facilitation Fails. Innovation projects are about a lot of meetings.

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. Related to #4, and #1, please, think about ideation happening over time. 80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

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.

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.

IDEATION 2020: Online Brainstorm Facilitation for Purple Strategies

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the quality and impact of their brainstorming sessions.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

I can almost guarantee you’ll have ideas. This simple combination experiment only scratches the surface, you usually need more scaffolding and structure to go beyond obvious ideas. Why are idea generation tools for deliberate combinations needed? Innovation frameworks are important, but something powerful is being systematically left out of the ideation step. Every innovation process has an ideation step. It’s deep idea exploration.

The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Facilitation Humor Idea Generation Improvisation Innovation Meetings and Events brainstorming Creativity fun fun in the workplace GFi Gregg Fraley Innovation ideation improv improv for business Improv to Innovate improvisation innovation projects innovation training leadership management problem framing projects self-expression serious fun trainingAre You Having Fun?

IDEATION 2020: Just-in-Time Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the quality and impact of their brainstorming sessions.

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. Conceptual blending was brought to my attention by Michael Michalko in his fine book Creative Thinkering , but the idea of concept blending was first articulated by Arthur Koestler back in the 50’s. 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 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? Is it a “pitch” culture where ideas for projects get a chance to be put into play? The information they gather is a necessary jumping off point for invention and ideation.

IDEATION 2020: Online, Just-In-Time Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the impact of their brainstorming sessions. In honor of the year 2020 and the classic meme it represents (i.e.

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. You can boost the creative out put of your team just by making sure these ideas don't get thrown out prematurely. That keeps the ideas anonymous. It helps them eliminate that natural tendency to have a bias to that idea.

Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas. It’s more like a focused psychedelic ideation experience, but without drugs. 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. From the Printing Press to the iPhone, big new market-creating innovation happens when concepts from two different domains are combined.

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. Training, a skilled facilitator, and frequent practice are essential to effective ideation sessions and creating a broad and systemic organizational innovation culture. Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training! What I also often find is inexperience.

Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

I’m also a bit weary of chasing or developing the latest, greatest, and most sophisticated tool for ideation. How can an idea be useful if it’s not in play? I suppose if an idea is potentially useful it can be deemed creative without actually implementing. Innovation, according to the dictionary, is a “new method, idea, or product.” Build Innovation From The Ground Up. Creative Thinking Can Be Trained. Train Creativity First, Innovation Next .

Innovation Facilitator Tool Kit

Gregg Fraley

I’m assuming the facilitator is a hands-on project leader who facilitates meetings, such as idea generation or strategy sessions. I am sometimes asked what a Facilitator should have in their kit bag. Here’s my answer — the Innovation Facilitator Tool Kit list. The items are below in bold. Many have links to where you can source the materials.

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Top 12 ideation techniques to brainstorm your way to new ideas

hackerearth

Does your ideation session with your teammates turn into just another meeting with a few people squabbling and the rest keeping quiet? How do you enhance the likelihood of having successful ideation sessions? While producing new ideas might not be difficult considering how frequently ideas come and go, producing great ideas often requires some inspiration and implementing some scientifically proven techniques of ideation. Worst possible idea.

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. It sure beats doing nothing. See my Seven Essentials for hiring below.

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 think differently, you need to organize ideation or strategy sessions — and the entire front end of innovation cycle — using different tools and techniques, different settings, new stimulus, new speakers, new and different everything.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. That is IF you want to increase the odds of new ideas actually making it out the door. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. Idea Champions

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. More ideas, better ideas, and tools for amping and refining ideas.

Small “i” Insights or Large “I” Insights Yield Different Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Qualitative Consumer Verbatims Lead Directly to New and Improved Ideas. The trap is thinking that consumer words, aka insights, are great launching pads or problem frames for ideation. ” That would lead to ideas for training, or more tellers, or efficiency processes, essentially improvement ideas. ” These higher order problem frames could lead to an idea like the ATM, a disruptive innovation. World’s first ATM at Charring Cross in London, 1968.

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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? By cycle I mean conceiving of a project to innovate, forming a team, creating something new or different, and putting the idea into a queue for actual implementation. Review the data the questions generated. Get a Grip on Innovation — 10 Questions, 20 Minutes.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs of this blog post and will now cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or not understood by the members of your team. Few people want to deal with the Rube Goldberg-like nature of the beast -- the attempt to more dependably structure the process of originating, developing, and executing new ideas. Viable ideas will be refined. Idea Champions.