How to Break the 5 Habits That Hurt Ideation

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

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.

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.

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.

In Search of the Perfect Brainstorm: An Update of Collaborative Ideation

InnovationManagement

The post In Search of the Perfect Brainstorm: An Update of Collaborative Ideation appeared first on InnovationManagement. Imaginary scenario: you have been invited to a meeting to explore new approaches to a wicked problem. Loudmouth Number 1 describes his solution.

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.

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. Acquiring knowledge across many domains is about broad-based learning, and it’s often where big “I” innovation comes from.This allows creative combinations of ideas and concepts from one area — with ideas or concepts from another. Inventions and ideas are, essentially, new combinations of existing concepts.

Interdisciplinary Innovation: Being Innovative is a Way of Imagining, Perceiving, Expressing, Inventing & Inspiring

InnovationManagement

Innovators present creatively disruptive traits, disrupt old ways, and inspire better ways to do things. They are passionate to connect, to learn, and to explore by understanding commonalities and appreciating uniqueness. Being innovative is a growth mindset and a proactive attitude.

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

Why Your Employees Are the Key to Recovery

InnovationManagement

In this article, we will look at how to identify and understand employee contributions, and learn how to work with idea generators, evaluators, and activators.

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 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.

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. Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape.

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. From the necessity of growth the most creative ideas are often formed. How does an idea travel through your system?

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.

Double Down on Digital Tech Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Free Offer — Digital Technology Project Ideation Tool. Essentially it’s a visual tool for coming up with project ideas. The GFi MoshPit Deck is a great virtual tool, using Zoom and the Stormz online ideation system. Adjust Innovation Project Roadmaps Now.

The 5 Worst Things You Can Do in an Ideation Session

Flying Fish Lab

Coming up with new ideas is hard. Ideation sessions are hard too – but only if you let them be. Ideation sessions should focus on only ONE thing – generating lots and lots of ideas. Check out other articles on how to set up your ideation sessions for success.

The 5 Worst Things You Can Do in an Ideation Session

Flying Fish Lab

Coming up with new ideas is hard. Ideation sessions are hard too – but only if you let them be. Ideation sessions should focus on only ONE thing – generating lots and lots of ideas. Check out other articles on how to set up your ideation sessions for success.

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

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. From the necessity of growth the most creative ideas are often formed. How have you handled innovation and specifically idea management in the past?

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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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

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.

Announcing Momentum Creative Problem Solving (MCPS)

Gregg Fraley

MCPS is a three-phase structured process of exploration, ideas, and action. Nor has the focusing power of projects, or “concept blending” ideation tools designed to achieve breakthrough ideas. A highly creative new method for solving difficult problems.

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.

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.

Ideation Rate: Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Planview

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?

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. Facilitation — who conducts strategy, visioning, ideation, and solution development meetings? A Practical Solution for Medium Sized Companies to Grow.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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. If necessary, modify your question to make it more specific if you’re not getting interesting ideas. Once done and the ideas are processed, communicate what happened.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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. Brainstorming done effectively, more ideas, better ideas, and powerful tools for amping and refining ideas. It’s fall and it’s time to go back to school.