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.

Building an online Idea Generator

Board of Innovation

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 tools

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 video

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 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.

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. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process.

Powerful Stimulus Contributes to 12 X More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

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.

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.

The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment

Gregg Fraley

Are You Having Fun? Innovation Should Be Fun, Joyful, and About Playing With Concepts. The One Question Innovation Culture Assessment. A lot of fuss is made over innovation culture.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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. 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.

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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.

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. Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training!

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. That keeps the ideas anonymous.

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.

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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? It’s time to let go of conventional, boring idea generation tactics.

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. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process.

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.

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.

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.

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. Viable ideas will be refined.

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. ” These higher order problem frames could lead to an idea like the ATM, a disruptive innovation.

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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? Review the data the questions generated.

Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Our answer is that a new innovation methodology is emerging that blends current best practices with more rapid innovation project cycles, market knowledge, new ideation techniques, and analysis of where digital technology is best applied to reinvent or disrupt the organization’s value chain.

FREE ONLINE POLL: How to Improve Your Company's Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Here's the simplest way to figure out how to improve your company's ideation process: Enter Idea Champions' FREE IDEATION POLL CONTEST. Just send an email to office@ideachampions and write "Ideation Poll" in the subject line. 50 quotes on the power of ideas.

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.

Innovation Strategy Power Tools

Gregg Fraley

Are you sorting through plans for year-end strategy and ideation sessions? What trends and ideas outside our industry might we adapt to innovate? IdeaKeg is also useful in ideation itself, it’s a great stimulus tool. Challenge Mapping & IdeaKeg.

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Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

So before your next idea generation session try this exercise. They then make gestures following your instructions as follows: “We will be open to ideas.” “We want big ideas.” ” People wave their arms around. “We want funny ideas.”

How and Why You Want to Strip Great Ideas of their Identity

Innovation Excellence

Drew Boyd shares examples and strategies for boosting creative output and idea generation in the workplace.