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.

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To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Innovation is Learning. For many years I kept the concepts of innovation and learning in separate boxes. I thought innovation was creating new things of value, and, learning was understanding new things. I now believe that learning and innovation are joined at the hip. You can’t innovate without an exploratory learning process. Acquiring the knowledge necessary to innovate within a domain means learning. This done before ideation.

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.

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

InnovationManagement

They are passionate to connect, to learn, and to explore by understanding commonalities and appreciating uniqueness. You cannot wait for something to happen keep curious, always think profoundly, learn fresh knowledge, and acquire new capabilities.

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.

Learn To Embrace The Future

helloFUTURE

I look at the ideas generated during our ideation sessions, whether they are in the short term – where we are trying to develop products and services we could launch soon, developing ideas for the… The post Learn To Embrace The Future appeared first on hellofuture.

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?

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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Announcing Momentum Creative Problem Solving (MCPS)

Gregg Fraley

MCPS is a three-phase structured process of exploration, ideas, and action. As you learn more MCPS thinking tools, creative power grows. Big improvements and more effective solutions are available to anyone willing to learn and use MCPS.”

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. Also partly because the lessons of how it ought to be done have simply never been learned. They’re not neutral, they’re not process focused, and you need their head in the idea game.

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.

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.

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

If you listen, without judgment, you’ll learn. If you want to learn more about your innovation culture, look for evidence of a culture of humor. 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. I get it — it’s probably the most important fundamental to put in place if you actually want innovation to happen.

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? Is a failure truly viewed as a learning experience or as a career killer?

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

Join us at Catalyst Ranch, a truly fun place to learn! Participants learn how to avoid classic pitfalls and adopt emerging advanced practices. The course covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation tools, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. Experienced innovation professionals will learn new methods, tools, and concepts. It’s fall and it’s time to go back to school.

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. For those that learn and practice the science — it’s a competitive advantage. Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training!

Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Analytics contribute to a spectrum of sophistication with advanced analytics, data visualization, machine learning, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence , etc. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Get a Grip on Innovation — 10 Questions, 20 Minutes

Gregg Fraley

Twenty minutes to learn something and take action steps. If you think your current program is working, non-existent, or just a disaster — you will learn something by taking this quick survey. 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.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Participants learn classic pitfalls and how to avoid them using best practices and emerging advanced practices. 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 ideas, better ideas, and tools for amping and refining ideas.

Spigit’s 2018 Fall Product Release: Machine Learning, New Use Cases, and More

Planview

Boost efficiency with new machine learning capabilities for both ideators and administrators accelerating the idea generation process. Want to learn more about Spigit’s 2018 Fall Product Release? The post Spigit’s 2018 Fall Product Release: Machine Learning, New Use Cases, and More appeared first on Spigit. The wait is over. Spigit’s 2018 fall product release is here, complete with industry-first capabilities and exciting new enhancements!

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How to Speed Up Your New Product Development Process by 30%

Innovation 360 Group

Fill up your pipeline with new, vetted ideas. Horizon Two (H2) is your adjacent business arena where innovation is driven by new uses of existing technology and ideas. People think that ideation and an ideation platform are the keys to solving their growth issues.

Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization

Tullio Siragusa

The essential elements of design thinking are defining issues, ideation, prototyping, testing, and iterating. Ideating: In this phase, we aim to generate several ideas to represent potential solutions. Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization.

Creative Problem Solving Process

InnovationTraining.org

Learn more about this CPS innovation methodology here. When it comes to developing innovative solutions to unique organizational challenges or your own life, using tried and true methods to brainstorm ideas and find the best possible solution can be a great way to achieve your goals.

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.

Challenge, Ideas, and Action: A Design Thinking Framework in Action

InnovationTraining.org

We call this simple framework: Challenge, Ideas, and Action. This stage, therefore, is informed by hearing, listening, and learning from other people with the same problem. ” Stage 2: Ideas. There are many ways you can generate ideas.

Why Your Innovation Funnel Needs an Overhaul: A Step-by-Step Guide

Qmarkets

Traditionally the Innovation funnel is a stage-gate process that organizations use to define their approach to ideation. Businesses that adopt this usually start off by narrowing down their challenges, gathering ideas around them, reviewing said ideas, and then implementing them.

Why Your Innovation Funnel Needs an Overhaul: A Step-by-Step Guide

Qmarkets

Traditionally the Innovation funnel is a stage-gate process that organizations use to define their approach to ideation. Businesses that adopt this usually start off by narrowing down their challenges, gathering ideas around them, reviewing said ideas, and then implementing them.

How to develop innovative ideas together – online

The BMI Lab Blog

While many workers are happy to do without long commutes and fixed working hours, there is one thing many of them miss: stimulating exchanges with colleagues, jointly identifying problems and spinning wild ideas. What is ideation? Ideas. How do you run a remote ideation session?

Top Jobs for Innovation Professionals in 2019

IdeaScale

They may also advise on innovation culture, ideation processes, and identification of new markets. An innovation engineer is trained in advanced methods and tools for creating innovative ideas, accelerating projects, and solving problems that inevitably arise during innovation adoption. They’re experts in innovative thinking, finding innovation partners, and implementing the key innovation steps of: Building Measuring Learning Repeating.

Scaling Innovation Training: How to Start, Maximize, and Scale Innovation Training

IdeaScale

Achieve bigger innovation results through helping others learn and develop their innovation and ideation skill for the first time. Think of the improved innovation results they could get if they not only engaged their employees in the innovation process but also helped them to learn about that process and develop their skills in generating, developing, and analyzing ideas. Most have never learned the basics of ideation. Learn through doing.

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. Raise Ideas: Generate the ideas related to the challenge, and refine them into a more actionable list.

Naming Workshop

InnovationTraining.org

Create and choose the right name to define your idea, company, brand, product or service with a naming workshop. We can take our decades of experience to design an innovative learning and naming workshop experience just for your organization.

Design Thinking for Schools

InnovationTraining.org

Design thinking is a unique learning and problem solving mindset that we highly recommend to innovation-minded organizations and businesses. Ideate. During the ideation or brainstorming process, you’ll work in teams to rapidly generate as many solutions as possible.

The Role of Innovation in New Product Development: Three Approaches for Success

Qmarkets

FFE is the starting point of NPD and is where new product ideas are generated before entering the formal development process. Developing a strategy here is key in creating an efficient and cost-effective idea generation process, but how should you approach this?

How SOS Alarm applied a structured process to their hackathon

Innovation 360 Group

When was the last time you were at a hackathon where top management cared about the ideas presented and had an internal system in place to take care of them? In the fall of 2017, Swedish emergency service operator SOS Alarm decided to run a hackathon to generate ideas for future service offerings. During hackathons, participants often fall in love with one idea early in the process. Fostering an innovation culture at SOS Alarm by ideating with the organization.

Bringing better Ideas to market faster with AI

Innovation 360 Group

Too many ideas? The challenge lies in capturing, organizing, and testing ideas to bring new innovations to market fast enough to realise value. . The chaotic process of creativity is difficult to predict, yet is often the essential fuel for new idea generators. While organizations have an ability to gather ideas, many still struggle with the remaining phases of the innovation process. Organize a large volume of ideas?