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The Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapraneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation

Qmarkets

Often times, the most successful and innovative companies stem from the humblest of origins. 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. The Innovation Hotline – From ‘Green Telephone’ to IDnet. We form the ‘Centre of Excellence’ for idea management at the company.

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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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How You Ask for Innovation Matters

Gregg Fraley

Six Considerations for Inclusive Innovation. The Wall Street Journal published an article this week, Why Innovation is a Team Sport. . It reveals a broad based study on innovation done by the research firm Great Place to Work. Essentially, the survey says that companies that are more broad-based and inclusive in innovation have better growth prospects. AND… This is a great study to support broader innovation efforts. Be prepared to process a lot of ideas.

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The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations . Fresh combinations of technologies, processes, materials, people, trends, concepts, and other factors are what creates innovation. From the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (chocolate plus peanut butter) to the iPod (MP3 player combined with a buying system, iTunes) nearly any innovation combines existing things or concepts. Are you an Innovation Director?

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Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation). It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation.

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Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. Inexperience in: the kind of divergent thinking necessary to innovate, in specific meeting behaviors and facilitation skills, and in innovation process, approaches and frameworks. Here are details regarding innovation courses you can attend in the near future, Denver, August 28 – 31.

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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. But first: If you’ve not got an innovation plan in the process of being executed, right now, you are treading water and will eventually drown. So what’s stopping you from kicking off an innovation initiative? Innovation feels like extra work to operationally focused people.

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The Goal: Ignite Innovative Culture

eZassi

This year is full of potential for innovative growth in your organization. Ezassi is your partner in measurable and achievable business goals with the help of our innovation software and services. We propose you ask these twelve strategic planning questions and read through the suggested resolutions for energizing your organization’s innovative culture. 12 Resolutions to Ignite a Culture of Innovation. Assess the Innovation Pipeline. This is an ideaGenerator.”

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Creating Great Ideas: Combining Open Innovators and Extroverted Peers on a Team

Michael Roberto

Sharique Hasan and Rembrand Koning have conducted research on idea generation in teams, using a unique field experiment design. These scholars conducted their field experiment within the opening week of an entrepreneurship academy in India during the summer of 2014. However, they explore how creativity may be enhanced when we combine these open innovators with extroverted peers. creativity innovation teams

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Gregg Fraley

Innovation Training. “Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Comprehensive Immersion Course for: Innovation Project Managers, Teams, Executives, Facilitators. This one day course consistently receives high marks from innovation executives and training professionals. If you are seeking to enhance innovation culture and jump-start or improve innovation efforts, this is the course to attend.

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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.

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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.

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Qmarkets Provides Award-Winning Innovation Engine for Hyundai

Qmarkets

Leading automotive manufacturer Hyundai Motor America launched its BIG (Better Idea Generator) campaign – driven by Qmarkets innovation management software. Fountain Valley, California, October 15th, 2018- Hyundai Motor America has rolled out the Big Idea Generator (BIG) campaign as part of an annual drive to tap into the innovative potential within their organization. The top ideas are further developed and evaluated by executives.

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Qmarkets Provides Award-Winning Innovation Engine for Hyundai

Qmarkets

Leading automotive manufacturer Hyundai Motor America launched its BIG (Better Idea Generator) campaign – driven by Qmarkets innovation management software. Los Angeles/DATE- Hyundai Motor America has rolled out the Big Idea Generator (BIG) campaign as part of an annual drive to tap into the innovative potential within their organization. Hyundai has long been on the cutting edge of automotive innovation.

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Leveraging the Crowd – Guide

Wazoku

In this post we are going to look at one of the first stages of a successful innovation programme – Leveraging the Crowd. 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. For a growing number of organisations crowdsourcing is a very exciting concept and they are integrating it fully into their innovation strategy.

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Warm and Fuzzy at the Front End of Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Perhaps I have fallen into the very trap I have campaigned about in the past, in recognizing and resolving the disappointing results we achieve from all the work we put into the front end of innovation. The “warm and fuzzy” front end of innovation can make us all a little grumpy. I recently wrote out a newsletter – termed a thought or two – to my innovation network. The subject was the changes occurring at the front end of innovation.

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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?

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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?

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Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

The evolving trend of smart city innovation is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground. in order to get the most relevant and pertinent feedback on your ideas.

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Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

This article was co-written with Frank Mattes from Dual Innovation and innovation-3. The race is on for companies to find big, explorative or even “disruptive” innovation ideas. This race is fueled by shareholder’s and business media’s demands to be ‘more innovative’ as well as by the Digital Transformation tsunami – which already has reshaped some familiar shorelines in several industries. Vehicles used for the corporate innovation race.

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Choosing the right innovation approach for your business

hackerearth

Undoubtedly a critical aspect of long-term sustainability and survival, innovation is a complex process, which organizations need to be good at. Understanding the term “innovation”. Innovation is a term that carries with it immense possibilities of success and sustainability. Creating new business models or value propositions, enhancing the efficiency of existing businesses, and sustaining growth in a complex competitive and fickle landscape—that’s innovation.

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Rules of enterprise innovation

hackerearth

We know from our history that while promotions may win quarters, innovation wins decades.”. But for an innovation program to be efficient and successful, there are certain guidelines or best practices an organization needs to abide by. 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. Embrace Open Innovation.

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Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the Smart Cities initiative could be what makes the difference. the natural evolution of the course should be smart, or digital, government that not only enables more efficient engagement between its personnel but also upgraded contact with the people, including value-generating services. It’s no secret that most of the tech innovation and digital disruption takes place in the private sector.

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Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Innovation is one of the most popular terms used in the corporate world. 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.”. Why take a course on innovation? Innovation is not a process it is state of mind. What they learned was to be problem solvers, not innovators.

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How to manage communication in your innovation program

ideas4allinnovation

Communication is essential if an organization wishes to engage its employees in its corporate innovation program, while also aligning participation with the organization’s objectives. Nor will all ideas generated in the program have an impact on the corporate income statement.

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Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Innovation is one of the most popular terms used in the corporate world. 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.”. Why take a course on innovation? Innovation is not a process it is state of mind. What they learned was to be problem solvers, not innovators.

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Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

It is the failure to innovate that led to its “demise.”. In other words, it is because sometimes innovation strategies fail to produce products/ services that the customers want. Which brings us to the question, “Why do innovation programs fail?”. Below are 6 reasons why innovation programs can fail. Leaving innovation to chance is more often a gamble where odds are not always in your favor. Take the following innovation management process for example.

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

Qmarkets

Hackathons, internal innovation programs, open innovation, technology acquisitions…these days it seems like everyone is jumping onto the innovation bandwagon. How is innovation best performed? Can guidelines for innovation be created? The survey presented five key innovation practices which delivered the highest improvements in performance. Once upon a time innovation was a technique practiced by lone inventors.

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Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect. New research: ambidexterity well done is a key driver for innovation performance. One of the key findings of this paper is that “in uncertain [business] environments, organizational ambidexterity appears to be positively correlated with increased innovation, better financial performance and higher survival rates.”.

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

Qmarkets

Hackathons, internal innovation programs, open innovation, technology acquisitions…these days it seems like everyone is jumping onto the innovation bandwagon. How is innovation best performed? Can guidelines for innovation be created? The survey presented five key innovation practices which delivered the highest improvements in performance. Once upon a time innovation was a technique practiced by lone inventors.

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What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.

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What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.