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. Submission Arguably the submission phase is the most important step of the process.

10 Steps from idea generation to implementation

Wazoku

Every successfully implemented idea/product is a result of a long and painstakingly supervised innovation process. While principles and methods of idea development are universal for all industries, there is no strict rule regarding the steps from idea generation to implementation. Here is a list of 10 steps that follow the idea management process from idea generation to implementation. Blog idea management innovation

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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. Submission Arguably the submission phase is the most important step of the process.

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

Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation. aside as innovation spend. Innovation is di?cult innovation.

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.

Six tools to improve your creativity during an innovation process

The BMI Lab Blog

When we introduce somebody to innovation methodologies, especially those focused on business models, the role of creativity topic usually comes up. The most common question is whether we need to use creativity or not to innovate. There is a short answer for this: The majority of the most successful innovation methodologies give creativity a strong role. From this basic statement we can go further into the topic of creativity in innovation.

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The Shining Digital City On the Hill

Gregg Fraley

There is so much innovation potential being left on the table, right now, that our future could truly be that shining city on the hill. You won’t get any results if you don’t invest in innovation now. ” Accelerating Innovation Now Is An Imperative.

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.

How Can You Run An Idea Creation Competition?

IdeaScale

Idea generation is the heart of innovation. Innovation increases brand loyalty. One way to inspire the innovation process is to hold an idea generation competition. The post How Can You Run An Idea Creation Competition?

Applying the Four Lenses of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Rowan Gibson wrote a book called “ The Four Lenses of Innovation: A power tool for creating thinking ” that came out earlier this year. Well, it provides an understanding to the thinking patterns that lead innovators to their big ideas. By emulating these thinking patterns Rowan suggests you can really teach people the skills to improve all of our creative abilities for idea generation and imaginative problem-solving. Research Innovation Processes

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Training Accelerates Innovation. 94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. 70% of CEO’s see innovation as a key driver of growth. Why then is corporate America so woefully undertrained in innovation fundamentals? Energy is Not Enough, Get Training in Innovation . When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy.

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.

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?

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.

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards. In the innovation space there is endless discussion about frameworks. Using a structured innovation framework is a project success factor. Nothing wrong with desiring an innovation friendly culture, although talking about it isn’t going to make it happen. The best innovators organize their efforts around projects.

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The Risk of Not Innovating

Gregg Fraley

I recently was a guest blogger for Gibson Insurance and I wrote this piece about the risk of Not Innovating. Many leaders pull back on innovation programs because of expenses, and, fear of change. They settle for small changes and improvements and continue to look at innovation as if it’s extra work. They pay lip service to innovation and waste time doing culture assessments. They also spend precious time developing a precise process for innovation.

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. Domain Knowledge is an Innovation Pre-requisite. Knowledge Across Many Domains Is An Innovation Accelerator.

Innovation Strategy – 4 Ways to Celebrate Risk Taking

BrainZooming

The article highlighted innovation strategy options that drug companies are using to instill and support risk-taking behaviors. The innovation strategy options include cultivating company culture, celebrating failures with parties and awards, and making sure they are failing as fast as possible with sufficient learnings. Even if your innovation success rate is dramatically higher, motivating employees to embrace risks vital for innovating can be challenging.

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Innovation is complex and difficult — but one thing about it is not. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real. are Not Innovation. Thinking about things is not innovation. Having beers and kicking ideas around are not innovation. Brainstorming sessions are not innovation. Idea Campaigns are not innovation. Guided visualizations are not innovation.

How to Generate Ideas from Employees

IdeaScale

Idea generation is the first step in the innovation process. Idea generation takes planning. You need a way to gather ideas, then organize and implement them. The post How to Generate Ideas from Employees appeared first on IdeaScale.

10 Elements of an Innovation Mandate

Gregg Fraley

Getting a Mandate to Innovate is Key. Larger companies typically have an innovation process in place. They don’t always work, but the majority of the Fortune 1000 has some kind of innovation process or system. There is an implied consent then, to innovate, at those organizations. At smaller companies, the Mis-Fortune 5000 as I sometimes jest, there is often not a process in place. Nearly any process is better than no process.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. For results, leaders need to foster innovation fundamentals and integrate them into organizational culture. More structure is needed as fundamentals take hold, and that means an innovation process framework. This series of posts on innovation fundamentals is not about frameworks. There is no innovation without creativity.

Adding Eye Candy: 4 Visual Best Practices to Boost Engagement on Your Idea Generation Platform

Qmarkets

The same principle holds true when it comes to boosting user engagement on your idea generation platform. By leveraging profile pictures, idea images, gamification badges, and other visuals that align with your company’s branding and culture, you can effectively convey to users that the platform is set up for their benefit. The campaigns and ideas on your platform should be complemented with attention-grabbing visuals that convey what the projects are all about.

Adding Eye Candy: 4 Visual Best Practices to Boost Engagement on Your Idea Generation Platform

Qmarkets

The same principle holds true when it comes to boosting user engagement on your idea generation platform. By leveraging profile pictures, idea images, gamification badges, and other visuals that align with your company’s branding and culture, you can effectively convey to users that the platform is set up for their benefit. Campaign & Idea Images: Help Your Users See the Big Picture. User Pictures: Make Your Idea Generation Platform More Personable .

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. This deep-dive immersive course in innovation could change the direction of your organization – or career. A truly innovative culture? Innovation Intensive will help you improve the effectiveness of innovation projects.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation. Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. Using experiential learning tools like drawing isn’t really new in innovation process. Sunni Brown , Dave Gray , Dan Roam, and yours truly all use experiential learning tools in innovation projects. Most corporate innovators have no training in using experiential tools. ” Accelerated Learning Leads to Accelerated Innovation.

Innovation 101

Gregg Fraley

Kick Start Ideas That Lead to Growth. Three Hour Virtual Training, February 5th, led by Innovation Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Dodge the Pitfalls & Establish an Innovation Cycle. There are more pitfalls in an Innovation Initiative than the moon has craters.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. He’d asked me what I did and when I told him I was an innovation consultant, his eyebrows raised. I added my punchline, “because if you’re not doing projects you’re not doing innovation.” Nine essential questions CEO’s should be asking about innovation. Are people empowered to innovate? Does your culture support innovation? Are your people trained in innovation process?

Innovate Where You Are — and With Who You Have

Gregg Fraley

Off-Site Innovation can indeed spur creativity. I like what Cardinal Health and Crimson Cup are doing in Columbus, OH with offsite innovation spaces. I like the attention they’ve paid to team diversity and on a customer-centered process. P&G’s Innovation Gym is another great dedicated off-site innovation space. Not every organization can afford separate innovation lab facilities , or, can innovate away from their business location.

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. Energy, motivation, and inspiration are important factors in getting innovation rolling.

14 Innovation Mistakes You Cannot Afford to Make

Innovation Excellence

Do you want to create an innovation-focused culture in your organization? Are you tired of wondering why your team’s ideas don’t always seem to pan out as originally planned? Or do your team’s problems actually stem from the idea-generating phase? Innovation branding business processes criticism fear innovation process ownershipAre you struggling to make it a reality?

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Programs Based On Best Practices are Doomed to Mediocrity. Things I’ve heard recently from c-suite executives about their own innovation programs: “Floundering and ineffective, if I’m honest.” ” “We don’t do idea generation well.” ” These are the words I’ve heard innovation directors and c-suite executives use to describe their own innovation programs.

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

Innovation 360 Group

A new product development process that works at lightning speed requires new ways of working plus new ways of innovating. Fill up your pipeline with new, vetted ideas. The fastest growing companies interpret innovation through multiple lenses.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive . Master Innovation Trainer: Gregg Fraley. Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. Gregg is an entertaining teller of real-world innovation stories.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation , provides practical techniques to break down many of the barriers to innovation in business. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

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Effective communication is the essence of open innovation

Wellspring

We've practiced agriculture for some 12,000 years, and in that time have continued finding innovative ways to feed a growing population. They told Grainews in 2016 that, on average, 10 years elapse between idea generation and market launch. innovation success innovation management innovation process innovation governance Open Innovation InnovationIndustrial agriculture is a highly complex operation.

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley

The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity. If you want an organization to survive, you must innovate. But innovation is more than survival, it’s the heart beat of an organization. In this inspirational speech Gregg Fraley answers the Why Innovation question, and informs as to what innovation means to you and your group. It advocates that innovation is an exciting part of everyone’s job, not “extra work.”

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Robert Brands

How to Fine-Tune Working Relationships between Boomers and Millennials to Create Harmonious Innovation Teams. The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

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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.

The Most Important Secret to Successful Innovation

Ideanote

According to research conducted by Accenture , 96% of the studied executives agreed that the long-term success of their companies depends on their ability to innovate. However, not all businesses succeed in innovation. In fact, according to the same study, 72% of companies witness their innovation withering. The main culprit here is the lack of formalized process or organizational home for such initiatives. However, innovation is not a linear process.

Innovation project or Innovation Capability?

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing, speaking and consulting about innovation for over 15 years, and I'm constantly amazed by the different perspectives and definitions about innovation. Innovation theater happens when companies and executive talk up innovation but fail to do anything.

Ideas are easy, good ideas are hard

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of posts that examine some of my lessons learned after over 15 years of corporate innovation consulting. Past posts have included the concept of needing a why and a how for innovation , why ideas need a sponsor and how to understand the range of innovation options your company will consider. In this post I want to discuss the proliferation of ideas and their relationship to innovation. And the fact is, ideas are easy.