7 Idea Generation Hacks to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Where do you get your ideas?” Here are a few idea generation hacks to help with your approach. List Out Assumptions It is incredibly easy to get lost in your own assumptions, so take a breath and write out the assumptions that are driving any idea. Change The Medium Instead of writing out ideas, try diagramming them on paper, or begin drawing to express your approach. The post 7 Idea Generation Hacks to Spur Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale.

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?

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The 10 Commandments of Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

The Sins That Ruin Idea Generation. ” Well, you bother because you need ideas. There have been many studies of brainstorming and articles written. The original guidelines of brainstorming (defer judgment, quantity of ideas, build on ideas, combine, etc.)

BMO Disproves Studies: Leverage the Intranet to Engage and Involve Employees in Innovation

Tembosocial

Studies show that employees are reluctant to spend time following or contributing to the company portal—even though the same employees are active on external social media. Idea Generation Customer StoriesMany companies struggle to get employees excited about the corporate Intranet. If the company portal is such a tough sell, why does Julian Mills see the Intranet as a launch pad for employee engagement throughout the organization?

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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.

Innovation Strategy – 4 Ways to Celebrate Risk Taking

BrainZooming

While an innovation strategy that suggests throwing a party to celebrate a failed idea seems outrageous, the message from the pharma companies is that it’s smart business. They display these case studies in the workplace. Something to Think about for Your Business: How does your organization create opportunities for all employees to invest in innovation, even if you are not looking for them to generate or develop new product ideas?

Creativity Is Where Innovation Starts

Gregg Fraley

Beyond real world projects, I’ve studied the literature, theory, frameworks, strategy, thinking tools, facilitation, assessments, research, project management, team dynamics, and even improvisation. 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. Innovation, according to the dictionary, is a “new method, idea, or product.”

How You Ask for Innovation Matters

Gregg Fraley

It reveals a broad based study on innovation done by the research firm Great Place to Work. AND… This is a great study to support broader innovation efforts. 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. Ask for more ideas of certain kinds, less of others, etc. Once done and the ideas are processed, communicate what happened.

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 .

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

The speakers provide three different perspectives on innovation: theory of the “how to” from Gregg Fraley, real world case studies by local manufacturer Earl Miller, and the role of innovative leadership from Sheila Matias. A neutral ground to network and exchange ideas. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started. Attention Michiana, NW Indiana, Chicago. Establish Fundamentals and Avoid Pitfalls.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

New Study: Drawing is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn. That improved understanding, directly applied to an innovation challenge, is how you get to a breakthrough idea. Insights gained inspire ideas to create something new. Sessions often fail to find breakthrough ideas. The hard part is the integration with the challenge, but if you do it properly, it pays off in breakthrough ideas. Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. The research that says brainstorming doesn’t work studied groups with no training and no facilitator. Training the teams, having a skilled facilitator in-house, and frequent practice of divergent thinking are essential to effective idea generation sessions. Training Accelerates Innovation.

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. The research that says brainstorming doesn’t work studied groups with no training and no facilitator. Min Basadur did a rigorous study on the topic, see here , and that’s not the only proof. Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training!

Focusing on Innovation for our Energy Transition we are all undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

We need to switch from fossil fuel into renewables, and the whole shift of significant invested assets for power generation and distribution have to accommodate an energy mix that provides us electricity certainty 24 x 7. Technological and systemic innovation is incredibly important to the end-user sectors of transport, industry, and buildings, as well as replacing and upgrading much of the overall system design and operation to generate increased electrification.

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4 Ways Innovation Can Increase Business Revenue

IdeaScale

source: Pexels In a recent study, researchers looked at different businesses and saw that the more the employees generated innovative ideas that management was likely to adopt, the higher the probability was that said company would grow its profits annually.

Dance Your Challenge

Gregg Fraley

Gary studied with a hero of mine, Viola Spolin (he’s the leading expert on her games and methods). We stopped the music and jammed ideas for cleaning products, and wow, did the ideas fly. Give yourself a chance “ Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Idea Generation Improvisation Inspirational body work Creativity dance Gary Schwartz Harry Wayne Casey improv Innovation KC and the Sunshine Band self-expression Viola Spolin

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What Are Some Brainstorming Tools Your Organization Can Use?

IdeaScale

This initial process of gathering information often leads to idea generation. One study revealed 42% of organizations who are fast innovators are also strong game-changers. Brainstorming is an important part of innovation.

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

There are so many obstacles and uncertainties as you take an idea or concept through to eventual release. A promising idea did not foresee a roadblock that cannot be resolved. Idea Generation, Development/Design, Commercialization/ Launch, Optimization/ Management and Product Retirement. Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. Often, we are dealing in the unknowns and uncertainties. We continually lack facts, we keep seeking validation.

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Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

PwC 2016 CEO Success Study. Does Any CEO Have the Luxury to Ignore Digital Transformation and Innovation? Gregg Fraley and Karen Kirby, copyright 2017. Innovation + Business + Technology = Digital Leadership. Turnover of CEOs is already high, about 14.9 % a year as of 2016*. The demands of digital leadership and the enterprises of the future could dramatically accelerate that rate in the next few years.

Get 12x More Ideas Than Brainstorming

Innovation Excellence

Innovation will only be as successful as the number of high-quality ideas available to inspire, inform, and guide the process. Recognizing that ideas, especially high-quality ideas, are critical to innovation’s success, first Doug Hall and then my team at Innovate2Grow Experts developed an idea generating process that consistently delivers at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming.

Podcast S4E91: Dave Birss – How to bring creativity into remote working

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value, we speak with Dave Birss. 00:08:30 – How people’s ability to come up with ideas has been impacted by a time of crisis. 00:09:45 – The issue is not idea generation techniques, it is about getting new inputs.

12X More Ideas Than Brainstorming for Any Innovation Need, Any Time, and For Any Business

Innovate2Grow Experts

You will get an overview of how you can consistently generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming for any need, at any time, in any kind of business. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 is a highly proven innovation best practice – proven in university studies and, more importantly, in the real world for over two decades. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 produces 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0

What Are Some Brainstorming Tools Your Organization Can Use?

IdeaScale

This initial process of gathering information often leads to idea generation. One study revealed 42% of organizations who are fast innovators are also strong game-changers. Whiteboards are often used to brainstorm ideas, but there are other tools to consider.

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. In fact, according to the same study, 72% of companies witness their innovation withering. In our practise at Ideanote, we saw time and again that the best organizational home for such initiatives is an idea management platform. It systematically gathers all your ideas in one place and helps you to avoid chaos.

How to Get More and Better Ideas From Both Left and Right Brain People for Any Innovation Need.

Innovate2Grow Experts

This blog addresses how you can get the best innovative ideas from both groups for any need, at any time, for any kind of business. Quantum idea generation – overview. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0. In the previous blogs I have covered the following: Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. I will now share an actual left and right brain idea generating exercise.

How to Solicit Employee Ideas Using the IdeaScale Platform

IdeaScale

Actively soliciting ideas, surfacing new ones, discussing the process, making it easy to find ideas, and offering ways to organize ideas in the front and back end will all help bring more creativity to the fore. Ask For Ideas. Surface New Ideas And Success Stories.

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What is the Right Fill Order for a Lean Canvas?

Leanstack

Good ideas can come from anywhere I made a short list of idea sources recently: 1. Innovation Theory As you can see from this list, ideas (yes, even good ones) can come from anywhere. The best way to find a good idea is to have lots of them. Idea generation doesn’t have to start with customers and problems. The real challenge, however, isn’t with idea generation, but idea validation. Here’s how I do this: How to Deconstruct an Idea 1.

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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.

Fumbling the Creative Handoff

Michael Roberto

Source: statetechmagazine.com What happens when someone runs with a creative idea initiated and formulated by someone else? What pitfalls arise when there is a transition from idea generator to idea executor?

Creative independence to innovate together

Norbert Bol

In the recent blog Innovation through collaboration some important conditions were presented how people with different expertise can work together to develop innovative ideas, such as being open to innovative work, respecting others and willing to learn. Innovation leaders are much more stage-setters to create the setting for idea generation, trial and error experiments and openness for breakthrough learning and results.

What is the Right Fill Order for a Lean Canvas?

Leanstack

Good ideas can come from anywhere I made a short list of idea sources recently: 1. Innovation Theory As you can see from this list, ideas (yes, even good ones) can come from anywhere. The best way to find a good idea is to have lots of them. Idea generation doesn’t have to start with customers and problems. The real challenge, however, isn’t with idea generation, but idea validation. Here’s how I do this: How to Deconstruct an Idea 1.

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Persistence & Creativity

Michael Roberto

Brian Lucas & Loran Nordgren have conducted a series of interesting studies about creativity. They find that people tend to underestimate the number of creative ideas that they can generate. The scholars asked people to generate ideas on a particular topic. Then they asked them to predict how many more ideas they could generate if they continued thinking about the topic. The subjects then continued to try to generate ideas.

Idea Competitions and Why Your Business Needs One

Ideanote

They all swear by in-house innovation programs which give every employee a chance to pitch their ideas. So, if you want to join the innovative crowd and get some fresh input for your new product, internal idea competition is your answer. Successful idea competitions will benefit your business in many ways. Not only will you get the ideas you need, but also boost your innovation culture, employee engagement, and promote internal collaboration.

How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Gartner studies highlight that 70% of companies on the Forbes Global 2000 list are currently using gamification techniques and that 50% of innovation processes will be gamified in the coming years. Gamification can help at different phases in the innovation process.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

Its own definition is pretty much useless: “the action or process of innovating” Using the traditional sources for a definition such as the Oxford dictionary also doesn’t help much, with their answer being “Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products” So I contacted a selection of my fellow innovation experts to see how they talk about innovation with their clients, and compiled the results for you here.

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model

Paul Hobcraft

Also countless studies on companies’ innovation performance are indicating the ‘needle’ of improving total innovation performance is stuck or gradually being pushed up with a lot of effort, questionable reward. I get the distinct impression the focus of most innovation consultants is still locked into product innovation or improving the process of the pipeline / portfolio, the idea generation and project execution model. Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model.

Could Repeated Practice Reduce Creativity?

Michael Roberto

Brucks and Huang conducted three studies with over 800 research subjects. Brucks and associate professor of marketing Szu-chi Huang , regular brainstorming sessions are not likely to lead to an increase in unique ideas. Source: Wikimedia Columbia Professor Melanie S.

How to Turn a Left-Brained Workforce Into a Creative Machine

Stephen Shapiro

If you are like most companies, you put your most creative people in a room to develop ideas who then hand off those ideas to a team of implementers. A fascinating study may give us clues to what is most effective. In this scenario, as soon as an innovator developed an idea, an adapter would find reasons why it would not work. But as this study showed, it is not the specific task that matters, but rather the structure of the task.

Crowdsourcing Innovation: 4 Steps to Success

Planview Spigit

For organizations that are already getting tons of ideas from the people in their extended networks, continuing to push for suggestions might start to seem less important. Sifting through hundreds or thousands of ideas is certainly a daunting task, but there are solutions out there,” he writes. Innovation is so often tied to never-before-seen ideas and inventions that it can be difficult to pull back from the grand picture and look for ways to innovate on a smaller scale.

Crowdsourcing ideas: sexy ideas get implemented

Norbert Bol

Through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, the mating of ideas. Matt Ridley – When Ideas Have Sex. Idea crowdsourcing is the act when a company outsources the generation of new ideas (e.g. The sourcing of ideas occurs on online idea crowdsourcing platforms that are open to everybody who has access to the Internet and no specific training or expertise is needed.

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

The article conflates one highly specific academic study with the failure of all brainstorming. 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. .

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

Qmarkets

Businesses that adopt this usually start off by narrowing down their challenges, gathering ideas around them, reviewing said ideas, and then implementing them. whilst employees will have a plethora of ideas on process improvements, new products, and customer feedback, etc.