Ten Ways to use Lateral Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

Destination Innovation

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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. If you look about you’ll find a smattering of tips from various websites, books, and online video’s. Mash-Ups are a bigger idea than musical creations. Breakthrough ideas are elusive.

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Dance Your Challenge

Gregg Fraley

We stopped the music and jammed ideas for cleaning products, and wow, did the ideas fly. So, big tip here. Shake Your Booty. The Creativity and Innovation point of this blog takes about three paragraphs to develop, so business readers, let me tell you a brief story to set it up.

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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. Tip: do not get markers with rounded tips. Always get chisel tipped markers.

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9 Mind Mapping Mistakes Most Beginners Make and How to Avoid Them

xMind

Below are 9 mistakes beginners often make and tips for avoiding them. Important as it is, the graphic design process should follow after the idea generations. However, when you start your idea generations, your ideas may be in the deficiency of both quantity and quality.

9 Mind Mapping Mistakes Most Beginners Make and How to Avoid Them

xMind

Below are nine mistakes beginners often make and tips for avoiding them. Important as it is, the graphic design process should follow after the idea generations. However, when you start your idea generations, your ideas may be in the deficiency of both quantity and quality.

9 Mind Mapping Mistakes Most Beginners Make and How to Avoid Them

xMind

Below are nine mistakes beginners often make and tips for avoiding them. Important as it is, the graphic design process should follow after the idea generations. However, when you start your idea generations, your ideas may be in the deficiency of both quantity and quality.

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

Idea to Value

While a structured, repeatable innovation process is critical to create and sustain innovation in a competitive, dog-eat-dog marketplace, it alone is not always sufficient to turn a great innovative idea into a profitable “on-the-store-shelves” reality. Innovation requires more than just idea generation. In fact, 90 percent of all survey respondents agreed that generational conflict was a time waster.

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New: Innovate! App Brings Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) to Your Computer and Tablet

Innovation in Practice

With a few clicks of the mouse, you can generate thoughtful, fresh ideas to solve a problem or improve a product. SIT refutes the traditional view of creativity, which is typically considered as thinking “outside the box” to find big ideas. Want innovation at your fingertips?

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

The challenge for many program leaders and their innovation programs comes down to their level of involvement in the idea implementation process. Only about one-quarter of innovation teams are involved in implementing ideas in every challenge they run. Additionally, innovation leaders struggle to master full lifecycle idea management —the process of moving great ideas into execution.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

Useful tip: if you see a quote which you find insightful or interesting, you can instantly share it by just highlighting the text with you mouse. What is your definition of “innovation”: Turning an idea into a solution that adds value from a customer’s perspective.

Crowdsourcing Innovation: 4 Steps to Success

Planview Spigit

Recently, Spigit CTO James Gardner shared some of his expert tips on using crowdsourcing software to build your innovation pipeline. 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.

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”? Then brainstorm (that is, do idea generation).

3 Innovation Specialists Busting the Myth About Brainstorming

Innovation in Practice

This is how Mark McGuinness defines the term: “‘Brainstorming’ is such a common word that it’s often used to describe any meeting or conversation designed to generate ideas. The basic assumption is that by suspending judgement, people free themselves to come up with unusual and potentially useful ideas. The four most important rules are: Generate as many ideas as possible – the more ideas you come up with, the better chance you have of coming up with good ones.

Creating Compelling Challenges

HunchBuzz

They can take many forms - seeking ideas, feedback, cross-collaboration, awareness raising, or encouraging employee engagement. There is an art to creating compelling challenges that engage users and generate ideas. Perhaps this is what attracted me to HunchBuzz which is all about open collaboration and using the wisdom of the crowd to generate ideas and solve problems. What's the next amazing product idea?”. Challenges are at the heart of HunchBuzz.

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

Robert Brands

While a structured, repeatable innovation process is critical to create and sustain innovation in a competitive, dog-eat-dog marketplace, it alone is not always sufficient to turn a great innovative idea into a profitable “on-the-store-shelves” reality.

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Why Do Some Brainstorming Sessions Suck?

Innovationship

Like an unwanted present re-gifted again and again, these articles are often backed by academic studies that compared some quantifiable measure, such as the number of ideas generated by different methods, and found that more ideas were produced by having people engage in something other than “brainstorming,” such as solitary list-writing. Why give readers tips on brainstorming only after spending eight paragraphs trying to discredit it?

Run your hackathon with HunchBuzz

HunchBuzz

Using HunchBuzz to set specific challenges and organize all your new ideas will take your hackathon to the next level. HunchBuzz allows you to see everyone’s ideas in one place. General tips for your hackathon. Have each team briefly present their best ideas.

Rules of enterprise innovation

hackerearth

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. Tip: Conducting internal engagement activities such as hackathon helps.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

More and more companies are finding approaches worth repeating, getting promising new ideas into their customers’ hands, delivering value, and making revenue. Out of the gate, most organizations put too few resources on too few ideas and expect too much out of them.

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Run your hackathon with HunchBuzz

HunchBuzz

Using HunchBuzz to set specific challenges and organize all your new ideas will take your hackathon to the next level. HunchBuzz allows you to see everyone’s ideas in one place. Participants can start creating ideas weeks before the hackathon takes place, giving innovation a healthy head start – and continuing after the hackathon is over. Ideas have a much better chance of being implemented when challenges, ideas, and feedback are structured and quantified.

Improving the success of your employees in the front end of innovation

Ideanote

In result, reducing the overall quality of ideas produced. Furthermore, by selecting issues and challenges that align with strategic objectives, Management is likely to choose ideas a more during the selection phase. Finally, guidelines determined when ideas proceeded further.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea. Innovation means having a new concept which is an answer for a need or a solution to a problem, and successfully transforming the idea into a solution which will lead to market success. Don’t go with the first idea.

Part 3: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Values Centered Innovation

They get ideas into the pipeline for evaluation and possible implementation. Provide skill-building tips/exercises at critical moments for each task in the process, to deepen the knowledge and skills for doing those tasks well.

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BRAINSTORM TRAINING: OnSite, Online, and On-the-Fly

Idea Champions

Do the ideas generated all-too-often underwhelm? If so, Idea Champions can help. Micro-Learning: An online curriculum of videos, articles, tips, tools, and techniques that we email graduates, once a week, for an entire year.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea. Innovation means having a new concept which is an answer for a need or a solution to a problem, and successfully transforming the idea into a solution which will lead to market success. Don’t go with the first idea.

The Thin Line Between Innovation and Insanity

Qmarkets

As Arthur Schopenhauer recognized, an important idea or truth must ‘endure a hostile reception before it is accepted’ when he said “…First, it is ridiculed. This post explains why it’s so important to be open minded to new ideas, because they might end up being revolutionary.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

More and more companies are finding approaches worth repeating, getting promising new ideas into their customers’ hands, delivering value, and making revenue. Out of the gate, most organizations put too few resources on too few ideas and expect too much out of them.

Choosing the right innovation approach for your business

hackerearth

Scary stories like that of Kodak and Blockbuster are just the tip of the iceberg apparently. A typical innovation model begins with plenty of ideas, testing the best of them, and getting feedback from customers to further tweak the product or service.

The Thin Line Between Innovation and Insanity

Qmarkets

As Arthur Schopenhauer recognized, an important idea or truth must ‘endure a hostile reception before it is accepted’ when he said “…First, it is ridiculed. This post explains why it’s so important to be open minded to new ideas, because they might end up being revolutionary.

Déjà vu all over again: Corporate innovation is stuck in a rut

The Future Shapers

That is not to say that these organizations have never conducted innovation activities, or attempted tasks like brainstorming or idea generation. With a hat tip to Doblin, it’s time to think beyond product innovation. Beyond the concept of core innovation – that is, discovering new needs, developing new ideas and creating and providing new products and services – is the plague that I call the “adjectification” of innovation.

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Creating Compelling Challenges

HunchBuzz

They can take many forms - seeking ideas, feedback, cross-collaboration, awareness raising, or encouraging employee engagement. There is an art to creating compelling challenges that engage users and generate ideas. Perhaps this is what attracted me to HunchBuzz which is all about open collaboration and using the wisdom of the crowd to generate ideas and solve problems. What's the next amazing product idea?”. Challenges are at the heart of HunchBuzz.