Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory

Exago

Successful innovation is only possible if the best ideas can reach you. A strong ideation factory, based on a culture of innovation, is the fourth element of successful innovation in 2020. The post Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory appeared first on Exago. Blog collaborative innovation collective intelligence employees engagement gamification ideation

The Secrets to Effective, Efficient Ideation

Innovation Excellence

Most ideation is done in. Disruption Innovation Leadership R&D Business Models Creativity Crowdsourcing culture Customers Design Thinking Disruptive Innovation Entrepreneurship ideas ideation ideation management Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking insight StrategyWe all want to win the never-ending race for great, effective, profitable new ideas.

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Ideation Workshop Game Plan

Beyond the Obvious

So what do you need to know as the leader of an ideation workshop? Book Book Excerpts generate ideas ideation workshop ideation workshop game plan innovation workshop Killer QuestionsA workshop has multiple elements—participants, Killer Questions, and so on—but at the end of the day, the quality of the ideas directly relates to your ability to create a highly functional, highly effective group. In the following series of posts I’m […].

Ideation in Times of Crisis

InnovationManagement

The post Ideation in Times of Crisis appeared first on InnovationManagement. Collaborative Innovation Open Innovation coast guard continuous improvement coronavirus covid-19 Creativity crisis crisis response Crowdsourcing disaster preparedness disaster response Ideation social distancingIf you’re thinking about launching a crowdsourcing campaign to respond to some of these challenges brought about by COVID-19, now is a good time.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

How to Do Remote Ideation Right

helloFUTURE

Some folks are having a tough time ideating remotely, but if you ask me, in some situations, it works better. design thinking ideation innovation remote

4 Golden Rules of Ideation

Board of Innovation

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Ideation Pitfalls Part 1: The Herd Effect

Innovation Excellence

Most companies don’t have a problem with generating innovation ideas. Innovation ideation innovation ideas innovation processMany are awash with ideas. The problem is usually working out which ideas to resource and investigate further. And it is this process of initial idea evaluation that is often flawed. It results in good ideas being killed before they can even sprout any limbs.

29 Innovation Activities for Your Next Ideation

Innovation Excellence

I often get asked what activities a team should do in ideation to get better results and keep it fun. While there's a limitless list of possibilities that need to be tailored to each innovation challenge, I do have some favorites. Here are 29 that work and are adaptable to a variety of businesses and challenges.

Ideation Pitfalls Part 2: The Not Normal Issue

Innovation Excellence

It may surprise you to learn that you and your team are not the best people to be judging potential innovations generated at the ideation stage. Innovation ideation innovation ideas innovation process not normalSo, I hate to be the one to tell you…but you, and many people in your business, are not normal! The Not Normal Issue Just in the.

Jessica Day on Intrapreneurs, Ideation, and Innovation

IdeaScale

CEOs and their innovation teams have such power, but focus and direction are necessary to unleash it.?. Innovate or be left behind — that’s the reality of the business world. To that end, many businesses are forming innovation teams and looking to intrapreneurs to jump-start the process and keep it rolling. Jessica Day, vice president of IdeaScale, the largest cloud-based innovation software platform in the world, has some advice about how to find and cultivate intrapreneurs.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

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.

More Ideation means more Innovation – Simple

Innovation Excellence

Spigit is a leading innovation management software company. They recently published a research paper entitled ‘Quantifying a Culture of Innovation.’ They report a significant correlation between ideation rates. Innovation Brainstorm idea management ideation Kellogg School of Management spigit’ Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management carried out a study of data from 154 corporate customers of Spigit over a five year period.

Finding the Ideation and Product Development Balance

IdeaScale

At some point, you have to stop ideating and start putting those ideas into production. But for many businesses, finding the line between ideation and product development can be tricky. Not every industry is in a massive rush to innovate, and there’s an important distinction between getting to market first and getting the right product to market. Want to learn more about balancing your ideation and product development processes, and how a great platform can help?

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

Qmarkets

The Enexis Group finds itself in an industry prime for innovation stagnation; well-established solutions, a workforce often resistant to change, and heavy regulation on procedures and costs, means that spontaneous innovation is not something that can happen easily.

All you need to know about Ideation

Board of Innovation

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Driving Collaboration to Sustainable Innovation

Speaker: Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director, Social and Collaboration, IDC

Join Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director from IDC, as he reveals key insights from his recent research on the importance of collaboration, and discover how you can drive sustainable results through teamwork within your organization.

The 4 Pillars of a Successful Ideation Program

Innovation Excellence

Those insights are grouped into four main pillars for managing a successful ideation program Continue reading → Innovation Management Strategy Uncategorized idea management Idea quality Idea Submission ideation Ideation ProgramWe found 10 useful insights that lead to better ideas that impact the bottom line.

Master Ideation with this Checklist

Innovation 360 Group

The process of realising innovation rarely happens in a linear manner. Our research has shown that radical innovators (those that create aspire to realise significant change) are far more rigorous and struc t ured in the ir approach and use of process than those that pursue only incremental innovation (gradual change). Give feedback to the ideators on the progress of their ideas. Update ideators on what clusters and hypotheses their ideas belong to.

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

Qmarkets

The Enexis Group find themselves in an industry prime for innovation stagnation; well-established solutions, a workforce often resistant to change, and heavy regulation on procedures and costs, means that spontaneous innovation is not something that can happen easily.

Should the Manager be in the Ideation Meeting?

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability Case Study Creativity Innovation Brainstorm deference facilitator ideation manager nominal pass the parcel PresentYou want to hold a meeting with your team in order to generate some really creative ideas. You would like the group to challenge assumptions, think differently and come up with plenty of radical proposals. Here is the dilemma. You naturally want to lead the meeting but should you be in the room at all?

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

It is an example of an innovative new blend – ‘country rap’ The lesson is clear. Creative people do not have to be in the same room in order to collaborate on innovations. We need to work remotely and we need to innovate so why not combine the two?

An Ideation Exercise

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Creativity Innovation innovative thinking michael graber Southern Growth StudioOne generative exercise for any CPG company to explore growing market share is hold a session where a team role-plays a wide array of alternative revenue models for a particular brand.

Changes to Drive More Value from Your Innovation / Ideation Platform

InnovationManagement

In our previous article we focused on some of the serious issues being faced by clients and vendors who are working with innovation / ideation platforms. Enabling Factors Trend Alert

Taming Blue Sky Ideation: Collecting Ideas that are Both Novel and Valuable

IdeaScale

The most common pitfall when running a “general” or “blue sky ideation” campaign is to assume this means you no longer need constraints or a problem statement. The post Taming Blue Sky Ideation: Collecting Ideas that are Both Novel and Valuable appeared first on IdeaScale. Voice of IdeaScale blue sky creativity ideation Innovation problem statementsI frequently hear from some clients the desire or need to hold “general” or “blue sky” campaigns. “We

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. to measure innovativeness, a task that was once considered next to impossible. For example, if an innovative process (say automation) can save time and money and. Innovation is di?cult innovation. innovation Improved.

Ideation results from the YouthSpeak Forum 2018

Be-novative

social innovation ideationThe YouthSpeak Forum is an initiative held annually around the world, organized by AIESEC and supported by the United Nations to bring young people together in dialogue and action regarding the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ideation Rate: Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Planview Spigit

MIT’s Sloan Management Review recently published a story that focuses on the research Spigit conducted with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management around quantifying a culture of innovation. In other words, we set out to move beyond the why behind creating a culture of innovation and look at the how. In doing so, we surfaced actions a company can take actually build and sustain a culture of innovation. What is ideation rate?

Innovation Metrics: Ideation Rate vs. Implementation Rate

IdeaScale

Measuring innovation isn’t the same as measuring traditional business metrics like market size, gross margins, or return on investment. Good innovation management requires its own set of metrics. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t measure innovation success. To get up to speed quickly on these stages, have a look at IdeaScale’s Tracking Innovation infographic. Submitted Ideas (Ideation). Submitted ideas represent the widest part of the innovation funnel.

Prototyping at each stage of ideation

Board of Innovation

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The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. (Part 1)

Board of Innovation

Recently I guided a 3 day ideation brainstorm for NGA at their HQ in London. The post The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. Part 1) appeared first on Board of Innovation. IdeationThis is the first 3-day workshop of 2 sessions to explore & develop new opportunities for this global HR service provider. 8500 employees, +$850M turnover). In this post I’ll describe what tools we used to end up with a first selection of 13 concepts. Of course I.

Your Corporate Ideation Submission Process Directly impacts the success of your innovation initiatives

IdeaHunt

Your Corporate Ideation Submission Process Directly impacts the success of your innovation initiatives The means through which internal team members submit their ideas for innovations, the feasibility of submitting the ideas, the framework for their submission ensuring their quality, and the organization or storage of these ideas (or lack thereof), has a direct impact + Read More. Corporate Innovation Innovation Corporate Ideation Process Ideation Process

Ideation Software: It’s Not Just for Innovation Departments

Planview Spigit

ideation software. is that it’s exclusively for innovation departments to use to generate breakthrough products and services. It is called “innovation” software after all, right? Based on in-depth customer research we conducted, which you can read more about in our 2017 Business Innovation Report , it’s clear that ideation isn’t a siloed initiative any longer. Ideation is touching many areas of a business. The use cases for ideation software are vast.

Intel & Innovation – IT Industry Giant Launches Qmarkets’ Ideation Platform Across Strategic Business Units

Qmarkets

The Intel Business Innovation Team have launched Qmarkets’ award winning idea management platform to collect innovative ideas and solutions from employees of specific internal business units.

Intel & Innovation – IT Industry Giant Launches Qmarkets’ Ideation Platform Across Strategic Business Units

Qmarkets

The Intel Business Innovation Team has launched Qmarkets’ award-winning idea management platform to collect innovative ideas and solutions from employees of specific internal business units.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Running an Ideation Program

Innovation Excellence

One of the first misses in an employe ideation system is not tracking ideas in the first place. Continue reading → Innovation Management Strategy ideation WorkplaceThere are a few reasons that this is important. First, building the organizational skill to effectively manage employee ideas takes time. It’s rare that a program to become an overnight success. For that reason, leveraging a maturity model for idea management is a good way to understand progress.

Bringing ideation to life is about speaking to people's emotions

Ideanote

Inspired by the Copenhagen Catalog , Ideanote team visited Techfestival to talk to people about some of its principles and their take on innovation. Founded in 2016, ISS Corporate Garage serves as an autonomous unit outside ISS that is tasked with unleashing ISS innovation power. Maz's role is building new growth which comprises of innovation, testing new business ideas, and collaboration with businesses outside ISS world. Debunking Innovation

Ideation: Anatomy of a New Product Idea

Taivara

Ideation: Anatomy of a New Product Idea. In the broadest sense, we’re talking about open innovation. It’s a concept outlined in The Innovator’s Method and maps the customer journey/jobs to be done, identifies pain points, performs root cause analysis ( 5 Whys ) and outline assumptions underlying key problems. Kevin drives product innovation for Taivara, testing promising business markets and forging robust client relationships to boost top-line revenue.

How to Run Ideation Campaigns that Generate Real Value

Innovation 360 Group

It is sometimes also referred to as the democratization of ideation, or crowd-sourcing ideas. But just believing in the benefits of democratizing ideation is not sufficient for running an effective and successful ideation campaign in your organization. A poorly constructed campaign can be a huge waste of time and effort, and set back the cause of innovation. For ideations to be business critical, they need to be connected to strategic initiatives of the organization.

Participation leads to Innovation

Destination Innovation

Spigit is a leading innovation management software company. They recently published a research paper entitled ‘Quantifying a Culture of Innovation.’ They report a significant correlation between ideation rates (generating good ideas) and profit growth. They found that four factors were particularly important for success with innovation and growth. Frequency – the more brainstorm and ideation events the better.

What the ideation platform marketplace is getting wrong – the 7-year itch?

InnovationManagement

The ideation platform marketplace hasn’t really changed that much in the past 7 years or so. There was an early burst of innovative design and alignment with user needs, but at this point the sector seems to have stagnated in terms of how they add value. Strategies challenge innovation platform strategyCall it reaching middle age, or perhaps they are having a 7-year itch?