Posts Tagged ‘Ideation’

The Collective Effort of Creativity in Ideation

With our ever increasing aptitude for technology, CEO’s and thought-leaders are on the hunt for the next big idea; that one product or service that will revolutionize an industry. Recently, Fast Company released “The 100 Most Creative People in Business,” a list recognizing the innovative accomplishments of notable individuals; from people like Charles Arntzen –…

Read More

Creating a Structured, Repeatable Process For Innovation

Established companies do not easily reinvent themselves.  History shows us that Innovation is often the strategy of startups – but not only is it important in getting to the top, innovation is necessary in order to stay on top. New talent, new techniques, and new products are all needed to stay abreast of the competition.…

Read More

Complacency, Stagnancy, and Their Effects on Innovation

Though competition is an unavoidable aspect of business, its effects can potentially foster or deter innovation depending on a leader’s management style. Celebrating success and discouraging failure is a familiar binary for most, but what would happen if a business decides to reverse that paradigm? What if we celebrated failure, and discouraged dwelling on our…

Read More

Successful Innovation Harnesses Idea Management

While most organizations believe that Innovation is required to remain competitive in today’s marketplace, they often do not put enough emphasis on building the organizational capability for innovation. Idea management is a critical step in this process. While creativity and ideas can be found in numerous places and in numerous ways, how you manage them…

Read More

The Eureka Moment of Ideas & Idea Management

  Idea management is the second of critical processes of Robert’s Rules of Innovation and is essential in Innovation and New Product Development (NPD). It is really important to fill the innovation pipeline with ideas from many different sources in your business. Ideas can be generated from associates, sales, and of course R&D. In addition,…

Read More

Innovate With Purpose: Idea Prioritization

Idea Prioritization  Ideation and idea management pack the front end of the New Product Development (NPD) funnel with a wealth of viable concepts. One of the toughest processes in innovation is idea prioritization. Idea prioritization is about how you invest your company’s product development resources. Most companies have too many projects underway for the limited resources available.…

Read More

If ideas are the seeds of innovation…

Innovation is a product of human activity. Innovation keeps life interesting, yet it begins first, with ideation. The creation of a new thought or idea. If ideas are the seeds of innovation, idea management  is the formalization of the processes involved in gathering, sharing, analyzing and executing the ideas generated within an organization and its…

Read More

Innovation Balancing Act

  On June 15th of this year, Nik Wallenda became the first person ever to walk across the roaring Niagra Falls on a 2-inch wire. After battling wind swells, and thick mist, Wallenda completed his walk crossing from the United States into Canada.     He was greeted by a Canadian customs agent who asked,…

Read More

Can Innovation Be a Structured Repeatable Process?

When Innovation comes to mind, the first thing people may think of is creativity, spontaneity, or a momentary stroke of genius. But can innovation occur out of a structured, repeatable process? The answer, in short, is yes. In fact, in order to build a long-term culture of sustained innovation, a structured process must be put…

Read More

Is your Idea pipeline being filled and maintained?

If even 1% of new ideas succeed, it can lead to a huge payoff. A steady stream of ideas is what fuels Innovation, so one of Robert’s Rules of Innovation imperatives is Ideation, or the idea management processes . On any new product development team, it is up to the leader to facilitate ideation sessions…

Read More