Always Share Your Stupid Idea

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Always Share Your Stupid Idea As adults, we always fear looking stupid in front of others, especially our boss. One of the hardest parts of an idea generation session is allowing yourself to let go. Allowing yourself to stop filtering your crazy ideas. When you share an idea, it gives your team the opportunity to build off of it. An …

Innovation Training: Which Program is Right for You?

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So, you are looking for training on how to innovate. Perhaps it is a skill you personally want to develop, or it is a strategic initiative within your organization. As with most things, you ask Google what is out there and are immediately bombarded by a range of programs from various providers with an even bigger range of fees and …

Using Stimulus to Innovate (Pt. 2 of 2)

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In part one of this two-part series, we explored how we can use stimulus mining to support innovation. We learned that there are really six types of stimulus we can use as inspiration to help us generate winning ideas. Insight Mining – The voice of the customer Market Mining – What the competition is doing Wisdom Mining – Academic research …

Using Stimulus to Innovate (Pt. 1 of 2)

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Have you ever found yourself stuck when dealing with a problem or an opportunity? Instead of spinning your wheels, consider doing some rapid research! In Innovation Engineering we call this Stimulus Mining. But first, a quick definition. What is Stimulus Mining? Stimulus Mining is taking the time (with your team or on your own) to complete targeted research that drives …

Choosing the Right Innovation Champion

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We work with a number of established organizations across different industries who recognize the need for and are willing to invest in innovation. Quickly they realize that they need to identify and build the skills and abilities of innovation champions to help run projects and support the development of an innovation culture. In Innovation Engineering, those champions become certified as …

Has Your Great Idea Stalled?

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It can be a defeating feeling when you are passionate about your idea but the people you are sharing it with just don’t see the value in it. Or maybe you have an existing product/service or internal system that that is sliding down the backside of the curve. This leaves you with three options: 1. Push the idea ahead as …

Top 5 Ways to Make Your Development Process a Strategic Advantage

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Have you ever been really excited about an idea, only to see it die a slow, painful death through a rigid, cumbersome, and ultimately, expensive development process? You are not alone. Over and over again we see organizations invest time, money and effort generating ideas that don’t see the light of day. Some see that as a problem, but if …

Are you trying to improve a bad system?

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  Innovation is not always about a sexy new product. Quite often innovations actually go unmentioned to the outside world because they are internal system innovations. Customers may not see them, but they keep an organization competitive. Now before reading further, I want to clarify a distinct difference here. Innovating a system or process is not the same thing as …