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Latest Articles on all Themes
Most business and institutional ideation activities, such as brainstorming,
ideas campaigns, suggestion schemes and just about everything else, focus on
delivering a list of ideas. That, of course, is why it is called &qu...
How to Get Great Ideas from Your Team
The thing about brainstorming, idea management and other business
tools for collecting ideas is that they are artificial processes that attempt
to induce creativity on groups and, as such, acknowledge a simple fact: the
office is a terrible place for having and developing ideas!
Multicultural (and inter-planetary) teams can be very creative if you are
aware of the challenges.
International & Multicultural Teams
Diverse teams are creative teams and since creativity feeds innovation, diverse
teams are also great for innovation. Leading a team with people from other countries
and cultures is a...
Living Overseas Boosts Creativity
It has long been said that travel broadens the mind. That has never been tested
empirically until recently. And the result is that travel alone is not sufficient
to boost creativity. Living overseas, however, has been demonstrated to improve
creative thinking ability! So, if you want a quick route to enhanced creativity,
leave the country!
William W. M...
Anticonventional Presentation Story
Anticonventional thinking need not be a long collaborative process. It can
also be a matter of recognising that you do not want to take a conventional
action in a particular situation and pushing yourself to look for unconventional,
original options. The ke...
Conventional Is Too Conventional
This may seem obvious, but the problem with conventional thinking is that it
does not lead to truly new ideas, creativity or innovation. Yet most of us individually
and collectively -- in our families, organisations and communities -- think
and behave conventionally.
Even business creativity tends to be conventional. Te...
Pimp Your Suggestion Scheme: Idea Management Ideas
Most larger organisations have some kind of suggestion scheme, whether a simple
web form for submitting ideas, a sophisticated idea management tool that provides
lots of features, or something in between. Very likely, your firm has such a
I used to make and market an idea management software cal...
When it comes to product innovation, packaging is arguably just as important
as the product itself. But did you know packaging innovation is also important
when it comes to services?
If you are not yet an expert on packaging innovation, don't panic! Here is
a summary of everything you need to know!
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this is an original article by Jeffrey Baumgartner which was first published
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