Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere!

fromAnywhereEveryone has the potential to be creative. We all create everyday, whether we’re at home, work, in the garden or at school. these ideas help us in our daily lives and we often take them for granted because we think they’re small or insignificant. But sometimes we could come up with an idea that is so useful for the market that it can be called an innovation. The problem is that many people are uncomfortable getting their idea out, or too timid to step out of their comfort zones. Continue reading “Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere!”

Idea Generation Methods

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It’s always a challenge to bring the innovative culture of any organization to higher level. After promotion of innovation program and removing the barriers, one of tasks connected with that challenge is to be successful in Idea Generation. The focus can be on the quantity of ideas, but it is also always expected, that this ideas have a certain quality to be able to get realized at the end. Continue reading “Idea Generation Methods”

Creative workshops with students

I have the opportunity to run brainstorming events for students and the biggest impression is that it’s not the same thing as doing workshop in some company. First, they never have enough time to finish their idea, if you give them a full day, they’ll spend it brainstorming. They are often stucked at one idea and try to go to technical details spending too much time on one idea, even if they have brainstorming rules on the desk. But, they are used to have authority, so they listen to all advices – that’s why here the role of facilitator is … Continue reading Creative workshops with students

The power of innovation campaigns

It’s easy to start innovation campaign, but to do it in a right way you need to be stick to some principles. So, to get really good, focused ideas much work has to be done before the start. If it’s possible it is best to have fixed topic, maybe also the customer behind it! Then your participants will have the biggest chance for innovation. It’s not important to buy newest piece of software to support the campaign, it can be done in a simplest way, which is in most cases – the best way. Sharepoint or even the Excel sheets … Continue reading The power of innovation campaigns

first workshop abroad

I have done my “Innovations & Creativity Workshop” first time outside Croatia. The pleasure was to be in Budapest for 2 days in front of creative people who was interested to listen to my stories. The reaction is almost the same as in Croatia, inventor stories about silly innovations, accidental inventions and success stories was best accepted. Open innovation chapter was also very interesting and I’m now sure that everyone could be convinced that open innovations are future in many companies. Next thing that is always interesting wherever I am, are inpirational internet sites mentioned in last post (creativity avalanche). … Continue reading first workshop abroad

10 tips for successful brainstorming session

When you have a group of people and you need to take their ideas from selected topic I can give you few tips: 1. start with mentioning expected results 2. use existing examples of realized ideas to avake inspiration 3. smile and mention funny ideas from past 4. write down every idea 5. try to include every participant 6. never focus to much only on one/two participants who have most ideas 7. after session send titles of all ideas to participants 8. send your notes to idea creator and ask for details 9. be boring when it comes to get … Continue reading 10 tips for successful brainstorming session

innovation brainstorming workshops

Last month, I had four innovation workshops with brainstorming sessions, and what I learned is that in each group I can expect allways different situation. I had groups with 7-17 participants, they were from the same technical field and have the same techical knowledge. What was common in all 4 workshops is that the boss is always the leader with most ideas(that’s good), other innovative people from past are followers, but some of participants haven’t contribute at all. I reach some of them, with showing the benefits of ideas to indivudual(incentives+glory). Important is to notify about successful ideas from their … Continue reading innovation brainstorming workshops