Tag Archives: Facilitation

Time to Replace Your Chief Innovation Officer

Among my innovation peers, we have talked about how crucial executive commitment is, and some organizations have responded by hiring Innovation Managers, Innovation Directors, VP's of Innovation, and Chief Innovation Officers (CINO's not CIO's so there is no confusion with Chief Information Officers). One of the dangers of putting people in charge of innovation though, is...

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Five Successful Ideation Session Essentials

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the “essence” (in its very scholastic sense) of ideation sessions. We believe that clear definition of the problem(s) to be solved, divergence and convergence, exploration inside and outside the paradigm, adaptive and innovative problem solving styles and an efficient facilitation process must all be elements of successful ideation.

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25 Tips for Innovation Facilitators

The fuzzy front end of innovation confronts you with a lot of questions. In my new book ‘Creating innovative Products and Services’ I try to solve them with the FORTH innovation method. Ideating new products and services go hand in hand with series of brainstorming sessions and workshops. In order to facilitate all these meetings effectively, it demands three capabilities ...

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