25 How many questions can you answer YES to? Were proactive about idea generation. Innovation is more than a suggestion box. Were in touch with our clients. Their suggestions drive our innovation. We get innovative ideas from all levels & divisions of the organization. We partner with people/firms outside the company to get & develop new ideas. We have a clear innovation strategy in place – and everyone knows what it is. I know exactly where to go to learn more about innovation and follow trends. We have a process in place to gather and evaluate good ideas. We actively encourage a culture of curiosity and open dialogue. We continually fuel employees thinking with resources and tools to get better ideas. I actively participate in brainstorms and help develop new ideas. How Innovative Are You?
27 9 innovation tips and tricks where do you find whats next?
28 Innovation Resources and Tips 1. Look Outside Research a topic you know nothing about: astronomy, debt capital markets? Connect the dots: What ideas come to mind?
29 2. Create an Advisory Board Pick 3 people from outside Set up an online forum to centralize discussion Create a Topics Calendar to fuel the interaction Innovation Resources and Tips
30 3. Look for the Weak Signals – Futurist Sources Innovation Watch (www.innovationwatch.com) Long Bets (www.longbets.org) Innovation Resources and Tips
31 Innovation Resources and Tips 4. Visualize it Avoid the familiarity trap. Add web sites and news sources from other countries to your tracking list. Ten by Ten (www.tenbyten.org) Marumushi Newsmap
32 5. See what ideas already exist Creativitypool.com Halfbakery.com Innovation Resources and Tips h a l f b a k e r y
33 6. Google the Future Innovation Resources and Tips
34 Innovation Resources and Tips 7. Become a Lab Rat Google Labs: (labs.google.com) Concept Lab Volvo: (www.volvocars.com/conceptlab) Nike Labs: (www.nike.com/nikelab/) Boeing: (www.newairplane.com)
35 Innovation Resources and Tips 8. Find a Younger Mentor Learn about their world, their technology, their communities.
36 Visit a new store, different coffee shop – do something out of the ordinary to discover the extraordinary 9. Be the Accidental Tourist Innovation Resources and Tips
37 How will innovation impact YOUR bottom line?
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