Have more breakthrough ideas
The greatest source of
competitive advantage
is creativity.
Black Belt
1.5 million
euros
Green Belt Project
1 million in Savings
Idea System
8 million savings
2 types of new ideas
Improvements
Innovations
Most creative acts are
not plannedfor,
or even anticipated
Most great ideas come from
front line staff individuals,
not management
Study of projects in Japan
Facts:
• More then ½ award winning projects initiated by
individuals, not anticipated by manage...
Creating an idea system
Go after
SMALL ideas
Small ideas
• Would you prefer to implement 1 big idea or
10 small ideas?
• Easier to implement:
– Less resistance
– Easie...
Share your
good ideas
How to share new ideas?
• Who needs to know this buttons?
• Ideas of the week/month newsletter
• Ideas corner on intranet
...
Don’t
reward or incent
idea creation!!!
Quantity
and quality
of ideas
Money paid for
individual ideas
Not so easily
quantifiable ideas
Easily
quantifiable
ideas
Make ideas part of everyone’s job
Idea Goals
• For Employees measure:
– Quantity and quality of ideas
– Number of ideas, number of ideas implemented
• For M...
Measure how many ideas get
implemented
The idea board
Increase share of wallet Increase efficiency Innovate Growth
Actions
These are the goal categories of what we want to achi...
Increase share of wallet Increase efficiency Innovate Growth
Actions
PROBLEMS GO HERE
Input can be complaints, inefficienc...
Problems are
half
of the
solutions
Hold weekly 30 minute idea
meetings
Decide about what to
work on
Increase share of wallet Increase efficiency Innovate Growth
Actions
ACTIONS GO
HERE
Actions Owner Date
Increase share of wallet Increase efficiency Innovate Growth
Actions
PROBLEMS GO HERE
Input can be complaints, inefficienc...
Good idea process
• Drive down decision making and
implementation to the lowest possible levels
• Pass constraints down as...
Only report
implemented
actions!!
Be
Process-Oriented
Not
Results-Oriented
Avoid Cost- Benefit
Analysis
How far can CBA see?
CBA
• Can be good priority/ decision making tool
– appropriate when outcomes are well known or
when prior experience with ...
Aspects easy to
quantify
Aspects hard to
quantify
Non-quantifiable
aspects
Unknown
aspects
Benefits
Costs
Ask for specific
problems to be solved
Focus Employees on Ideas You
Want
• Articulate and legitimize
• Focusing people on particular topics leads to
more ideas
•...
Change creates the need
for further change
How to increase creativity
6 elements of creativity
Self-initiated activity
How can we promote self-
initiated activity?
Unofficial activity
How can we promote unofficial
activity?
Serendipity
Fortunate Accidents Sagacity Creativity+ =
How can we promote
serendipity?
Diverse Stimuli
How can we promote diverse
stimuli?
Within-company communication
How can we promote within
company communication?
Strong Alignment
How can we promote strong
alignment?
Questions?
Thank you!
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A presentation I delivered after attending a workshop on creating an idea system. The content (though not the pictures/slides or recaps) are taken directly from that workshop--if you are interested go here: http://www.ideasarefree.com/.
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  • Benefits? Machine? Why?
  • Add next slide with graph
  • Set targets/expectations for idea creation
  • Collect ideas througout the week
  • Do-able
    Priority
  • Include other slides; make sure to include something on the short sightedness of CBA.
  • Aspects easy to quantify, hard to quantify, non-quantifiable, unknown
  • Increasing creativity is about raising probabilities; in this respect it is similar to managing a casino
  • Have more breakthrough ideas

    1. 1. Have more breakthrough ideas
    2. 2. The greatest source of competitive advantage is creativity.
    3. 3. Black Belt 1.5 million euros Green Belt Project 1 million in Savings Idea System 8 million savings
    4. 4. 2 types of new ideas
    5. 5. Improvements
    6. 6. Innovations
    7. 7. Most creative acts are not plannedfor, or even anticipated
    8. 8. Most great ideas come from front line staff individuals, not management
    9. 9. Study of projects in Japan Facts: • More then ½ award winning projects initiated by individuals, not anticipated by management • Novelty and impact of these projects far exceeded those initiated by management • Award winning projects were individual initiated • Not especially novel ones were management initiated
    10. 10. Creating an idea system
    11. 11. Go after SMALL ideas
    12. 12. Small ideas • Would you prefer to implement 1 big idea or 10 small ideas? • Easier to implement: – Less resistance – Easier to do – Lower risk – Better for learning • Stay proprietary and create sustainable competitive advantage
    13. 13. Share your good ideas
    14. 14. How to share new ideas? • Who needs to know this buttons? • Ideas of the week/month newsletter • Ideas corner on intranet • Ideas searchable database • My great idea workshop • Push and pull strategies (push- newsletter, ideas corner, pull database, workshops)
    15. 15. Don’t reward or incent idea creation!!!
    16. 16. Quantity and quality of ideas Money paid for individual ideas
    17. 17. Not so easily quantifiable ideas Easily quantifiable ideas
    18. 18. Make ideas part of everyone’s job
    19. 19. Idea Goals • For Employees measure: – Quantity and quality of ideas – Number of ideas, number of ideas implemented • For Managers measure: – How well they promote ideas – How many get implemented from their teams **there is no such thing as a bad idea
    20. 20. Measure how many ideas get implemented
    21. 21. The idea board
    22. 22. Increase share of wallet Increase efficiency Innovate Growth Actions These are the goal categories of what we want to achieve
    23. 23. Increase share of wallet Increase efficiency Innovate Growth Actions PROBLEMS GO HERE Input can be complaints, inefficiencies, new ways of doing things, from your team or from suggestions from others
    24. 24. Problems are half of the solutions
    25. 25. Hold weekly 30 minute idea meetings
    26. 26. Decide about what to work on
    27. 27. Increase share of wallet Increase efficiency Innovate Growth Actions ACTIONS GO HERE Actions Owner Date
    28. 28. Increase share of wallet Increase efficiency Innovate Growth Actions PROBLEMS GO HERE Input can be complaints, inefficiencies, new ways of doing things, from your team or from suggestions from others ACTIONS GO HERE Actions Owner Date
    29. 29. Good idea process • Drive down decision making and implementation to the lowest possible levels • Pass constraints down as well • Resource support functions for the volume and type of ideas that come in, make supporting ideas part of the job • Only pass up completed work
    30. 30. Only report implemented actions!!
    31. 31. Be Process-Oriented Not Results-Oriented
    32. 32. Avoid Cost- Benefit Analysis
    33. 33. How far can CBA see?
    34. 34. CBA • Can be good priority/ decision making tool – appropriate when outcomes are well known or when prior experience with similar situations • Tends to see the costs more readily then the benefits – Estimates CBA sees as little as 20% of benefits • Increases the cost of decision making, filters out small ideas
    35. 35. Aspects easy to quantify Aspects hard to quantify Non-quantifiable aspects Unknown aspects Benefits Costs
    36. 36. Ask for specific problems to be solved
    37. 37. Focus Employees on Ideas You Want • Articulate and legitimize • Focusing people on particular topics leads to more ideas • Expose employees to new experiences to broaden their perspectives – Improve their powers of observation – Hone their idea generating skills – Give them problem-sensitizing questions
    38. 38. Change creates the need for further change
    39. 39. How to increase creativity
    40. 40. 6 elements of creativity
    41. 41. Self-initiated activity
    42. 42. How can we promote self- initiated activity?
    43. 43. Unofficial activity
    44. 44. How can we promote unofficial activity?
    45. 45. Serendipity Fortunate Accidents Sagacity Creativity+ =
    46. 46. How can we promote serendipity?
    47. 47. Diverse Stimuli
    48. 48. How can we promote diverse stimuli?
    49. 49. Within-company communication
    50. 50. How can we promote within company communication?
    51. 51. Strong Alignment
    52. 52. How can we promote strong alignment?
    53. 53. Questions? Thank you!
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