Ideation Workshop

A full-day ideation workshop agenda with tips & tools

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  • Time: 8 hours
  • Participants: 6-30
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Facilitators: 1-2 needed
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Objectives

  • Come up with a large number of innovative ideas that the team can filter down to the best one(s).
  • Inspire participants to think out-of-the-box through disruptive cases, future tech & trends and opposite thinking.

When should this session be delivered?

Whenever an innovative solution is needed to move your cause forward. Ideation workshops might be applied at various scenarios, such as:

  • In the process of developing new services or products
  • In the early phases of a project to broaden the perspectives
  • Innovating on business strategies
  • Finding new angles to solve complex problems

Innovation projects work best when there is a multi-disciplinary team driving the venture, the same goes for ideation sessions. Try to get a good mix of technical and commercial profiles from different business units in the room.

Who can facilitate it?

Facilitating an ideation workshop is something which might be out of your comfort zone but as long as you understand the exercises you plan to do you should be fine.

If you are looking for a professional facilitator for your ideation workshop, you may consider Board of Innovation as expert innovation facilitators.

Check out the template details including step-by-step plan with instructions, worksheets, timings, printable schedule and more

Support materials

  • Brainstorming Cards
  • Opposition Thinking Tool
  • Trend Matrix
  • Analogy Thinking Template
  • +50 Business & Revenue Model Examples
  • Idea Shopping Cart
  • Concept Cards

What is ideation?

As per Board of Innovation:

Ideation is the process of forming ideas and concepts. In the corporate environment, “Ideation” defines the generation of new ideas and concepts to solve specific problems, either problems that your customers or clients are facing (thus creating business concepts for new products and services that your organization can provide them with), or problems that your organization is experiencing (thus resulting into improvements in the internal structure or processes).

In both these scenarios, you’ll need to gather the right set of minds from your organization and a good mix of facilitators to build awesome new ideas for your team to take action on.

About the company

Board of Innovation makes corporates innovate like startups through strategy consulting, HR talent schemes and organizational transformation programs.

We don’t just facilitate the process of innovation. Our team will bring own business ideas to the table. Our innovation tools help to copy business principles from one industry to the other. We like to get our hands dirty as co-entrepreneurs. Together we look for the most suited way to test your innovative business case in a real market context.