What is the best ideation tool for idea collection and management?
We're looking for a tool that is aligned to the nature of a "immature" organization entering into a innovation cycle. This tool should both support the nature of the challenge ahead and enable the development of the company and staff as we progress. Any advice?
The key features of an "immature" organization are frequent changes with a blurred direction. Specific tools may be used but need to abandon after a short while. The normal approach is I will adopt Agile mindset and design the organization to execute on an agile platform so that it will shape up as and when required.
There are 4 key phases that need to be considered. Phase 1 - ideation (have a framework for what constitutes an idea), Phase 2 - criteria for selecting winning ideas, Phase 3 - stage gate process to translate winning ideas into full baked solutions and Phase 4 - implementation.
Use a thoughtful survey technique that focuses on what the organization wants to achieve as a goal. Combined this with statistic report for at least 3 years of experience from organizations with similar goal. From analyzing both data you have to design your own pattern to collect ideas based on options that are purely unique to get attention.