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Intent or purpose: 
To generate ideas using all four Innovation Styles of visioning, exploring, experimenting and modifying
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Pre-Work Required: 
Customizing the questions for the workshop
Procedures: 

<b>Instructions</b><br>
1. Define and describe an issue for which you want some new, creative ideas. <br>
2. Take four to six minutes for each Style. Generate ideas using either the questions below or questions customized to your issue: <br><br>
<b>Visioning:</b><br>
- General: What ideas could give us an ideal future? <br>
- Emotion-based Ideas: What would excite us? <br>
- Getting Ideas from Customers: <br>
- What could meet the long-term goals and strategy? <br>
- New Products or Services: What ideas represent the ideal wishes of our customers? <br>
- Organizational Change Processes: What could produce the best possible "world-class" organization? <br>
- Quality Process Improvement: What could give us the ultimate process? <br>
- Strategic Planning: How can we be ideally positioned in our industry? <br><br>
<b>Exploring:</b><br>
- General: What ideas could start with new assumptions? <br>
- Emotion-based Ideas: What would surprise us? <br>
- Getting Ideas from Customers: What could revolutionize the way things are done? <br>
- New Products or Services: What ideas would break the rules of "conventional wisdom" about our industry?<br>
- Organizational Change Processes: What could shake up (or "unfreeze") the organization to allow a new way of doing things? <br>
- Quality Process Improvement: What could we do if we started from scratch? <br>
- Strategic Planning: How can we rewrite the rules of competition or invent new industries? <br> <br>
<b>Experimenting: </b><br>
- General: What ideas could combine different elements? <br>
- Emotion-based Ideas: What would amuse us? <br>
- Getting Ideas from Customers: What could be tested to see how it works under trial circumstances? <br>
- New Products or Services: What ideas have the right mix of features?<br>
- Organizational Change Processes: What could give us the best synergy among our units and capabilities? <br>
- Quality Process Improvement: What could combine the best features of many processes? <br>
- Strategic Planning: How can we synthesize different capabilities, markets, technologies, and partnerships? What can we combine to form a new solution? <br><br>
<b>Modifying: </b><br>
- General: What ideas could we adapt or modify to what we've done? <br>
- Emotion-based Ideas: What would satisfy us? <br>
- Getting Ideas from Customers: What could be added to what is already in place?<br>
- New Products or Services: What ideas would extend our current offerings? <br>
- Organizational Change Processes: What could preserve the best of the status quo and still move us forward? <br>
- Quality Process Improvement: What could improve on the current process? <br>
- Strategic Planning: How can we build upon our core strengths and competencies?<br>

How flexible is the process?: 
quite
Follow-Up Required: 
process the ideas
Background
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unknown
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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