Mike and Gray explore the world of Employee Ideation Funnels and why they may not be the BEST tool to start your innovation program with!
Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta. The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta.Host: Mike Procee is an entrepreneur, facilitator, innovator and problem solver. Working in the Calgary Energy Sector, Mike strives to build the innovation ecosystem and community. From his volunteer position on the Strategic Capability Network, where he founded the Calgary Innovation Peer Forum, to pursuing his DBA in Winter 2024, focused on innovation, Mike is pushing the thinking on what it means to be a corporate innovation practitioner.
Guest: Gray Somerville is a serial entrepreneur and innovation expert who has co-founded three successful startups; helped dozens of organizations design, implement, and manage innovation programs; and was the principal designer of the frameworks, processes, and training materials that undergird the LaunchPath innovation management platform. Helping organizations and individuals achieve their full potential through proactive, systematic innovation is Gray’s passion, vocation, and sport.
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"The success of your innovation program does not depend upon ideas, it depends on innovators""In many cases, the big creative idea happens deep in the [Innovation] process""You need a complete innovation system, but at the smallest possible scale""If you are putting your hopes in a typical ideation funnel program, you are three ways away from the program collapsing"
Credits...This Episode Sponsored By: New Idea MachineEpisode Music: Tony Del DeganCreator & Producer: Al Del Degan