Innovation sessions as sources of new ideas
by Satu Parjanen
International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), Vol. 11, No. 4, 2012

Abstract: Sustaining open innovation requires better understanding of how collaborative efforts of contributors yield collective creativity. This article examines the possible creativity in innovation session groups and demonstrates that under the right conditions the exchange of ideas in groups may be an important factor for enhancing innovation. An innovation session is a process which concentrates especially on how to get external knowledge to the organisation. This study uses the experiences of the participants of innovation sessions to answer the questions of how to support organisations to bring in new ideas from outside and how to promote collective creativity in group context.

Online publication date: Thu, 28-Aug-2014

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