Brainstorming Infographic for Ideas Week 2012


We received a fantastic tweet today (@ideasworldwide) from @cashzilla to help celebrate International Ideas Week 2012 which is happening next week.

Cashzilla have created an amazing infographic on brainstorming techniques , including information on Osborn’s Method, Brainstorming in Business,  the Left Brain vs the Right Brain and Brainstorming Techniques.

Here’s the infographic: Brainstorming

Cashzilla is a blog run by a group of people working for a digital marketing agency. They’re not trying to sell anything but they end up blogging about clients or companies with connections to our clients. As it seems they have done in our case and we’re very happy they have done so.

Here’s what Cashzilla say about International Ideas Week and why they’re getting involved with it:

“But, why celebrate an International Ideas week? The main purpose is promoting suggestion schemes and innovation in businesses. The people behind this project want to encourage employees to submit new ideas and employers to start new schemes or to transform old ones.

They believe that many employers do not operate reward and recognition programmes and sometimes they don’t do it due to lack of support. One of the main objectives of the project is highlighting the benefits of a well-organised ideas scheme and to encourage employers to integrate employee participation as part of their business and management strategies.

We’ve created this brainstorming infographic that may give you a better understanding of the whole ideas generation process.

How are you going to take part in the celebrations of the International Ideas Week?”

As for their last question, don’t forget we’re still looking for your idea that would make your day better. If you have an idea, be it feasible or not, then share it with us and you could be in with the chance of winning an iPad 2, courtesy of International Ideas Week 2012 sponsors, Improlity Ltd.

Announcing the International Ideas Week 2012 official sponsor


We are very proud to say that Improlity Ltd have kindly agreed to sponsor International Ideas Week 2012.

Improlity Ltd is the leading software supplier of ideas management, project portfolio management and quality management software worldwide.

We have been working with Improlity Ltd to provide organisations with even more ways to improve their staff suggestion schemes.

So join us and Improlity at International Ideas Week 14 – 18 May 2012

Cardiff 10th May – Engagement and how important it is to business? – Hosted by the Wales Audit Office.

Cardiff – http://ideasweekcardiff.eventbrite.co.uk/

London 15th May – Ideas and Innovation – Unleashing the creativity of employees! – Hosted by the Ministry of Defence.

London – http://ideasweeklondon.eventbrite.co.uk/

Both these events are FREE, but places are limited, to book your place at either of these events please register at the links above:

The Twitter account is @ideasweek2012 and the hashtag for the event will be #iiw2012

So what one idea would make your week better?

International Ideas Week 2011


We have three, free, UK based events to celebrate our annual exciting and innovative approach to workplace challenges. The themes this year will be based around Ideas, Innovation and the Current Economic Crisis.

We propose, with practical examples, to explain the benefits of innovation and ideas programmes to both an organisation and its employees. We know that employee innovation plays an important part of a business, which not only delivers major cost savings but also highly motivates the workforce so that it is fit to face the future.

Should you wish to attend any of these events please complete the booking form here. Continue reading

International Ideas Week 2009


Another great International Ideas Week took place between 11th and 15th May. We held events around the country for both members and non members.

This year we employed a PR company to try and get us some more publicity and overall during the week there were 12 radio interviews carried out. We were hit a little by the MP’s expenses taking up most of the available airtime, however we still think it was a success. Continue reading