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The Five Habits of Highly Innovative Organizations

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I was recently asked what I thought the five key ingredients were to setting up an innovation/idea driven organization. My response to the question was rhetorical, “How engaged is your staff?” According to The Gallop Poll (an international research and benchmarking organization that assesses global workforce engagement) the majority of companies typically have somewhere between 20-30% of their staff who are actively engaged.

Product Update September 2018

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This month it's all about making admin's lives easier and your communities more productive. Here's a bunch of new features and improvements to help you drive innovation and get the best from HunchBuzz. This month: a better activity stream, improved widget, custom achievements and much more. Personalized activity stream.

New Zealand – Are we courageous enough to innovate beyond me too?

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September 19th serves as a day to remember. It was on this day one hundred and twenty-five years ago New Zealand had the courage to take an unprecedented first step toward equality, a step most of the world would eventually follow, by granting women the right to vote. Fast forward 125 years, and I am honoured to be living in a country that has had the fortitude to hand over the leadership reins of government to a 38 year-old female millennial. So where to from here?

Run your hackathon with HunchBuzz

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With busy work days and hectic schedules, sometimes it can be hard to make innovation a priority. A great way to overcome this and get the ball rolling on problem solving is to plan a hackathon, where everyone can have uninterrupted time dedicated purely to innovation. Using HunchBuzz to set specific challenges and organize all your new ideas will take your hackathon to the next level. What is a hackathon?

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

August Product Update

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Innovation communities thrive when people are engaged and collbaoration is the key to making the HunchBuzz flywheel turn. Every month we strive to create new features to make HunchBuzz more user friendly - and a compelling place to return to contribute ideas and evaluate others' ideas. Here's the updates for August: General Usability. Achievements. Sharpen your competitive edge with HunchBuzz achievements!

Creating Physical Workspaces For Collaboration and Ideas

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A lot of people have heard of ‘creative’ workplaces, such as Pixar and Google, that boast exciting work environments for collaboration that stimulate their employees. With common cafe areas and unique styled furniture, these offices are unique to the company that created it.

Introducing Idea Management Systems

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Times are changing. In order to stay relevant in an ever-changing, competitive market, companies need to utilize all resources available, and the most valuable resource is the people that make your company run. Great ideas can’t be generated from management alone. Crowdsourcing ideas from employees, partners and customers is the best way to promote innovation from the bottom-up. Why not get feedback from the people that know your company the best?

Product Update June 2018

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Here's the latest product update rollup for June - big improvements to idea creation and editing, an image gallery full of beautiful graphics to light up your ideas, usability enhancements and continuing to improve the admin features and experience. General usability. New idea wizard. The new idea wizard provides a better experience for creating and editing ideas. Instead of filling out a form users are now guided through the idea create/edit process step by step: Image gallery.

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Product Update - Linked Ideas

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Today we released a product update introducing Linked Ideas - the ability to select and connect one or more similar ideas. Great minds think alike and sometimes multiple people will come up with slightly different versions of an idea, or perhaps you want to group some ideas that share a similar theme. Linked Ideas allows you to quickly join ideas together to create a chain, allowing users to quickly navigate between those related ideas. It's a simple concept but incredibly effective.

London Ventures Partnership

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Today we formally launched a partnership with London Ventures - a joint venture that brings innovative private and third sector solutions to the public sector, using cutting-edge technology to reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of services. HunchBuzz is proud to be an affiliate partner providing idea management services to councils in the greater London area. Read more at London Ventures and HunchBuzz

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Mobile app now available

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We’re very excited to announce our app for iOS and Android devices is now available on the Apple and Google Play stores. This is a great way to browse through challenges and ideas on the run, but it also offers the full HunchBuzz experience – voting, commenting, reviewing and even idea creation. Have an idea on the fly? Create it, snap a picture on your phone, save it and you’re done. The app runs on any iOS or Android device.

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We're updating our privacy policy

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Thank you for trusting us with your organization’s information—we value your choice to rely on HunchBuzz for idea and innovation management. We work hard to earn your trust, and that’s why we want to tell you about some new changes to our privacy policy. As you may have heard from other service providers, new data protection laws are being launched around the world (including GDPR in Europe). To keep pace with these new laws, HunchBuzz is updating its privacy policy effective May 25, 2018.

Product Update May 2018

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We hope you're enjoying the new look and feel of HunchBuzz. We'd had lots of positive feedback - and some suggestions of areas we could make it even better. As part of our new product cadence. we're releasing small updates and improvements continuously and rolling out new features monthly. Here's the latest changes that are already in the wild: Usability. #### List view and search You can now switch between card view and list view for both challenges and ideas.

Product Update April 2018

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HunchBuzz is a great tool for your organization to harness ideas from employees and customers – and we want to make it even better. We’ve been working on a number of product updates to make HunchBuzz easier to use, simpler to manage and to reflect a more contemporary user experience. Here’s what to expect in the April 2018 release: Design Update. Chances are your HunchBuzz community members use a wide variety of web apps in their day to day professional and personal lives.

Conquer your Industry with amazing Ideas from employees

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Conquer Your Industry With Amazing Ideas From Employees. All businesses want to grow in one way or another whether it be to increase revenue or expand their product line. Everyone has an opinion on how something should be done or done better.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

How building Staff Capability can improve Employee Engagement

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How encouraging staff to undertake qualifications can boost employee engagement. Employee engagement is one of the main priorities for organisations today. Successful organisations like Google, Microsoft and Mars Inc.

The 3 Benefits Of Using Idea Management Software

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Why use Idea Management Software? Idea Management can often seem like a big concept, with many definitions on what it actually is, and how it works spanning the internet.

Create a Communications Plan for Idea Management

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As part of our HunchBuzz offering, we are often asked on how to put together a Communications Plan when launching and maintaining an Idea Management Platform. Well here you go… Communication is a broad concept, one that everyone thinks they understand from their own day to day experiences.

Rewards and Recognition for Internal Innovation

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In the past few weeks we’ve discussed innovation, idea management, and employee engagement, and how your company can benefit from adapting to these concepts and ideas.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

An Insight In to Public Sector Innovation – Australia

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With Innovation becoming an important conversation in every organisation, the Australian Public Sector (APS) has created a framework to highlight the significance of understanding Public Sector Innovation and applying it.

What Is Employee Driven Innovation

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What Is Employee Driven Innovation. Every company is made up of a team of people, ranging from senior management to front of line staff.

Enabling Collaboration to Improve Employee Engagement

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When you think about collaboration, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Does it mean working with others for a particular purpose? Or does it mean coming together because your work requires you to?

What Is Idea Management Anyway?

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The other night, I sat across from a friend who was rambling about a new project at work. Her eyes were wild and her hand gestures signaled that she was in fact, very stressed. You see, my friend is at the lower end of a company, wanting to make her way up the ladder.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

The Power of Ideas for Business Improvement

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The Power of Ideas For Business Improvement . In 2014, Guy Kawasaki, an American marketing specialist, gave an inspirational Ted Talk about the Art of Innovation. Within the first two minutes of his speech, he states that innovation begins with the desire to ‘make meaning.’

The Buzz about HunchBuzz

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Jennie Guzman is a Wellington based content writer/Comms student @Massey getting the lowdown on Innovation, Idea Management Software and Collaboration from one of NZ’s finest – HunchBuzz. When I sat down with Thomas Mitchell of HunchBuzz, I had no idea what to expect.

The Amazing Thing About Bad Ideas

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It’s with great pleasure that for this guest Blog post, we have the excellent Nicole Williams from TechMarketer.org providing some insight about ‘Bad Ideas’… are they really Bad?? Check it out.

How building staff capability can improve employee engagement

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Employee engagement is one of the main priorities for organisations today. Successful organisations like Google, Microsoft and Mars Inc. are going above and beyond to reward their employees and create a company culture that allows employees to challenge themselves and explore their capabilities. Employees working in these companies have some of the highest job satisfaction rates in the world and employee engagement is off the charts.

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.

Daring Greatly – ‘The Man In The Arena’

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Along the journey I picked up some wisdom about the necessity of participating in life. It came in the form of a simple analogy. When one enters a gymnasium they choose whether to go out on the court to play or alternatively make ones way up th e bleacher steps and observe the activities from afar.

Moving too fast to develop strategy, are you kidding?

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At work, every action we take or decision we make effectively supports strategy, whether it is the organizational direction or an individual’s personal agenda.

‘Innovation’ overused but critical

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Is ‘Innovation’ simply an overused, catchall buzzword that suppliers have latched onto to effectively position themselves with prospective clients? Perhaps there is some truth here, but isn’t innovation essential for survival?

Create a Communications Plan for Idea Management

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As part of our HunchBuzz offering, we are often asked on how to put together a Communications Plan when launching and maintaining an Idea Management Platform. Well here you go…. Communication is a broad concept, one that everyone thinks they understand from their own day to day experiences. Some think it is having a conversation, others believe it is only when you are sending a message.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Rewards and Recognition for Internal Innovation

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In the past few weeks we’ve discussed innovation, idea management, and employee engagement, and how your company can. benefit from adapting to these concepts and ideas. Yet what we haven’t talked about is what happens after you implement. and rollout idea management software, and what you and your employees need to do to make sure it is being used correctly. and consistently from the get go, like for e.g rewards, incentives or recognition.

Creating Physical Workspaces For Collaboration and Ideas

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A lot of people have heard of ‘creative’ workplaces, such as Pixar and Google, that boast exciting work environments for collaboration that stimulate their employees. With common cafe areas and unique styled furniture, these offices are unique to the company that created it. These places are known for not only their quirky work area, but for the collaborative team environments that come from them and the happiness it evokes in employees.

Employee Engagement Surveys

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When you first think of an Employee Engagement survey, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Is it that you are. turned off the idea of having to respond to a survey? Is it that you are worried that your responses won’t be heard? is it that you would love to have your say, but you don’t know if any change will come of it? Employee engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all members of an organisation to.

My target? “I pulled it out of a hat”

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If you’ve ever worked in a corporate environment or had anything to do with sales you won’t be surprised to hear that ‘sales targets’ are often pulled out of a hat. Really? Yes, really.

Embedded Analytics, Everywhere

Speaker: Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet

What's the next big trend in analytics software and applications? You've probably used it without even knowing: embedded reporting and analytics. Software development teams more often now are embedding 3rd party analytics solutions into their products and applications to let them focus on other core areas of their software. They also want to provide what their users ask for: reporting and analytics from within the context of the applications they are already using. Dean Yao will talk you through powerful strategies and best practices in embedded reporting, dashboards and analytics that will add value to your products and applications while giving you an analytics partner you can rely on. Empower users with better data presentation and exploration for deeper insights into their data.