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July Product Update

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Here's your list of new HunchBuzz features and updates launched in July. Big ticket items this month include. improved notifications, admin reporting and a better help experience. Of course there's a bunch of performance and stability enhancements under the covers too! General Usability. Auto Linking. We've previously introduced Linked Ideas as a way to connect ideas across HunchBuzz and now it's even easier - when a user includes a link to an idea in the comment thread.

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?

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.

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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Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

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.

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.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

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.

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.’

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

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.

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.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

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.

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.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

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.

Wisdom of the crowd & that means employees too.

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If you do time in the business world you’ve certainly been exposed to the hype of how harnessing the voice of internal and external stakeholders can help create new ideas and help organizations reinvent themselves.

Core values is the answer.

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10 years ago I could be found on stage at conferences evangelizing a principles-based approach to the delivery of IT projects, Agile Project Management. I thought the market was ready, but a lot of the leaders were openly cynical.

Your eulogy will shape your career

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I’m not sure if anybody has mentioned this to you lately, but you will die. What a morbid way to start a blog. My objective is not to depress you, but to inspire you to live your life with intention.

Corporate Innovator Incubator Halves Mobility Innovation Vetting Timeline; Simultaneously Saves 30% in Costs

A leader in smart, high-performance automotive space, recognizing the imminent disruption its sector faces from autonomous vehicles, began a practice to encourage and field pitches from mobility startups and other technology innovation companies…

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?

I’m ready for a little MOOC!

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Universities are smack in the middle of the ‘disruptive business model’ pathway. One component that is bound to impact the existing post secondary (tertiary) model is this thing called MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

Idea management software, what is it, why do we need it?

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I get asked this question on a weekly basis; I also get told that idea management is an invaluable tool. It’s interesting to see other people’s perspectives on idea management, and why it’s so important.

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.