2021 Crowdsourced Innovation Report


Overview: Ideascale’s 2021 Innovation Report finds that 2020 made innovation strategy essential. The pandemic is likely to have impacts through 2021 and possibly beyond, which will also introduce new challenges. What We’re Seeing In 2021.

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2021 IdeaScale Innovation Management Award Winners


For 2021, IdeaScale has three new winners of the Innovation Management Awards: TriHealth for engaging nearly 80% of their workforce; Grant Thornton for pioneering work in automation; and Graybar for an exemplary innovation process. Best Engagement Strategy: TriHealth.


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Workplace Engagement Is Getting Personal

Business and Tech

A leading expert on employee engagement discusses the rapidly evolving relationship between employer and employee. Employee engagement — loosely defined as the emotional commitment a worker has towards their employer — is low in the United States, hovering at just 36 percent.

The Progress Principle: Using small wins to ignite joy, engagement and creativity at work

Idea to Value

One of the most important pieces of creativity and innovation research from the past couple of decades can be found in the book The Progress Principle: Using small wins to ignite joy, engagement and creativity at work.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Find out how to transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers by downloading the playbook today!

Engaging Physicians in Lean: A 2021 Virtual Indiana Lean Healthcare Summit Presentation


At the 2021 Virtual Indiana Lean Healthcare Summit , several incredible Lean leaders shared their experience fostering a state of healthcare excellence within their organizations. Lean Employee Engagement Lean Healthcare


Top Tips for Creating an Engaging Hybrid Workspace

Business and Tech

We asked him about how HR professionals can cultivate an engaging environment for employees, even while most of them are still working from home. What is the role of HR in creating engaging environments for employees? How does offering consistent feedback increase employee engagement?

What Companies are Excelling at Innovation in 2021?


The competition has three categories: best innovation engagement strategy, best innovation process, and best innovation overall. The post What Companies are Excelling at Innovation in 2021?

How the 2021 Olympic Games Are Some of the Most Innovative Yet


When the wearer bends over to pick something up, the suit engages the motors and, through straps connected to the hands, helps lift the load.

Gamify your product or service to drive user engagement

Inspiring Next

Early Market Engagement Early market engagement is a strategic exchange of information with the market. The post Gamify your product or service to drive user engagement appeared first on.

Applying innovation thinking to Affordability versus Sustainability

Paul Hobcraft

Corporations are in real danger of missing the “wave” in surfing and peeking consumer interesting they do not achieve a very high level of market engagement. I recently wrote a post, “ Affordability versus Sustainability – a cause to be addressed.”

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Providing the glue in the common language, communications, and context needed for successful innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The more we engage with others, across borders or departments, gaining consensus takes a long time. There is no better segment of the work mat for the Senior Executive to engage with than in shaping and focusing on the need to build a common identity.

Getting back to the Future about Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We call this the engagement- alignment gap. Only an engaged, committed senior executive team can create the means to build a sustained innovation capability or disciplined approach by defining innovation’s role and contribution.

We are falling badly behind on our invention in technology for the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

The scope and strategy of each partnership are in keeping with the IEA Shared Goals of energy security, environmental protection and economic growth, and engagement worldwide.

East meets West in understanding Innovation Cultural Orientation

Paul Hobcraft

Often we do not stop and think of the real differences culturally in how we want to0 engage and build relationships between the East and the West. East and West- the different meeting points in understanding.

Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The report emphasises that the energy transition required is of such scale and speed it cannot be achieved without sustained support and equally significant engagement and participation from citizens, whose lives will be affected in multiple ways.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

China the story of innovation and disruption.

Paul Hobcraft

part Image credit Knowledge @ Wharton. Disruption is all around us; it never seems to go away; it simply appears in a different and often entirely new form. The result is the same; it disrupts what we know and often in how we suddenly need to set about doing it differently.

The value of three horizon mapping for a Sustainability Journey.

Paul Hobcraft

For me, this can come from engaging and mapping ideas that have sustainability within them into a Three Horizon Sustainability Framework. Sustainability is one of the hottest topics in the business world at present.

Thinking sustainability needs a mix of future scenarios.

Paul Hobcraft

The different voices involved can be highly engaged; you have the voice of today , more concerned with managing the existing, maximizing returns and keeping the organization going efficiently and effectively. The accelerating need to build a sustainability pathway.

Our innovation era: creative destruction or destructive creation- which?

Paul Hobcraft

I keep coming back to the dilemma often faced in innovation- do we practice “creative destruction” or “destructive creation? We are entering some perilous times in climate change and what this will mean in destruction in what we know, what we value and what we are used to.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

They are a call to action and engage those listening to the narrative to make a difference. ” So narratives attract, engage, motivate and call people to push and achieve their potential. The need is to encourage engagement for them to see their possibilities.

Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Tony Hemmelgarn, the CEO of Siemens Digital Industries Software , presented “Human-centred Innovation” at the Hannover Messe show (April 12 th to 16 th , 2021), which was held in a virtual environment. Siemens is paying for my engagement, not for promotional purpose.

Continuous Improvement Goal Suggestions for 2021


Even knowing that COVID-related disruptions will continue, it is still a healthy exercise to think about what your team can accomplish for continuous improvement in 2021. Employee Engagement Improvement Culture Improvement Methodology Strategy Deployment

Why do we have difficulties to self-disrupt?

Paul Hobcraft

“Why do we always seem to have internal difficulties to self-disrupt?”. Now that is an interesting question. My quick and simple answer is to look at all the internal constraints you can see, or those around you can add to your list or the ones you place on looking outside your own organization.

My own transformative dynamics of disruption

Paul Hobcraft

Then the whole 4th Industrial Revolution shifting the industry from islands of expertise into networks of collaborations was my next point of focus, connecting industrial IoT by offering a reference and engagement platform. The Gordian Knot We Are All Facing.

Why we should focus on Innovation Governance

Paul Hobcraft

I am working with Jeffrey Phillips , a long-term collaborator on “all things concerning innovation.” ” We have just had our third short conversation of a five-part series on Innovation Governance.

Building the Innovation Business Case

Paul Hobcraft

The building always the Innovation Business Case offers a unique approach to tackle one of the real problem areas within innovation- making the case compelling. One of the toughest aspects within Innovation is making the Business Case.

Going beyond the 5 bold steps offered to Reimagine the American Innovation Agenda

Paul Hobcraft

The report “ Five Bold Steps Towards a Reimagined American Innovation Agenda “, written in February 2021, argues for embracing these five bold steps of story, stewardship, strategy, scaling, and system reimagine innovation for the decade ahead.

Leadership Alignment Work Mat for making Innovation fully connected.

Paul Hobcraft

Often they lack the communicating medium to help clarify and shape the innovation story to tell, so as to provide the guidance necessary for achieving that essential engagement and encouragement they would like, to align organizational efforts required from innovation to the strategies envisioned.

Everything You Need to Know About Planview Accelerate 2021

Planview Blog

Planview Accelerate 2021 is a completely virtual event committed to providing an immersive, interactive, and engaging experience for Planview customers and industry stakeholders. The conference will be taking place from Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (8:00 a.m.-2:00

The Risks of Postponing Strategic Planning in 2021

Focused Momentum

2020 challenged our tactical brilliance, but it was not the year to engage in strategic planning. So, as we begin 2021, many leadership groups wonder if they should re-engage their long-term planning efforts.

I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

I see the front end of energy as the critical feeding-in point for the energy transition. So what does this means exactly? The front end of energy for me is the point of discovery and validation. It is the place I feel I can make the best contribution within the energy transition.

Mapping Out Your Innovating Way Forward

Paul Hobcraft

Photo by Element5 Digital on Pexels.com. Mapping any innovation journey can be complicated. There is a fairly detailed journey needed to be undertaken for mapping out your future direction of innovation.

Technology, inspiration and connected innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Visual from Siemens Digital Industries SPS Event November 2021 The recognizing of digital threads are connected to the new drivers. Visual from Siemens Digital Industries SPS Event November 2021. Visual from Siemens Digital Industries SPS Event November 2021.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

This is where the engagement from the top of the organization becomes pivotal. The aim here is to engage the top of our organizations to lay out the conditions and result impact they expected from innovation. Visual source; [link].

Going beyond the known of today

Paul Hobcraft

Achieving innovation engagement Advancing innovation amplifying the innovation signal Building Capability Energy Transformation and Innovation Shifting dynamics in innovation

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Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress

Paul Hobcraft

Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress. Building a sustainable competitive advantage. Today’s challenge for me is not only to be building the innovation capacity but also to be establishing clear ways on how we should set about sustaining it.

Future Trends 2021: Purpose & Co-creation


and the answer can serve as the beacon for all organizational decision-making in 2021 paired with collaboration in an online world. What is the benefit of being purpose-driven in 2021? ?? CLIENT ENGAGEMENT DRIVES THE INNOVATION ROADMAP?—?Key

The art of “Back Casting” needs care

Paul Hobcraft

Backcasting is a planning method that starts with defining a desirable future and then works backwards to identify policies and programs that will connect that specified future to the present. The fundamentals of the method were outlined by John B. Robinson from the University of Waterloo in 1990.

I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

I see the front end of energy as the critical feeding-in point for the energy transition. So what does this mean exactly? The front end of energy for me is the point of discovery and validation. It is the place I feel I can make the best contribution within the energy transition.