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Calculating the ROI for Your Idea Management System Launch

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How is your idea management software performing? How do you measure the intangible?

Top Five Skills of Innovative Leaders

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Leadership in innovation is more than positivity. Innovation is about skill as much as talent. While creativity is central to any innovation strategy, it takes more than just ideas to be an innovative leader. Here are the skills you need to not just lead your industry, but change it. Curiosity .

How to Move from Process Improvement to Innovation

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There’s absolutely nothing wrong with process improvement, but it isn’t the same thing as process innovation. In some ways, innovation is about going “back to the drawing board.”.

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Four Ways to Refine Your Innovation Process

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Listening is key to innovation. Just like innovation itself, an innovation program is constantly being shaped by the environment around it over time. A good innovation program absorbs new information and ideas constantly. So how do you refine it? Look For Feedback.

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.

How to Build a Company Culture That Promotes Innovation

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Your innovation strategy should be as unique as your employees. Fundamental to any form of innovation in any company is the voices of employees.

How HR Impacts Corporate Innovation

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The right people make the difference in innovation. Human Resources is sometimes overlooked as a source of innovation.

How to Identify and Nullify Innovation Killers

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Talking about doing can kill innovation. Innovation strategy can be a powerful thing, but any businessperson can tell you that no strategy, however carefully formed, survives contact with the day-to-day reality of running a business.

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How Does Globalization Impact Innovation Strategy?

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Globalization brings us closer and closer. Ever since the rise of the multi-national corporation, bridging cultural, social, and political differences has become an increasing concern. Yet, innovation might be the most powerful vector driving these differences, while offering the tools to cross them.

Impact of Crowdsourcing in the Healthcare Industry

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Though crowdsourcing has recently gained popularity in many industries across the world, it’s not necessarily intuitive for it to be part of healthcare. However, crowdsourcing has begun to have a notable impact in the health sphere, such as in patient diagnosis, engagement, and more.

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.

Should You Have a Dedicated Innovation Department?

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An innovation department can build new approaches and products with everyone’s help. Innovation is unquestionably central to any company’s future. Even in mature industries where change is slow, ripple effects can catch even the sharpest team off-guard.

What Is Corporate Social Innovation? Understanding the New Driver of Change

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Nowadays, you hear terms like “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) a lot. Business schools are teaching courses on CSR, top-notch organizations are too. This concept is fairly new and different to what was practiced before. Previously, NGOs and companies “co-existed.” CK Prahalad talked about this relationship and what it meant. While the two entities didn’t clash with one another, they didn’t contribute to one another’s business models either. Times have changed.

Why Fostering a Spirit of Curiosity Spurs Enterprise Innovation

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Asking questions makes companies better. Curiosity is “a strong desire to learn or know something.” You’d think that would be highly prized in society and the workplace alike. However, in some cases, people don’t necessarily value curiosity.

Unleash the Power of Lateral Thinking for Inspired Innovation

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Sometimes the key to solving a problem is ignoring the “rules.” ” IBM has famously made “THINK!” a command to drive innovation. However, it’s not just the act of thought that’s innovative, but how you think.

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 Law Enforcement Benefits from Cutting-Edge Innovation Management

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Law enforcement has no choice but to adapt to changing technologies and the changes that technologies cause among the populations they serve. Innovation may not change what police officers do, but it can improve how they do it. Making law enforcement simpler, better, and safer in a world that is changing more rapidly than ever is a gargantuan challenge.

IdeaScale Visits Australia

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IdeaScale has worked with partners in Australia from the beginning: in government, nonprofit, and commercial organizations and we’re excited to say that we’re growing our presence in this exciting international market.

Top Four Benefits of Effective Idea Management Software

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A team works best when it collaborates. Ever since the first suggestion box was put out in a break room, idea management has been part of any well-run organization.

Is Your Innovation Management Process Inclusive?

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Working together means expanding your definition of “together.” ” Inclusivity is vital across any organization. But it’s particularly important for innovation, and will only become more so as society goes through new shifts and as your organization changes.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

How to Build a Better Creative Team

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When you build a creative team, you hope that the team as a whole will be more creative and productive than the sum of its parts. It all starts with setting goals, then proceeds to finding the right people for the team. Then, the creative team must be managed well. When it all clicks, a creative team can become a hub of innovation management, pushing creative ideas through from concept to implementation.

Three Inside Stories of Innovation in Government

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Crowdsourcing reaches the citizens unable to make meetings. Democracy thrives when everyone participates, but it’s difficult to reach some communities through traditional means.

Top Innovation Conferences for 2019

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Small presentation or giant hall, innovation conferences can sharpen your focus. Innovation is a constant process, and often it helps to take a day or two, step outside the boundaries of the problem you’re working on, and see how others innovate and refine their ideas.

Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement

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Innovation is a concept often tossed around in business strategy as an instrument of change. The era of the “data economy” is well and truly upon us, meaning that companies must be more agile than ever before.

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.

Why Measuring Innovation Sentiment is Essential

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Metrics tell you if you’re working. Building a great platform and designing a positive innovation strategy that reflects both company culture and vision is a good beginning for any organization looking to become or remain a leader in their industry.

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Innovation or Disruption: What’s Your Aim?

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The terms “innovation” and “disruption” are commonly used in today’s business world. Often, they’re treated as interchangeable, but they’re not the same thing. Innovation takes a vision and turns it into reality. Disruption is innovation, but not all innovation is disruption, just like all squares are technically rectangles , but not all rectangles are squares. It’s not even as simple as that, because sometimes innovations become disruptive after reaching a tipping point.

How to Keep Your Creative Team Fresh & Inspired

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Creativity is about more than just art. Creativity is how we get great innovation, but encouraging creativity in a structured environment, like work, can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, with a little creativity of your own, you can get the ideas flowing.

Align Innovation Incentives to Goals

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A lot of crowdsourced innovation programs will tell you to offer incentives to your community of participants in order to drive engagement – but sometimes that’s a challenge for organization either because of budget restrictions or company regulations.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

What is an Employee Satisfaction Survey?

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An employee satisfaction survey is a powerful tool that the Human Resource department in general and managers in particular use to understand the level of satisfaction of the employees associated with the respective organization.

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Exploring the Role of the C-Suite in Product Innovation

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A little outside-the-box thinking goes a long way. One of the many problems with the “lone genius in the garage” view of innovation is that too often, the C-suite is stylized as the people who say “no” to a brilliant idea, only to regret it later.

Selling A Rejected Idea Back to Them: The SoulMUCH Story

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Companies come to IdeaScale for a number of reasons. One of the reasons that they want a software solution to collect employee ideas is because they’re afraid that they’ll miss a great idea that comes from someone in their workforce.

Maintaining an Innovation Mindset as Your Business Grows

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There’s something to be said for stability, but also innovation. If you’ve ever seen a plant grow, you know that new shoots are flexible and willing to go nearly anywhere and try nearly anything to get at the resources they need.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.