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Motivate to Innovate: How?

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Engagement is a challenge even at the most innovative companies. Bringing in stakeholders across the board will take more than just a welcome email and a few meetings. Here’s how to gear your company for innovation, from the newest team member to the senior C-suite. Bring in The Highly Engaged.

Want Innovative Answers? Ask Effective Questions!

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If somebody’s car won’t start, you don’t ask them “Did you keep turning the key until it started?” Yet, when getting the motor running for innovation, we too often ask questions not unlike that one.

Five Hurdles to Idea Management and How to Clear Them

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Brainstorming is the beginning of idea management, but only the beginning. To keep the momentum going, idea management needs to clear away hurdles you may unintentionally put in the way. Whose Job Is It?”

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Does Your Idea Management Software Go the Distance?

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Ideas are more than brainstorming. It’s easier to begin a project than to take it to fulfillment and easier to rest on your laurels than to keep pushing. We’ve all learned this, whether it’s that new hobby or a newly launched business, and it also applies to ideas.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

How Change Management and Innovation Intersect

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Innovation by definition means change. Not all change, however, is innovative. Change – whether innovative or not – is inevitable, and the people and companies that regard change as a leverageable asset are the ones that end up better off for pursuing change.

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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 Innovation Leaders and the Lessons They Teach

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Innovation can be sparked by anything, and these innovators can help. Innovation is all about a diversity of voices. The more perspectives on a problem, the more creative and effective the solutions to them will be.

Why Perfectionism Stifles Innovation

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Striving for excellence is not the same thing as demanding perfection. Striving for excellence opens up possibilities while demanding perfection attempts to carve outcomes in stone.

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.

Crowdsourcing Trends Shaping the Future of Innovation

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Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.

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Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Reap a Competitive Advantage with Effective Business Model Innovation

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Business model innovation is a fundamental restructuring of the beliefs that underlie existing ways that businesses create value. To a greater extent than product innovation, business model innovation forces rethinking of core beliefs about how businesses operate.

4 Ways To Invest In Your Employees’ Creativity

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Is your organization centralized or decentralized when it comes to innovation? In a company where innovation is centralized, a specific department is tasked with innovating for the entire organization.

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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How Crowdsourcing Can Enhance Innovation Performance

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Crowdsourcing is becoming increasingly popular in today’s business world.

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.

Aligning Your Innovation Management with Your Organizational Goals

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Any form of creativity needs direction, and this is as true of business innovation as anything else. Aligning business goals and innovation strategy is the key to reaching those goals and developing effective innovation. Look At Goals.

Top Challenges for Open Innovation and How to Solve Them

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Sometimes an innovation finds you. Innovation works best when it incorporates a broad network of perspectives. Open innovation, where a company invites outside groups such as academic organizations and non-profits to offer ideas to address challenges, can be a superb way to get those perspectives.

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 Nurture Your Own Spirit of Innovation Daily

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Innovation is ultimately about solving problems. While it’s possible to solve problems in both innovative and non-innovative ways, innovative problem-solving has the potential to make major changes to what people do, how they conduct business, and how they live life.

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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 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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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.

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.

What Happens in Melbourne Doesn’t Stay in Melbourne!

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Your intrapreneurs are just a desk away.

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.

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.

Getting Board Buy-In for Your Innovation Project

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For innovation to thrive in a company, it must be prioritized at every level. It’s not uncommon for corporate boards to lack strong expertise in the areas of innovation and technology. Taking an innovation project from idea through execution is challenging, and there can be obstacles at several places along the journey. When there is company-wide buy-in for an innovation project however, these challenges can be overcome more easily, and there is far less chance for the project to go uncompleted.

Pay Attention to Customer Experience to Unleash Impactful Innovation

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The cost of consumer switching among retailers and other providers is estimated at $1.6 trillion. Yet 80% of “switchers” think their original provider could have done something to retain them.

Understanding Open Innovation

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Historically, research and development departments within organizations were solely responsible for coming up with innovative ideas. Traditionally, corporate innovation has been an inside job, with few exceptions. Things have changed with the digital revolution, however, and the boundaries shielding organizations from outside ideas have become more permeable. The ultimate result is open innovation, the concept that good ideas come not just from within organizations, but from outside them as well.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Examining the State of Crowdsourced Innovation in 2019

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The average number of years a company spends on the Fortune 500 list is dropping. World-class corporations spend less time at the top than they once did. Fifty years ago, a company on the Fortune 500 list could expect to stay there for 33 years, but by 1990, that tenure had shrunk to 20 years. By the year 2026, forecasters expect that the average length of time spent on the Fortune 500 will be 14 years.

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.

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.

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.