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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.

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.

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.

Product Innovation the Easy Way: 3 Real World Examples

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Many voices can lead to brilliant places. Innovation is often presented as a mighty struggle between a lone inventor and a seemingly intractable problem.

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.

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.

Crowdsourcing for Non-Profits: A Look at the Benefits

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Non-profit engagement is about more than volunteering. Non-profits are driven by passion. Just like other organizations, however, they can struggle with innovation and change, especially when all ideas come from the inside.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

A Love Note to Lurkers

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There was a lot of talk at this year’s Open Nation about the number of lurkers in IdeaScale communities: those community members who sign on, create a profile and view pages, but then don’t take further action like suggesting ideas, reviewing ideas, refining ideas, etc.

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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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.

What to Do After Your First Year of Innovation Management

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This is one of the most common questions that Account Managers at IdeaScale address with our customers at the one-year mark. Our customers have run their first campaign, they’ve delivered on some community ideas, they’ve built some trust with their community and are wondering where to go from here.

How Technology Changes Our Home in the Most Unexpected Ways

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Technology is constantly changing our lives. It improved our communication and transportation, it increased the pace of business and development, it’s changed government and our families. It has also impacted our home in the most unexpected ways.

How to Build Careers with Innovation

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There are a number of ways that participating in or administrating an innovation program can help build your career. If you’re wondering how to build careers with innovation, look to these three IdeaScale examples. Your Great Idea is Recognized !

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Innovation Fear

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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

Trends First, Solutions Second

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Last year, IdeaScale launched a webinar series that covered the repeatable innovation process (from problem identification to implementation).

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Emerging Trends Impacting the Financial Sector in 2019

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This is, believe it or not, a picture of a financial revolution. The financial sector is often seen as stodgy and slow to innovate, but the arrival of financial tech, or fintech for short, has forced change management and innovation strategy to the forefront.

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Will Blockchain Disrupt the Healthcare Industry?

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Medical technology is advancing quickly, and yet, where blockchain fits is an open question. One of the biggest concerns in health care is records. Patient records, their portability, their access, and who has them is on the minds of doctors, patients, and government regulators.

7 Must-Read Books on Innovation Strategy

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Part of good business is reading business theory. Innovation strategy is an enormous topic, and staying current can be an intimidating task.

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.

Chain of Command vs. Flattened Organizational Structure

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One of the reasons that people love a crowdsourced innovation program is that it levels the playing field for ideas.

Best Practices for Managing Multiple Stakeholders in the Innovation Process

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Innovation is about diplomacy as well as creativity. Central to any innovation process is stakeholder management. Any idea that you have will have ripples up and down both your company and your vendors, customers, government agencies you work with, and even the general public, in some cases.

Can You Benefit from an Employee Onboarding Survey?

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The employee onboarding survey is a detailed survey that is used by an organization for the employees who have joined the organization recently. This survey typically measures the level of satisfaction of the newly recruited employees, to evaluate their overall recruitment experience.

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What Makes a Great Idea!?

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Our CEO was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Business Times and asked a number of thought-provoking questions about innovation: what sorts of companies struggle with innovation , why is it hard to get an innovation program started, and more.

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!

5 Brands with Inspiring Sustainable Innovation Stories

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It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in – one of the key innovation trends is sustainability. That means business practices, products, packaging, etc. Almost all of our customers have run a sustainability campaign (and if they haven’t yet – they’re planning on doing so soon).

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Deadline for the 2018 Innovation Management Awards Extended

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IdeaScale is offering innovators from around the world an extra week to complete their submission for the Innovation Management Awards. This is our fifth annual award series and we honor winners in three categories: best innovation engagement strategy, best innovation process, and best innovation.

The Nonprofit Innovation Advantage: Purpose

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Research has amassed over the past several years that details how much positive impact it can have on the workplace to offer employees a sense of purpose.

Nine Actions You Can Take Today to Make Your Company More Innovative

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Innovation strategy is often about direction and momentum. But in order to have either, you need at least a small amount of mass to get started. And as we all know, whether it’s a boulder or a bureaucracy, inertia keeps objects at rest from moving. So how do you get up some speed?

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.

The Value of Knowing When to Pivot

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You have to know when to pivot.