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IdeaScale Integration With MS Teams Helps Streamline the Idea-Sharing Process

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IdeaScale now has a Teams integration that makes it simple to submit ideas straight from your chat. Here’s how it works.

Who Exactly are the Crowd Workers?

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Crowdsourcing allows organizations to find and work with self-selected volunteers to accomplish tasks, gather information, or gain new ideas. The end result is not just the work and insight of one person, but of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands.

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12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021

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What are the different types of innovation? With so many types of innovation and even more definitions, it can be confusing to discuss innovation in your organization. It seems like new innovation types arrive at the scene all of the time, leaving people reaching for Google to get up to speed.

Vancouver Coastal Health Case Study: Generating Ideas to Create Sustainability in Healthcare

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Creating a sustainable workplace is a concern across all industries. Preserving the environment and decreasing the carbon footprint is at the forefront of innovation efforts for many companies. Idea sharing is where innovation begins.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

IM Award Lessons: Improving Customer Success Through Innovation

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Grant Thornton International, a Fortune 500 company, is a winner of the IdeaScale 2021 Innovation Management Award for Best Innovation.

How Design Thinking Promotes Innovation

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It’s well known that design thinking is a creative problem-solving process, which focuses on reaching solutions that were previously inaccessible. To the trained eye, this may ring a bell as a common goal of innovative thinking as well.

Winpak Case Study: Connecting Employees Across Multiple Continents and Languages

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Overview: Winpak, a global packaging company, noticed that its innovation outreach efforts were limited to those who were able to attend at specific times and places and rarely from its 2,500 frontline workers.

What is the ROI of Better Ideas?

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How much is an idea worth in terms of return on investment? It’s an intriguing question in part because it seems hard to measure.

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Crowdsourcing: Diversity and Inclusion in Innovation

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On June 25, 2021, the president signed an Executive Order (EO) to advance diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal workforce.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Open Innovation?

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The span of human knowledge has grown vastly in the last century, to the point where many feel a traditional “closed” model of independent, internal research and development teams is no longer effective.

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.

How To Create A Concrete Roadmap for Innovative Ideas

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“The hard part is implementation” – that’s what I hear over and over from innovators. It is very easy to get lost and overwhelmed with decisions and nuances when you’re molding an idea into a functioning offering.

IdeaScale Climate Innovation Pledge

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On Earth Day, IdeaScale launched its climate innovation pledge. To date, 12,862 ideas have been gathered. This number continues to rise. IdeaScale’s goal is to reach one million climate innovation ideas by 2025.

How Open Source Can Help Drive Government Innovation

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Overview: Open source software, patents, and research provide the codebase, data, and information to anyone who wants to explore it. For governments, this allows better citizen engagement and support without committing substantial funds to upgrading or becoming locked into proprietary systems.

How the Pandemic Is Sparking Innovations in Tech Startups

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The pandemic of 2020 has been a truly overwhelming experience for many of us. The sudden emergence of the illness, combined with its rapid ability to spread around the world meant that life changed almost overnight.

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An Inside Look at IdeaScale

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Overview: Learn more about what an innovation management platform like IdeasScale can do for your organization. Why Use IdeaScale?

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Webinar: Get An Inside Look at IdeaScale

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Overview: Curious as to how IdeaScale works? Join us for a live demo July 14th at 10 am Pacific Time for a half-hour of product demonstration with a question and answer session to show why IdeaScale is right for your company. Why Use IdeaScale?

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How Innovative Is Your Organization? Take This Brief Assessment to Find Out!

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Are you among the most highly innovative organizations? Staying on top is about more than just beating the competition. It is about continuously moving forward while you shape the future. Innovation drives economic growth.

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Is Workplace Collaboration Teachable and How Do You Motivate Collaboration?

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Overview: Collaboration is a crucial workplace skill. Yet, it has to be learned, even with the best team members.

Seven Ways Failure Could Be the Best Thing for Innovation

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We fear failure more than we fear spiders, ghosts, or being home alone. And like any fear, it can be both paralyzing and irrational. Here are seven reasons failure is good for innovation. Failure Is Part Of Life.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Five Crowdsourced Ideas that Came From Unlikely Places

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Overview: The value of crowdsourcing is that you can find ideas in the most unusual of places. These five, in particular, might surprise you and offer guidance for your crowdsourcing strategy. The Solar-Powered Wheelchair.

Celebrate Pride Month by Recognizing the Role of Diversity in Innovation

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Overview: Diversity in your innovation team is crucial for finding unique ideas, improved decision-making, and better execution of those ideas. To add diversity, though, will require more than just asking people to pitch in on teams. Why Diversity Matters.

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Top Innovation Conferences for 2021

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One of the central curiosities of the COVID-19 pandemic is that innovation festivals have had to show some innovation themselves. However, that also means that some of these conferences are in flux, with some speakers still being locked in.

Five Barriers to the Innovation Process and How to Overcome Them

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It would seem that the innovation process is simple: Get an idea, refine that idea, implement it, and repeat the process. Yet like anything that’s simple to put on paper, practice is another matter. Here are five common problems with the innovation process and how to resolve them.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Building a Culture of Value Creation

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Innovation cultures are essential in the workplace. They help sustain innovation and improve outcomes. Building value is one of the best methods for ensuring future success. Establish innovation behaviors and norms that create a communicative environment rich in imagination and collaboration.

Three Ways Work From Home Sparks Innovation

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Introduction. Innovation and creativity are two things that are necessary in order for teams to operate well in the workspace. Especially, when they are involved in collaboration, brainstorming, and ideation, innovation is critical to your success.

What is a Change Agent and How Can They Help Your Organization?

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Overview: Change agents are individuals or groups who find and manage change across your organization.

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What Can Your Business Learn About Innovation from Shark Tank Ideas?

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Shark Tank has been around in some form or another since 2001, with the Japanese series “Money Tigers.” Yet the basic concept is simple: entrepreneurs pitch their idea to a panel of investors, who will pick their idea apart before deciding whether or not to invest.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

These are the Top Female Innovators of 2020

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An innovation culture is the key to successful idea implementation. Gender equity plays an important role in this process. Research shows innovation is six times more likely in companies where the workplace is equal. Many well-known innovators are women. Here are some of the top examples of 2020.

4 Ways COVID-19 Forces Companies to Innovate

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If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis, it is that the pandemic is prompting businesses to rethink their innovation strategies.

The Five Building Blocks of Collaborative Innovation

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Are you looking for ways to inspire collaborative innovation in your organization? Your staff has the talent and intelligence, but are they working with the right people? Collaborative innovation involves bringing together ideas that can result in something groundbreaking.

How Online Whiteboards Create Lasting Innovation

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Innovation is critical to establishing new solutions and is something that every business handles. It can come in many different forms and styles, but regardless of the methods you use, innovation cannot be ignored.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Webinar: Plan Your Organization’s Crowdsourcing Initiative

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Crowdsourcing is an effective way to kick off innovation efforts. Gathering ideas from inside and outside your organization can bolster business and increase revenue. Crowdsourcing initiatives increase innovation performance within an organization.

How Can Your Organization Crowdsource Ideas?

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The creativity of the world has never been more accessible, thanks to crowdsourcing. Yet incorporating crowdsourcing into your innovation strategy can feel like a challenge in need of that same creativity. How can you tap into the wisdom of large groups? Here’s what you need to know.

2021 Crowdsourced Innovation Report

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Overview: Ideascale’s 2021 Innovation Report finds that 2020 made innovation strategy essential.

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Four Exercises to try in your next Virtual Whiteboarding Session

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Whiteboarding is a critical part of the brainstorming and innovation process. It serves as a tool to visualize, actualize, and realize the full potential of your ideas.

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. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!