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Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

Planview Spigit

Polaris Industries’ crowdsourcing case study is inspiring people both internally and externally—and their story is still relevant today. We’re proud to have an innovative culture. Planview Spigit lets us give employees an opportunity to create the next big thing.” – Joe Laurin, Visioneering Manager, Polaris Industries . Through their Ideate Innovation program, which the team uses to surface and develop ideas and turn them into award-winning products.

Siemens Case Study: Crowdsourcing Solutions to Turn Gridlock into Green Lights

Planview Spigit

As a worldwide leader in resource-saving technologies like offshore wind turbine construction and combined-cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions, and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation, Siemens considers innovation “its lifeblood.” Siemens launched its global Mobility IDEA Contest to find innovative ideas to help solve five of the toughest challenges facing the traffic industry.

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Innovation Management Award Spotlight: City of Calgary

IdeaScale

At IdeaScale, we host the annual innovation management awards in order to honor the accomplishments of some truly groundbreaking organizations, but also so that some of our smartest clients can share their best practices with others. Learn more about our award winners here.

Lessons Learned About Innovation Communications from the City of Calgary

IdeaScale

If you’ve been following IdeaScale’s Innovation Management Awards , you know that this year saw some really thrilling innovation come from some unexpected places. In this case, the City of Calgary was a leader in generating engagement with their innovation program.

3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier

IdeaScale

IdeaScale learns from all its best customers, but in our latest interview with Redwood Credit Union we learned three things that make innovation management easier: Pre-Populate Your Campaign.

Featured IM Award Winner: The US Coast Guard

IdeaScale

We’re not surprised that the US Coast Guard is one of our favorite stories from this year’s Innovation Management Awards. Processing ideas meant not just implementing ideas, but turning those ideas into opportunities for learning.

The 2017 Innovation Management Awards Are Open

IdeaScale

For the fifth year in a row, IdeaScale is hosting the Innovation Management Awards. Particularly if that story demonstrates innovation thought leadership when it comes to engagement strategies, innovation processes, or idea implementation.

The Magic of Process: Department of Labor

IdeaScale

They are long-time users of IdeaScale and past winners of IdeaScale’s Innovation Management Awards. Even in their first case study with IdeaScale, the Department of Labor outlined a repeatable seven step process which they have used for numerous citizen engagement campaigns: 1.

3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier

IdeaScale

IdeaScale learns from all its best customers, but in our latest interview with Redwood Credit Union we learned three things that make innovation management easier: Pre-Populate Your Campaign.

Common IdeaScale Use Cases

IdeaScale

IdeaScale recently spent some time talking to our customers about how and why they’re using IdeaScale and we found that those interviews highlighted a few common IdeaScale use cases in the process and we decided to share four of them here.

Employee engagement and innovation

hackerearth

There’s a common belief in every industry that innovation is limited to the realm of research and development or technological advances. Companies often go to any lengths to develop their R&D department to foster innovation to stay successful in their industry.

How to Engage the Business Units to Lead Innovation

CREATORS

One of the main challenges in leading innovation processes in a large corporation is to engage the Business Units’ leaders and the employees of the company and persuade them that although everything works great (for now), doing things differently might be the right thing to do.

IM Award Lessons: Rapidly Iterating on Promising Ideas

IdeaScale

This year, QED won the Innovation Management award for best innovation realized. So we asked QED a few questions about their program and here’s what they had to say: IdeaScale : Why is innovation vital to your organization?

My Innovation Management Summer Reading: Ideas are Free.

KindlingApp

I was introduced to these innovation management resources a few months ago when two clients, both referencing The Idea-Driven Organization , came to Kindling looking for a software solution to evolve their innovation strategy. The strategies, case studies, and relevant organizational hurdles in the book all echo topics I discuss with my clients on a regular basis. An eight-step process for developing an innovation management strategy.

Swiss Post & Qmarkets – An Innovation Management Success Story

Qmarkets

This post will discuss an innovation project which posed many challenges, but also garnered many rewards. Therefore, it was not a surprise to the Qmarkets team when they were approached by Swiss Post in search of an enterprise-grade innovation management platform.

Swiss Post & Qmarkets – An Innovation Management Success Story

Qmarkets

This post will discuss an innovation project which posed many challenges, but also garnered many rewards. Therefore, it was not a surprise to the Qmarkets team when they were approached by Swiss Post in search of an enterprise-grade innovation management platform.

Qmarkets & Amer Sports – An Innovative Partnership that Created Unprecedented Employee Engagement

Qmarkets

From mobile innovation solutions to analog internal marketing, gamification, and employee meeting spaces, read our case study to learn all about Amer Sports' approach to innovation today. What were the Innovation Challenges Facing Amer Sports?

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Finally a framework to manage holistically Industrial Revolution 4.0

Paul Hobcraft

This will become a very useful and relevant management planning tool to help manufacturers worldwide to determine and prioritize their necessary areas of focus with all the digital initiatives, based on an Industry 4.0 Part 2: The application of innovation, the Asian way.

Elevate the Customer Experience with Idea Management Software

IdeaScale

Idea management has become an integral part of customer experience. IdeaScale provides innovation management software that gives companies a platform for sharing ideas across the board. The CEO suggested crowdsourcing as a way to promote employee engagement.

10 Inspiring Innovation Podcasts

IdeaScale

You look to them for information on trends, emerging technologies, psychology studies, and more. What It Is: A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management. Stanford Innovation Lab. Global Innovation Management Institute Game Changers.

The art and science of communicating complex ideas

The Future Shapers

Much of current innovation is driven by developments in technology, some of which is complex and difficult to understand. A case study in communications: climate change. How have efforts to communicate and engage about this topic gone?

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Scaling-Up: The Foundation

Integrative Innovation

The – in the truest sense of words – ‘billion-dollar-question’ we are addressing is: How can companies generate more business impact from non-incremental innovation? Companies are working hard to future-proof their innovation management.

50+ Business Cases on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Open Innovation EU

During a course we developed at Avans University this winter, we asked students to gather relevant business cases on innovation and entrepreneurship in order to analyse them and prepare discussions around organization design. Part of the cases are in Dutch.

6 Steps to Getting Executive Buy-In for a Crowdsourced Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

Engaging the “crowd” at scale in your innovation initiative has been proven to fundamentally transform companies. The advantages of crowdsourced innovation can’t be ignored. But what’s the secret to creating and sustaining a successful innovation program?

FDA Transforms the Workplace with Innovation Challenges

IdeaScale

Innovation can accomplish great things, even in highly regulated government agencies.?. For their innovation strategy, time-limited challenges work better. It’s important for each organization to determine which type of innovation challenge works best for its needs at the time.

Successful Innovators Apply Multiple Leadership Styles Simultaneously

Innovation 360 Group

While much has been written on choosing the most promising innovation project and helping it succeed in the market after implementation, one crucial step in the middle hasn’t received enough attention: how to actually get the job done and done well. Leadership styles are critical to innovation efforts, especially when working with uncertainty. Radical Innovators more adaptive. Horizon 1 refers to innovations around the core business and related investment areas.

How to Get Buy-in for Your Innovation Project

Planview Spigit

Getting (and retaining ) buy-in from decision makers for innovation projects is often the stumbling block that many a corporate innovator and intrapreneur faces. However, this need not be the case. Case Studies. Measure Learnings, Not Dollars. Innovation

How to Get Buy-in for Your Innovation Project

Planview Spigit

Getting (and retaining ) buy-in from decision makers for innovation projects is often the stumbling block that many a corporate innovator and intrapreneur faces. However, this need not be the case. Case Studies. Measure Learnings, Not Dollars. Innovation

Innovation Inspiration – Driving Sustainability at Ford, ESB, and Solvay

Qmarkets

Qmarkets works on an ongoing basis with hundreds of the world’s most innovative companies who use idea and innovation management software for a wide variety of use cases, from new product development to continuous improvement. Innovation Can Drive Sustainability.

Top 10 must-read books on Innovation

hackerearth

Being innovative or creative looks like an inherent trait to most of us, doesn’t it? For those who steered away from the path of innovation and tried to fit into the neatly defined boxes of the world, it’s time to get a real sense of what your talents are and dig deep.

Innovation SOP: Tips for Today’s Leaders on How to Launch an Innovation Program

Qmarkets

Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. When senior leadership says they want ‘innovation’ within the company, what does that mean?

A Look Back at the Innovation Management Awards

IdeaScale

The Innovation Management Awards are in their fifth year and we thought it would be good chance to look back at all the past winners as we prepare to receive submissions from around the world in this year’s competition. Improving the University’s “Innovation Quotient.”