Innovating successfully: the importance of a strong ideation factory

Exago

Successful innovation is only possible if the best ideas can reach you. A strong ideation factory, based on a culture of innovation, is the fourth element of successful innovation in 2020.

Ideation Rate: Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Planview Spigit

MIT’s Sloan Management Review recently published a story that focuses on the research Spigit conducted with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management around quantifying a culture of innovation. In other words, we set out to move beyond the why behind creating a culture of innovation and look at the how. In doing so, we surfaced actions a company can take actually build and sustain a culture of innovation.

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Culture of Innovation Lessons from CSAA

Planview Spigit

Large companies have a harder time creating a culture of innovation than startups – how many times have you heard this? CSAA, a Spigit customer, is one of the top personal property and casualty insurance groups in the United States offering automobile, homeowners, and other personal lines of insurance to AAA members through partnerships with AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Established enterprises are transforming their cultures.

Idea Diversity: Key to Building a Culture of Innovation

Planview Spigit

In her Huffington Post article , Tiffani Bova, Contributor Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, touches on an important point made by Lisa Bodell, an award-winning author and CEO of Futurethink, that has a big impact on building a culture of innovation: idea diversity. Idea diversity is a topic that isn’t talked about enough when it comes to what contributes to building a culture of innovation. Culture

Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation. Failing to measure it makes no business sense when millions of dollars are set.

Culture of Innovation: Premera Blue Cross Engages Employees to Drive Innovation

Planview Spigit

As organizations seek to add value to customers and develop new, differentiated products and services, innovation is at the heart of strategy. It starts with creating a culture of innovation from within by tapping into the wisdom of employees. Premera Blue Cross developed its culture of innovation that motivated 3,200 employees to produce more than 400 new ideas to improve its products and services.

Culture of Innovation Video and Case Study: Cambia Health Solutions Transforms the Health Care Landscape Through Innovation

Planview Spigit

From inception, innovation has been at the core of Cambia Health—it’s truly in their DNA. Cambia is an exemplary example of how organizations can create a culture of innovation by engaging their most valuable resource—their people. This blog features a new video of how Cambia drives employee engagement through its Pitchwell program and features their case study centered around their “app-a-thon challenge,” focusing on “the big problems in healthcare”.

16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

Hutch Carpenter

In a recent PwC survey, 61% of CEOs said innovation was a key priority for their company ( pdf ). Innovation efforts come in a variety of forms: innovation and design labs, jobs-to-be-done analysis, corporate venturing, distributed employee experiments, open innovation, TRIZ, etc. In this post, I want to focus on another type of innovation initiative: Collaborative Innovation. Ideas matching needs of customers (incl.

Ideation Software: It’s Not Just for Innovation Departments

Planview Spigit

ideation software. is that it’s exclusively for innovation departments to use to generate breakthrough products and services. It is called “innovation” software after all, right? While that is one of its use cases, the reality is it can be used for so much more. Based on in-depth customer research we conducted, which you can read more about in our 2017 Business Innovation Report , it’s clear that ideation isn’t a siloed initiative any longer.

Diversity and Innovation: Benefiting from a Corporate Culture of Inclusion

Qmarkets

Diversity may seem like a modern corporate buzzword but behind the noise is a concept that is integral to the success of innovation and beyond. ” Just like in the environment and economy, diversity is crucial when it comes to business innovation.

How Ideation Transformed the Culture of the Largest Bank in the Southern Hemisphere

Planview Spigit

89% of Spigit customers are leveraging ideation to create a culture of innovation. That’s a stat we uncovered in our 2017 Business Innovation Report. Establishing a culture of innovation is a hot topic. It’s on the shortlist of strategic initiatives executives around the world are implementing to transform their organizations. Creating a culture of innovation through ideation. Culture

Ideation Drives Discovery in Customer Experience

Innovation Archetecture

Organizations mint Chief Customer Officers (CXO) as readily as they mint Chief Innovation Officers. What is it about the Digital Age that causes organizations to mint chiefs of all stripes in the way sheriffs from the Old West would mint deputies to join them on the posse? Newly minted chiefs know that death by asphyxiation from a pair of well-manicured hands awaits them around every corner. Do we have a shared understanding of goals?

The Top 4 Innovation Culture Best Practices from the World’s Most Successful Companies

Qmarkets

Today the world’s most innovative companies are also some of the most successful. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, especially in the continuous waves of disruption we’re seeing. Their approach ‘creates focused innovation and mitigates any disruption risks’.

How Ideation Transformed the Culture of the Largest Bank in the Southern Hemisphere

Planview Spigit

89% of Spigit customers are leveraging ideation to create a. culture of innovation. That’s a stat we uncovered in our 2017 Business Innovation Report. Establishing a culture of innovation is a hot topic. It’s on the shortlist of strategic initiatives executives around the world are implementing to transform their organizations. Creating a culture of innovation through ideation. Culture

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Digital technologies are totally transforming the face of business. Adopting digital transformation is the only way to stay ahead of the competition in today’s digital era. Innovation management is one of the crucial contributors to digital transformation, along with a few other factors. According to 87% of business leaders, digitalization is a top priority. Digitization implies the process of converting data into digital format.

Millennial Engagement in the workplace: 4 Actionable Tips

Acuvate

Organizations are developing into majority millennial teams, and predictions show millennials representing nearly 75 percent of the workforce by 2030. With an ever-increasing growth in the composition of millennials in the workforce, understanding their needs and applying strategies for their retention has become quite a challenge. Forbes stated that “91% of millennials don’t anticipate staying at a job for more than three years.”. Prefer a culture of open collaboration.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forrester also claims that 53% of global services decision-makers are investing in emerging innovation and idea management technologies to drive innovation. What is innovation management? So why not ignite the culture of ideation among employees?

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

Innovation in Practice

Design Thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why. As a way to reframe problems, ideate solutions, and iterate toward better answers, design thinking is already well established in the commercial world. Along the way, they have improved the quality of their products and enhanced the experiences of those they serve. and adjunct lecturer of design thinking at the Darden Graduate School of Business.

Top 10 Features To Look in Any Idea Management Software

Acuvate

In today’s competitive world, it’s no secret that organizations struggle to come up with competent and innovative solutions to facilitate growth and stay ahead in the game. One of the best ways of improving service, product or efficiency parameters is to tap into the effective intelligence of your employees. Employees are the front runners in driving any specific initiatives of the organization. Innovative Ideas are universal. Gamified Collaboration.

The Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapraneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation

Qmarkets

Often times, the most successful and innovative companies stem from the humblest of origins. Back in the 1970s, Colruyt pioneered the use of a telephone-based system to give their workforce a voice, and now in 2019 they are using Qmarkets’ cutting edge idea management platform to facilitate ideation on a whole new level… Colruyt Group’s Subsidiary Stores and Franchises. The Innovation Hotline – From ‘Green Telephone’ to IDnet.

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. Others looking at the innovation progress keep demanding tangible evidence and quantifiable guarantees that the outcome provides clear returns. Much of the innovation discovery journey is a disappointing one. Those not involved directly within the innovation project constantly remain skeptical or require more proof. The status quo of the existing places an increasing drag on the forces of change.

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Key for Innovation Implementation and Business Success is Communication

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival hammers the point home that innovation is the key to your company’s survival—in other words, “innovate or die.” The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation teaches readers how to implement an organized work culture of innovation in their organization.

How Facebook Made Innovation a Daily Habit

Planview Spigit

Since its founding in 2005, Facebook has become one of the most innovative companies in the world. They’ve used their influence as the number one social network masterfully, evolving into an ecosystem of brands – Instagram, WeChat, Aquila (Facebook’s Internet plane), and others – all aligned to further the company’s mission of giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Think of innovation as a muscle.

Top 10 Innovation Links of the Week: 11.13.15

Planview Spigit

Welcome to our brand new weekly link roundup, featuring a carefully curated selection of hand-picked links to great content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company. The skinny: Renowned innovation leader, management expert, and founder of Strategos Gary Hamel explains which essential parts of the innovation engine you’re probably forgetting.

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Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.29.16

Planview Spigit

Welcome to Spigit’s weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. 1.Why Black Cabs Need to Innovate, Not Fight. This article argues that, to stay alive, black cabs need to innovate, not fight against Uber. Harnessing Digital Disruption will Drive Innovation Cross Industries. Is Experience Good for Innovation?

What Does an Innovator Look Like?

IdeaScale

We’ve dedicated lots of time to thinking about innovators. What their skill sets are, what traits they possess , and what the profile of innovators is globally. But we recently took a look at our own data and developed two profiles of our own: The profile for the crowd innovation administrator: Most of IdeaScale’s administrators were in their mid-thirties and at the managerial level. The post What Does an Innovator Look Like?

Top 10 Innovation Links of the Week: 12.4.15

Planview Spigit

Welcome to Spigit’s weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work. The skinny: Steve Blank outlines how lean innovation practices can drive 10 times the number of initiatives in a fifth of the time. Innovation and the Art of Implementation.

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Want Innovative Teaching? Apply Startup Principles to Reinvent Learning.

InnovationTraining.org

This guest article on innovative teaching shares ideas and strategies from the The Startup Teacher Playbook: Turn Your Ideas Into Actions, Personalize Professional Development, and Create Innovative Learning Experiences for You and Your Students. The post Want Innovative Teaching?

Top Jobs for Innovation Professionals in 2019

IdeaScale

Companies in every industry are accepting that complacency and failure to innovate are tantamount to negligence. Failing to innovate can cause even a large established business to lose ground to competitors that more fully embrace innovation. It requires more than just saying “Innovation is good.” An innovation strategy is a key business asset, and innovation leadership is no longer nice to have, but necessary. Innovation Consultant.

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

eZassi

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation? Crowdsourcing and co-creation is an essential arm of conducting smart business. How to channel your internal and external crowd for innovation, ideation and collaboration. What is the Goal of Crowdsourcing Innovation? By harnessing the collective creativity of the crowd, you can exponentially increase the number of solutions that are submitted in response to a certain challenge.

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.8.16

Planview Spigit

Welcome to the first 2016 weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. A New Blueprint for Collaborative Innovation. It’s a great “on-boarding resource” for people new to of collaborative innovation. 26 Disruptive Tech Trends for the Rest of the Decade. TEDx Berkeley: The Art of Innovation.

Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas

Qmarkets

Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. Submission Arguably the submission phase is the most important step of the process.

Spigit’s 2018 Fall Product Release: Machine Learning, New Use Cases, and More

Planview Spigit

The inspiration behind this release, which you’ll hear more about in the below video, was simple: help customers drive significant cultural change. With that in mind, we set out to reimagine the user experience and expand the flexibility of the Spigit platform to give customers even more ways of creating culture change. Boost efficiency with new machine learning capabilities for both ideators and administrators accelerating the idea generation process.

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Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas

Qmarkets

Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. Submission Arguably the submission phase is the most important step of the process.

Spigit Launches Technology Partner Program to Bring More Advanced Capabilities to Customers

Planview Spigit

Following on the heels of our biggest product release yet, which included new game-changing capabilities, Spigit has announced the launch of its Technology Partner Program. Spigit’s Technology Partner Program opens a new world of possibilities for ideation and collaboration. It enables qualifying software vendors to build integrations with Spigit that help enterprises execute on their portfolios of high-value ideas faster.

Communication is Key for Innovation Implementation and Business Success

Robert Brands

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival hammers the point home that innovation is the key to your company’s survival—in other words, “innovate or die.” The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation teaches readers how to implement an organized work culture of innovation in their organization.

Innovation Software: It’s Not Just for Innovation Departments

Planview Spigit

A common misconception about innovation software is that it’s exclusively for innovation departments to use to generate breakthrough products and services. It is called “innovation” software after all, right? While that is one of its use cases, the reality is it can be used for so much more. In fact, it’s shattering those once established silos and creating an environment where collaboration is solving business challenges across the company faster than before.

4 Innovation Culture Best Practices from the World’s Most Successful Companies

Qmarkets

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, especially in the continuous waves of disruption we’re seeing. Innovation lends itself to success by provoking organizations to continuously push for improvement and always be on the lookout for new opportunities.

Cultivating an Innovation Mindset

eZassi

Cultivating an Innovation Mindset — Actively Pursuing Innovation. At this point, most businesses are keenly aware that it is imperative to their survival, in a competitive business world, to actively pursue innovation and cultivating an innovation mindset within their organization. The real challenge becomes how to create a culture of innovation where individuals, and the team as a whole, are motivated and inspired to drive the company forward.

Top 10 Takeaways from Spigit’s 2017 Ignite Conference

Planview Spigit

From a scientist who led the innovation team that developed the Ebola vaccine, to a world renown innovation author, to the VP of Watson Strategic Partnerships at IBM Watson, Ignite 2017 was one for the record books. Throughout the conference, which included exclusive innovation strategy workshops for Spigit customers, there was no shortage of useful insights attendees walked away with. Early executive sponsorship is critical for sustainable ideation programs.

Top 10 Takeaways from Spigit’s 2017 Ignite Conference

Planview Spigit

From a scientist who led the innovation team that developed the Ebola vaccine, to a world renown innovation author, to the VP of Watson Strategic Partnerships at IBM Watson, Ignite 2017 was one for the record books. Throughout the conference, which included exclusive innovation strategy workshops for Spigit customers, there was no shortage of useful insights attendees walked away with. Early executive sponsorship is critical for sustainable ideation programs.

So, do you really understand innovation?

The Future Shapers

So, if I walked into your office tomorrow, stopped the first person I came across and asked them what they understood your organisation’s innovation strategy to be, what sort of answer would I get? And even if I were to find someone who could give me a full response on your current level of innovation maturity, would they then be able to explain the part they play and how they contribute? I touched on this in my recent article on why innovation transformations fail.

Your Job Is to Attend Meetings

Innovation Archetecture

People distinguish between attending meetings and doing their jobs: “all these meetings are getting in the way of my real work.". Or, maybe the essential complaint has more to do with our inability to adhere to the taxonomy of meetings.