Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

There have been times I sat down with a client and I told them, “your organization is very innovative”, but they don’t believe me. I tell them, if you don’t perceive yourself as innovative, then you’re not. Here’s what they need to see and believe: An innovative corporate culture is one that supports the creation of new ideas and the implementation of those ideas. See innovation as a competency. Innovation is a skill, not a gift.

Creating A Culture of Innovation Using Innovation Software

eZassi

As companies increasingly recognize the importance of innovation and disruptive solutions to remain competitive, the big question remains: where does innovation come from and how a culture of innovation be cultivated? Contrary to popular belief, existing employees account for the vast majority of innovative ideas and the right software can help unlock innovation while also shifting the entire company culture.

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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.

Do Good Ideas Come from Collaboration or Conflict?

KindlingApp

When ideas (and idea-havers) go head-to-head, we usually anticipate one of two consequences. There will be collaboration, or there will be conflict. Amazon has recently made headlines for its ultra-competitve culture. Caretakers, individuals who are ill or injured, or those of a less competitive cast are at a disadvantage at Amazon, and eventually get dismissed or leave of their own volition. Etsy’s culture is almost antithetical to Amazon’s, but it works, too.

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. Many times, trying to launch an innovation program at your company can encounter endless pitfalls and stumbling blocks, as illustrated in this example from the Harvard Business Review. When senior leadership says they want ‘innovation’ within the company, what does that mean? Investing Wisely in Innovation.

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’.

Making Innovation a Habit

KindlingApp

At year-end, only 8% of people will be successful with their resolutions. Most of us do not turn our resolutions into habits. Even for routines at work, intention doesn’t equal results: it is not enough to simply say that your company is building a culture of innovation. You have to turn innovation into a habit. We hear from new customers all the time that their intangible long-term innovation goal is to create a culture of innovation.

When Does Creativity Become Innovation?

KindlingApp

There’s a lot of emphasis in the idea management world on being creative—see Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2015 , for example—but it’s not always obvious that being creative is only step one. Innovation requires creativity, but creativity on its own isn’t enough to move a company forward. To be truly innovative, we need to harness and structure the creativity that we already have. Innovative ideas are ideas that have an impact.

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.

Is Your Innovation Training Program All It Could Be?

IdeaScale

Businesses can no longer ignore innovation and hope to remain competitive. If only innovation were as easy as snapping our fingers!?. It isn’t just tech companies and startups that are emphasizing innovation, but businesses in all industries and of all sizes. As a result of increased focus on innovation, innovation training programs are springing up – both inside companies and as entities that are marketed to businesses.

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?

3 Tips for Measuring the Impact of Your Innovation Platform

Planview Spigit

When the metamorphosis includes an innovation platform, leaders are typically left to determine not only how to leverage the solution, but also how to measure its impact. Crowdsourced innovation” —the process of inspiring, collecting, and accelerating ideas from the “crowd,” such as your employees, partners, and customers, at scale—has proven to be incredibly effective. From the start, program managers should be thinking about direct financial value. Innovation

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What does a company open to innovation look like?

ideas4allinnovation

All companies say they are open to innovation but, in practice, many of them do not have a defined innovation strategy, nor do they explore all their potential. They conceive innovation not only as a buzz word. How mature is your organization’s innovation?

3 Takeaways from Spigit’s Innovation Forum

Planview Spigit

Spigit recently hosted an Innovation Forum with global consumer goods manufacturer Li & Fung in Hong Kong. An exclusive group of innovation leaders convened for an evening of sharing best practices and in-depth discussions about innovation programs. Here are three innovation takeaways that grabbed our attention. Build an innovation program with employees to solve problems at scale. Innovation can be approached in many ways.

3 Takeaways from Spigit’s Innovation Forum

Planview Spigit

Spigit recently hosted an Innovation Forum with global consumer goods manufacturer Li & Fung in Hong Kong. An exclusive group of innovation leaders convened for an evening of sharing best practices and in-depth discussions about innovation programs. Here are three innovation takeaways that grabbed our attention. Build an innovation program with employees to solve problems at scale. Innovation can be approached in many ways.

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.

Are Japanese Companies Afraid of Innovation?

IdeaScale

How do you define innovation? I define innovation as creating and capturing new value as the Global Innovation Management Institute does. . Surprisingly, 0 companies had defined innovation for their company! Of course, there is no right or wrong answer, but we’ve been asking if shows that they might not have fully defined a strong innovation strategy. In Japan, sometimes innovation is seen simply as a marketing tactic.

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.

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.

Why Your Company Should Celebrate Intrapreneurs

KindlingApp

Savvy businesses know that innovation is key to keeping up with today’s rapid change. Well, making innovation a goal is one thing, but achieving it is another. Innovation is different for every organization, and this is because of the living, breathing people in that organization. Among these people, there are some who have innovation built into their DNA. These are the innovation heroes of your organization, the “intrapreneurs.”.

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview Spigit

Every year at Spigit’s annual conference , Ignite, we recognize clients in our innovation community whose programs have achieved remarkable feats. Launch of the Year. New Program of the Year. The award for Best Employee Engagement looks at clients who have created a robust reward and recognition program, and have increased employee engagement and participation across their innovation campaigns and challenges. Launch of the Year.

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview Spigit

Every year at Spigit’s annual conference , Ignite, we recognize clients in our innovation community whose programs have achieved remarkable feats. Launch of the Year. New Program of the Year. The award for Best Employee Engagement looks at clients who have created a robust reward and recognition program, and have increased employee engagement and participation across their innovation campaigns and challenges. Launch of the Year.

Strengthen 5 Dimensions of Your Culture for Innovation, Recovery and Resurgence

Values Centered Innovation

The rules of the game have changed, and will continue to evolve. . We’re in a liminal space – an in-between space – where we’ve left the relative certainty of our habitual world but not yet “arrived” at what I call the “Next New Normal.”

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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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Why Innovation Transformation Programmes Fail

The Future Shapers

Those of you who are regular readers of my thought pieces will know that I regularly reinforce the fact that ‘failure’ is a key mindset and component of the innovation equation. So, why do so many corporate innovation transformation programmes fail? Failure is supposed to be part of the formula not the end result, right? Innovation maturity. A note of caution though. organisations overall innovation maturity is on the lower side.”

Spigit Advances Platform Flexibility to Support Even Wider Variety of Use Cases

Planview Spigit

Over the last 11 years, to meet those ever-changing needs, we’ve seen crowdsourced innovation evolve into a key component in corporate strategies. Companies are leveraging crowdsourced innovation to achieve a number of business goals, including: Creating a culture of innovation. Eliminating silos and creating more collaboration. Engagement in an innovation program is crucial for success. Best of all, this is all within one solution.

Innovate or Die: What is the State of Your Innovative Culture?

eZassi

If there are any remaining questions about the importance of innovation in today’s business world, all you have to do is look to the recent closing of the giant Toys “R” Us as a stark reminder of what happens when companies fail to innovate. Consider this: “only 12 percent of the Fortune 500 companies from 1955 are still in business, and last year alone, 26 percent fell off the list.” Innovation means understanding these shifts and facing them head on.

Crowdsourcing: Bolstering Your Company’s Survival Kit

Planview Spigit

A company’s very survival relies not on a visionary CEO or group of executives but the collective knowledge of its employees and their ability to collaborate. The reality is, despite the spotlight that’s placed on founders, not one CEO or group of executives knows everything. New advances in technology, consumer behavioral changes, and a whole host of other factors make it difficult for one or even a handful of individuals to keep up.

Sincerely Sima: Finding Time for Innovation

KindlingApp

Don’t have time for innovation? This third entry in the “Sincerely Sima” Innovation Q&A series provides some tips for fitting innovation into your schedule, whether you’re an employee participating in an innovation program, a manager who’s leading one or a senior leader who’s tracking and expecting results. Dear Sima, we want to be a more innovative company but find that the biggest roadblock to that is time. Innovation Management

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.

A Recap of Innova-Con 2018: The Maturation of Innovation Management Continues

Innovation Archetecture

Booz Allen Hamilton hosted Innova-Con at their new Innovation Center across from McPherson Square in Washington DC. The International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) sponsors Innova-Con as the capstone to their annual cycle of events. The IAOIP, a non-profit professional society, seeks to raise the level of knowledge amongst the professionals working in the field of innovation management.

How to enable inclusive innovation

hackerearth

The innovation system would meet the needs of every person. Inadequacy or inaccessibility should not constrain people’s innovative ability. Considering how difficult it is to achieve this perfection, we strive for an equally worthy goal of continuous improvement—to generate economic growth that is socially inclusive. What is inclusive innovation? Here, the excluded groups are both producers and customers of innovations. Innovation Management

Achieving an Innovation Culture

Strategos

A stepwise approach to achieving an innovation culture. Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” The famous quote is attributed to Peter Drucker, who pointed out that culture is a strong driver of how a company behaves and plays to win. We can safely say the same applies to the importance of culture for innovation performance. Focusing on skill building in a vacuum in hopes that it will lead to culture change.

Solving the 10 Most Common Innovation Challenges

Game-Changer

The importance of innovation is increasing each year. Some companies are establishing their internal and external innovation teams, focusing more on developing a culture of innovation. Innovation isn’t easy. If it were, then wouldn’t be having debates about “ how we need less innovation but more of the same “ The truth is established businesses can and must innovate, but there are challenges they must overcome.