Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

Often our innovation activities face the same dilemma. Innovation needs time, it needs evolution and resolution but also speeding up. The need for innovation results has sped up considerably. The belief that lean management principles will get the innovation out of the door quicker, has been one of those management adoptions that often trick us into believing we are achieving more than we actually are. Designing the complete rapid innovation application process.

Five Barriers to the Innovation Process and How to Overcome Them

IdeaScale

It would seem that the innovation process is simple: Get an idea, refine that idea, implement it, and repeat the process. Here are five common problems with the innovation process and how to resolve them. The innovation process needs to be crafted to fit each group.

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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline. We have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. I wrote a piece “ Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design ” that stated much of what I saw as any design intent.

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification

IdeaScale

Improve your innovation process with gamification. The ideal moment in any innovation process is when innovating becomes fun. That’s where gamification comes in, and it can blast your innovation onto a whole new plane. Gamification is the addition of game-like ideas and rewards to a work process. And it absolutely works; it’s been found that gamification can increase engagement by up to 20%, regardless of the audience.

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. aside as innovation spend. Innovation is di?cult innovation.

Enabling Collaboration to Improve Employee Engagement

HunchBuzz

When you think about collaboration, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Collaboration has a different meaning to every individual, but that meaning ties into one thing – how engaged you are at work. Collaboration helps create this environment, which improves overall employee engagement. The Power of Collaboration and Improving Employee Engagement. Collaboration also helps people innovate, as people inspire people.

6 Leadership Roles to Expand Innovative, Collaborative Thinking

BrainZooming

In any collaborative meeting, you, as a leader, have an opportunity to foster innovative thinking. Moving to an anonymous, text-based online collaborative environment, though, offers multiple new, intriguing possibilities for leaders to cultivate innovation.

How to Engage People with Ideation and Challenge-based Learning

Be-novative

How to engage and motivate people to be open in sharing their ideas and solve challenges your organisation is facing? With our efficient ideation and decision-making process we could remotely arrive at the conclusions in less than an hour?—?that

How to Engage People with Ideation and Challenge-based Learning

Be-novative

How to engage and motivate people to be open in sharing their ideas and solve challenges your organisation is facing? With our efficient ideation and decision-making process we could remotely arrive at the conclusions in less than an hour?—?that

The 3 Pillars of Manufacturing: Anticipation, Innovation, Collaboration

Daniel Burrus

Yet despite the coronavirus pandemic throwing a wrench in what was poised to be one of the best economic years in recent history, the manufacturing industry is still steadily rising thanks to a multitude of technological advances, and there is plenty more innovation to come.

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 the innovation appetite of the organization.

That sudden surge within the crowd

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing today is being used across many challenges that are tackling social issues, global concerns, individual community or organizational questions that need “our” opinion and engagement. Sequencing Being systematic for ideas breaking down the value of an idea broaden out where ideas come from idea management ideal process for innovation process engagement open innovation and collaborations the Idea to commercialization concept The Power of Global Collaborative Innovation

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

The use of crowdsourcing : the goal for me, is to engage and move the crowd towards a new direction, by encouraging out individual thinking and discovery, searching for combining these contributions; ones that lead to novel, new answers that move a challenge forward into a solution, one that has improved value over the existing. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system. So is the art of engagement with the crowd.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

The use of crowdsourcing : the goal for me, is to engage and move the crowd towards a new direction, by encouraging out individual thinking and discovery, searching for combining these contributions; ones that lead to novel, new answers that move a challenge forward into a solution, one that has improved value over the existing. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system. So is the art of engagement with the crowd.

Drive Innovation by Disrupting the Existing Management Norms

InnovationManagement

To stay on top, established organisations need to stimulate innovation. The post Drive Innovation by Disrupting the Existing Management Norms appeared first on Innovation Management. Before being acquired by Facebook for US$1 billion, Instagram was just another photo-sharing app operating with insignificant infrastructure and a dozen employees.

The lost innovation pathway

Paul Hobcraft

I was recently working through a set of older presentation files and came across this extract concerning innovation again and thought I must share this. Are we making real progress in our innovation activities? The extract offers much for any innovation pathway we might be considering.

Spotless: An Innovation Roadmap

InnovationManagement

Bridie Scott is an Innovation Manager at Spotless and she’s taken the business on a journey from a large-scale company with big goals to a company that is listening to and empowering all of their frontline employees in the innovation process. The post Spotless: An Innovation Roadmap appeared first on Innovation Management.

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

The ability to build a greater collaboration gets ‘beaten’ back by these strongly held views that overshadow the other voices you are wanting here. How do you deal with potential plagiarism, intellectual property rights or those deliberately seeking funds or engagement for their means? You can research the choices fairly well, prior any engagement with a little researching. A climate of trust comes from this dedication and empowerment, and openly engaging within communities.

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

The ability to build a greater collaboration gets ‘beaten’ back by these strongly held views that overshadow the other voices you are wanting here. How do you deal with potential plagiarism, intellectual property rights or those deliberately seeking funds or engagement for their means? You can research the choices fairly well, prior any engagement with a little researching. A climate of trust comes from this dedication and empowerment, and openly engaging within communities.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you with a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part two

Paul Hobcraft

So part two of my reflective summary: Design thinking becomes the best friend to innovation, strategically and tactically. When DT is applied to business or social issues it is by making creativity logical, you have its power of contribution, it can transform our innovative solutions. Design thinking as something far too prescribed ‘dulls’ the process. All this adds up to a creative process. Creativity is one of the key essences contributing to innovation.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview

Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. We have heard it time and again…Somewhere between the birth of an idea and the delivery phase, innovation slows or becomes nonexistent. Which is why “Innovation is rewarded but execution is worshipped!” While most innovation management software makes it possible for teams and organizations to gather and iterate on ideas, the question you must ask is, how do you ensure the best ideas become reality? Celebrate innovation success.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

Innovation Ecosystem Understanding through an AI-driven approach

Paul Hobcraft

I like to think I am often colliding at the innovation intersections where I keep finding lots of synergies that feed my research and innovative curiosity to support others. We look to engage in issues and challenges that give value and impact, sometimes it works, other times less so!

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Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

It is equally holding a new form of innovation back, one that is highly collaborative where partners come together to work on more complex problems. Collaborators can achieve solutions only by being “fully” connected up, comfortable with their data, understanding and contribution, both within their knowledge and insights. Such a learning platform will also facilitate collaborative action and the new partnership between companies and governments.

9 Ways to Engage Your Crowd

Planview

As an innovation practitioner, ensuring that program leaders can motivate people to participate in their innovation programs is something I spend quite a lot of time thinking about. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that crowdsourced innovation is extremely effective. But, to be successful, you must find the right approach to consistently — and repeatedly — engage your crowd.

Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

Paul Hobcraft

For me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk. Innovation is held back so often because the quantification of risk cannot fit into an organization’s current assessment and measurements of risk. Innovation risk leaves many executives very uncomfortable. That growing uncomfortable feeling that innovation places their bonus at “risk” so they like to ring fence innovation as much as possible. So I always welcome discussion on risk and innovation.

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

I want to offer some thoughts that need us all involved in innovation to think about as we finish out 2018. If you are frustrated with your current innovation process then read on. If you are not, then simply “click away” and certainly my best wishes by ignoring a very changing innovation world that we are all undergoing. Much of the current innovation process you are currently working with is a Dinosaur, it should have disappeared long ago.

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Assessing and Ranking Competing Projects and Opportunities

Wellspring

Oftentimes in large organizations and F500 companies, innovation and R&D are treated like a shared service, with the majority of initiatives originating from outside the function. Other business units and product lines, inspired after an ideation session or hackathon, come to the innovation team with an idea to explore. This engagement and collaboration allows the innovation function to stay close to strategic initiatives and high-level, vital projects.

What’s the Best Idea Criteria for Innovation Programs?

InnovationManagement

Some people are looking for financial predictions, some people want to know how an idea measures up to their organizational objectives, but everyone is looking for the perfect set of criteria so that they can evaluate ideas at some point during the innovation process and validate them.

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.

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

Planview

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. 1,697 comments, collaborating ideas. Employee engagement.

Innovation needs the power of completing the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pace. The prospect of new innovation potential will eventually work through into the world of Industry 4.0 Innovation is ready for those accelerating and being fully committed to their 4IR journey.

Building the Single Innovation Digital Platform Environment

Paul Hobcraft

Throughout the past couple of years, I have been constantly arguing about the need to put innovation management on a digital platform. These have come in different thoughts on digital platforms, ready for cross-industry and having in place, a rapid digital innovation process that scales and evolves on new technology and insights. What if you could manage your innovation in the ways shown in this diagram? Innovation today requires, no demands more connectivity.

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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. So where does innovation sit within your organization? Innovation is full of rhetoric and hot air.

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The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating and can this be changed? You can follow their work over on innovation-3, where they help companies to set the Scaling-Up of a fully validated innovation concept up for success. This growing complexity to manage is increasingly moving organizations towards the very traits innovation also requires. The shedding of legacy can equally liberate innovation. This is where innovation comes into play.

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The Scandal Called Design Thinking

The Future Shapers

You might conclude from this that our ability to innovate and be creative is drastically reduced by the time we become adults. can open new paths and responses that add value to the design process. Employee Engagement Internal Collaboration Talent Acquisition

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

I have written a fair amount about the new innovation era, offering a view on its future design. One that is jumping to a fresh cycle of innovative design. We are in the middle of it, some of you may not have noticed its impact and change but it is significant on the understanding of innovation, in it’s future design. To achieve this innovation has gone digital, pure and simple. So the need to innovate comes from digital as the source.

How Can You Run An Idea Creation Competition?

IdeaScale

Idea generation is the heart of innovation. Creating this culture in your organization increases employee engagement and promotes collaboration. Innovation increases brand loyalty. One way to inspire the innovation process is to hold an idea generation competition.

Extending innovations value- appreciating the whole system.

Paul Hobcraft

Well, I had a reflective moment on some points I consider within innovation that need re-emphasizing. So my reflective points were these as we always should consider the whole connected system of innovation. Extending innovations value – appreciating the whole system. For me, innovation needs to be treated more like a complete interlinked value chain. We must step back and see the whole value chain system for innovation. There is always a time to reflect.

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Focusing on Innovation for our Energy Transition we are all undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

When you are undertaking such a transformation in any system like energy, innovation becomes vital to inject new forces of dynamism and creative thinking to tackling such a change. The energy transition that the world is undertaking is one of the most critical areas where innovation needs to be at its very best, that top of the game to make the level of change necessary. Where can innovation help? Innovation needs to resolve different part of the energy transition.

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