Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

Such disruption, impacting companies regardless of industry, is fueling the sense of urgency behind innovation. Either your organization is innovating or it’s getting swallowed up by the competition. That’s why having an effective innovation program is so important to stay afloat. The challenge for many program leaders and their innovation programs comes down to their level of involvement in the idea implementation process.

4 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

You’ve done the groundwork for creating a successful innovation program. You’ve learned what mistakes to avoid , and even moved forward with adopting innovation management software like Spigit to enable innovation in a way that’s valuable and repeatable.

Babak Forutanpour on how to start a grass roots innovation program in a big company

Game-Changer

How do you start a grassroots innovation program within your company? On this episode of the Big Bang Podcast we interview Babak Forutanpour, Founder of Qualcomm’s FLUX employee-run open innovation program and creator of @ TheAryaBall.

Can Small Teams Run Innovation Programs?

KindlingApp

Most discussions about “innovation,” including those here on our blog , focus on one of three kinds of innovation: the abstract notion of creativity-driven progress and improvement, the specific activity by an individual of introducing that progress, and the need to institutionalize the same progress as an element of corporate culture and process on an enterprise scale. We generally call that last kind an “innovation program.” Innovation Innovation Program

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

INNOVATION. REPORT Methodology Spigit’s 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report. innovation program for over three years, and 36 percent. two years as part of their overall program. innovation by looking at programs established for three.

Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

It is the failure to innovate that led to its “demise.”. In other words, it is because sometimes innovation strategies fail to produce products/ services that the customers want. Which brings us to the question, “Why do innovation programs fail?”. Innovation advocate.

Grow Like Flo in 2016: Taking the Lead from Progressive’s Crowdsourced Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

Here are a few things the team at Progressive is really, really good at: (1) creating one of the most iconic brand mascots to ever hit the insurance scene; (2) leading the charge in industry breakthroughs, like data-driven driving services; (3) developing awesome new products, services, and processes with crowdsourced innovation. This year, enterprise leaders can learn a great deal from the insurance giant about crowdsourcing innovation successfully.

A Collaborative Product Development Stage Gate

IdeaScale

So a company that provides silica and sand based products actually has a wide range of innovation opportunities as they build out their product portfolio. The post A Collaborative Product Development Stage Gate appeared first on IdeaScale.

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?

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.

Successfully Merging Theory and Practice in your Innovation Program

Qmarkets

Eric Gabas-Varini is the Partner and Co-Founder of Innovation Framework Technologies, a consulting firm which was founded in Paris, but has since established regional offices in the United States, South Korea & Japan, with a network of associate offices in Latin America and the Middle East.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

a Culture of Innovation 2 // 19Spigit: 11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Existing Culture Into a Culture of Innovation 1 2 94% of senior executives in a research study by McKinsey said. innovation. innovation to build a culture of. innovation. sustainable innovation and.

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?

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Successfully Merging Theory and Practice in your Innovation Program

Qmarkets

Eric Gabas-Varini is the Partner and Co-Founder of Innovation Framework Technologies, a consulting firm which was founded in Paris, but has since established regional offices in the United States, South Korea & Japan, with a network of associate offices in Latin America and the Middle East.

Talk-n-Tweet | Collaborative Innovation at Scale

Hutch Carpenter

Crowdsourcing is a case where you get many people who don’t one another collaborating toward a defined outcome. At the same time, the weekly #innochat will follow along with the radio program. What is the model for cognitive diversity to generate innovation outcomes?

Hackathons – 3 tips for getting started quickly

Imaginatik

Now, corporations are lining up to use them as a means of developing ideas and driving engagement around innovation programs. In fact, several audience members from our recent 8 programs of engagement webinar expressed hesitation about hackathons.

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Innovation Needs a Home

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Needs a Home An innovation program needs a home. While occasionally this works, I have found if the innovation program is placed inside the business unit, typically it results in improvements vs. innovation. Innovation based in the individual.

Measuring Your Innovation Maturity

Innovation Excellence

Introduction When it comes to innovation, no two companies are likely to be pursuing innovation in the same way, and they are also likely to be at different stages of innovation maturity.

Do Good Ideas Come from Collaboration or Conflict?

KindlingApp

There will be collaboration, or there will be conflict. Amazon employees all share a fundamental drive toward improvement—they’re innovative, and accordingly, they're successful. It is possible to seek innovative success in collaboration rather than competition and from humans rather than data. In this culture, project managers , innovation officers , intrapreneurs , and engaged employees work collaboratively to meet their goals.

Radio Show Interview: Collaborative Innovation at Scale

Hutch Carpenter

The area of collaborative innovation is a natural extension of the social business movement. It’s the extension of social into purposeful collaboration , a term Alan Lepofsky uses to describe the evolution of the social business market. In the innovation-focused radio show, Women Who Innovate , host LeAnna Carey, innovation expert John Lewis and I talk about collaborative innovation at scale.

Capgemini Report on Innovation Centers: Top 5 Takeaways

Planview Spigit

Innovation has never been as misunderstood, challenging, expensive, or transformative as it is today. Here are our top 5 takeaways on innovation centers from a recent report released by Capgemini. Innovation Labs Can Inspire New Ideas.

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9 Surefire Ways to Kill Innovation (That You Aren’t Thinking About)

Planview Spigit

But bad business habits can throw a major wrench in innovation before it even has a chance to get off the ground. Here are 10 things you might be doing without thinking that are killing your innovation efforts right now.

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

Planview Spigit

In the open innovation space, one regularly leads to the other. The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy. Never before has it been easier (or more important) for leading brands to take advantage of the collaborative economy. Companies Leverage Open Innovation Better than China.

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The Language of Crowdsourcing: 5 Questions to Ask

Planview Spigit

Crowdsourcing innovation works best when the crowd knows exactly what issue they’re trying to address. “We want top-line growth and to protect our bottom-line, and I need your ideas on how to make that happen!”.

SCERL: The Ultimate Innovation Management Cheat Sheet

Planview Spigit

What of the innovation management practitioner? Can a checklist or memory jogger save their program? The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Innovation Management. The innovation practitioner scores each factor a 2, 1, or 0. Potential of ideas/ innovations vetted/ tested.

Crowdsourcing Innovation: 4 Steps to Success

Planview Spigit

Recently, Spigit CTO James Gardner shared some of his expert tips on using crowdsourcing software to build your innovation pipeline. Innovation is so often tied to never-before-seen ideas and inventions that it can be difficult to pull back from the grand picture and look for ways to innovate on a smaller scale. As you’re spreading your innovation investment, you’re more likely to see a return in a shorter space of time, building a demonstrable ROI.”.

LIVE WEBINAR: 3 Pros Tell You How to Strike Innovation Gold in 2016

Planview Spigit

If your New Year’s resolutions include having an enterprise-grade innovation program that operates like a well-oiled results machine, then we sure have the webinar for you. First up: Dr. Norman Lewis of PwC, who leads the charge for the One Innovation Programme.

REPORT SUMMARY: The New Formula for Business Innovation

Planview Spigit

Business innovation is a major focus for all companies. And, understanding how your company is currently perceived by the market is crucial to figuring out how to organize business innovation efforts going forward. The Secret Sauce for Successful Business Innovation.

Organize to Prioritize Innovation

KindlingApp

When an organization decides to invest resources, time, and energy in an innovation program, management is making a calculated bet about their teams' ability to identify and solve problems to grow the business—but there's not always a concrete purpose or hurdle against which the innovation program is supposed to act. How can an innovation program find its purpose? Innovation program, day 1: “What are the biggest problems facing our business?”

Inspire Innovation with Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Planview Spigit

Are you an idea champion, ready to inspire innovation in your company? Then you’re also going to love Spigit’s 2015 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, with a handpicked selection of gifts to help you inspire innovation in your organization.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 2: Catching Ideas With Targeted Campaigns

HYPE Innovation

Welcome back to the 10 Rules of Innovation Management series! If you're new to the series, I'll be sharing 10 best practices to help you manage your online collaborative innovation program or get started if you're thinking about launching one ( subscribe to the series here! ).

Making Innovation a Habit

KindlingApp

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. Customers who are successful haven’t just expected innovation, but have actively helped their employees develop innovation habits.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. Innovation as a dedicated activity still sits uncomfortably within many organizations.

Building an Idea-Driven Organization at HCA

KindlingApp

In one of Tim’s recent posts on the Kindling blog, he talks about the three important levers of a successful innovation program—culture, process, and tools—which were the areas of our focus in transforming ourselves into an idea-driven organization. We first had to tackle the foundational elements to any successful innovation program: Trust–Without trust, people can't open their minds and free themselves to think uninhibitedly. Innovation Program Culture

When Does Creativity Become Innovation?

KindlingApp

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. A creative idea that doesn’t get off the ground—or out of someone’s head—is not an innovation. If creativity is about having ideas, innovation is more about having valuable ideas. Innovative ideas are ideas that have an impact. Innovation Innovation Program

Why Is Structure Important in Innovation?

KindlingApp

Why is an innovation program better for idea management than a suggestion box or an Excel spreadsheet? Structuring innovation means building the foundation for idea submission. Around which topics will people innovate? Building an innovation program means thinking about each of these elements of structure–who, what, and how–before idea submission even begins. In the Great Work Study , a collaboration between the Cicero Group, Forbes Insights and the O.C.

Culture, Process, and Tools

KindlingApp

Similarly, when launching a corporate innovation program, you should look to balance these three fundamental components—culture, process, and tools. If any are deficient relative to the others, it will be much harder to achieve your desired outcomes for the program. In the context of an innovation program, evaluating your company’s culture might involve asking some targeted questions: how supportive is the shared decision-making process, the culture, for discussing new ideas?

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Innovation is Change

Planview Spigit

Can you think of a single innovation that didn’t change something? Innovation is change, or at least, innovation requires change. For companies looking to build a sustainable innovation capability this is an important first step. Defining Innovation.

A really worthwhile report on Innovation not to be missed from Innovation Leader.

Paul Hobcraft

The report provides insights from 270 innovation, R&D and strategy executives and considerable work on structuring the conclusions in highly thoughtful and valuable ways to the reader. Creating Strategic Alignment, 2.Funding Innovation, 3 Delivering Impact and 4 Moving forward.

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Feature Friday: Share that Great Idea

KindlingApp

Instead of developing the idea, I held onto it—so instead, someone else with the same idea developed it into an innovation they could bring to market. While our natural impulse as inventors may be to protect our ideas, developing an idea into an innovation often requires input from others. Sharing allows us to go through the innovation process: discovering challenges to your approach, finding solutions to obstacles, and turning a great idea into a winning accomplishment.

5 Practical Programs that Build Innovation

Innovation Excellence

As the business world is changing rapidly, the practical application of innovation programs can be confusing to organizations that are starting on an innovation path. Following are five of the most effective programs you can.

Crowdsourcing at Work: Open Innovation with Unilever’s Foundry IDEAS™

Planview Spigit

One of those brands is Unilever , one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products that launched its crowdsourced innovation program , Unilever Foundry, last year, to make sustainable living commonplace by collaborating with innovators.

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. To achieve this innovation has gone digital, pure and simple. So the need to innovate comes from digital as the source.