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? Knock Your Innovation Program Out of the Park

Planbox

Innovation, for all intents and purposes, plays a similar function in the corporate setting because it engages your workforce in the same way sports do, as employees are brought together to participate in something bigger than themselves. Innovation is not all that different to a team sport.

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. In fact, Gartner recently named crowdsourcing as the most effective independent discipline that CIOs can adopt to drive digital transformation. From vehicle manufacturer, Polaris, leveraging its employees’ creativity to out-innovate the likes of Harley Davidson, to the UNHCR changing the lives of millions of refugees through crowdsourcing ideas.

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What You Need to Know About Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Every spring at IdeaScale, we start receiving requests from undergraduate and graduate students around the globe who are researching crowdsourcing and its potential application in the business world. But we thought we’d document some of the most common questions below to tell you what you need to know about crowdsourcing. What are the benefits of crowdsourcing? Ideas are the life blood of innovation. What are the stages of innovation? Ideation.

Idea to Impact: The Maturity of Innovation Programs

Planview Spigit

The main premise of the article was to shed a light on an important aspect of ideation and innovation programs: impact. The challenge I see is the inability to move beyond generating ideas to generating impact — and for innovation departments to be able to track their ideas from incubation to impact.” At the end of the day, innovation leaders are measured on how impactful their innovation programs are on the business. Crowdsourcing

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. Through their Ideate Innovation program, which the team uses to surface and develop ideas and turn them into award-winning products. But the company’s existing “innovation” process was entirely manual, making progress fragmented, expensive, time-consuming, and siloed.

Why Measuring the Value of Your Innovation Program from Day One is Important

Planview Spigit

Every year Spigit conducts its “ State of Crowdsourced Innovation ” customer study to better understand how our customers build and manage their innovation programs. One of the key findings from this research is that a significant shift occurs at around the three-year mark of having an innovation program. This shift centers around measurement of program value. What ideas do we have in our innovation pipeline? Crowdsourcing

The Total Economic Impact of an Innovation Program Driven by Spigit

Planview Spigit

When establishing an innovation program, business leaders often struggle with forecasting the potential economic impact. To address this, Spigit commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an independent study examining the value customers receive from implementing an innovation program that leverages Spigit’s enterprise innovation management software. To quantify the complete value of innovation program that leverages Spigit’s. Crowdsourcing

Capgemini Report on Innovation Centers: Top 5 Takeaways

Planview Spigit

Innovation has never been as misunderstood, challenging, expensive, or transformative as it is today. Many companies are turning to innovation centers — physical hubs where people can gather to design, build, and test products — to complement the crowdsourcing software (like Spigit ) that enables their overall programs. Here are our top 5 takeaways on innovation centers from a recent report released by Capgemini.

The Total Economic Impact of Spigit’s Ideation Management Software

Planview Spigit

When establishing an innovation program, business leaders often struggle with forecasting the potential economic impact. To address this, Spigit commissioned Forrester Research to conduct an independent study examining the value customers receive from implementing Spigit’s ideation management software. In their report, dubbed The Total Economic Impact of an Innovation Program Driven By Spigit , Forrester reveals their findings. Crowdsourcing

How to manage communication in your innovation program

ideas4allinnovation

Communication is essential if an organization wishes to engage its employees in its corporate innovation program, while also aligning participation with the organization’s objectives. Nor will all ideas generated in the program have an impact on the corporate income statement.

Crowdsourced Innovation Management Survey: Participate in Valuable Industry Research

Planview Spigit

If you are reading this blog, you know that ideation and engaging the power of the crowd is at the heart of any innovation program. Planview Spigit is conducting the fourth annual State of Crowdsourced Innovation Management survey and study. The purpose of the survey is to gather data that highlights industry insights around ideation and crowdsourced innovation programs. The 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Findings.

Inspire Innovation with Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Planview Spigit

Are you an idea champion, ready to inspire innovation in your company? Do you love it when the things you care about (like ideation and presents) come together as one? 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. Try these stellar innovation books, all under $20. The Idea to Innovation Flowchart Poster keeps your motivation in check.

Spigit Webinar: Embedding Innovation into Company DNA, Featuring Cambia Health

Planview Spigit

Because of that, it should go without saying that the primary focus of this industry is, then, people — their experiences as doctors, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders — and innovation efforts should support that. The Innovation Force. Enter the Innovation Force, Cambia’s internal innovation program powered by Spigit crowdsourcing software. In other words, they have a deep commitment to people-focused innovation.

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

The evolving trend of smart city innovation is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground.

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. Killer Innovations Podcast: 5 Innovation Blindspots that killed Nokia and Kodak. TEDx Berkeley: The Art of Innovation.

Catch Up on IdeaNation 2019 Interviews in the New Year

IdeaScale

Each year, IdeaScale meets with innovators from all over the globe who gather to share best practices on the management and delivery of ideas. The topics are diverse and offer valuable insight into what it takes to innovate in the ever-changing technological landscape of today.

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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Successful Innovation Means Finding Time to Make Decisions

KindlingApp

In the comments on Kindling’s blog post “ When Does Creativity Become Innovation? many members of some of our favorite LinkedIn innovation groups echoed the same sentiment: “Anybody can have ideas, but managing them effectively—that’s where innovation happens.”. Creativity is coming up with multiple ideas to solve an issue, whereas Innovation is the one which becomes a commercially viable [idea] of value”. Innovation is making that idea useful or taking it to market.”.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Innovation management is one of the crucial contributors to digital transformation, along with a few other factors. Digital innovation is driving increasing interconnection, giving unprecedented access to capabilities, resources and talent on a global scale. Among other domains which are taking their best bite in the digital transformation are tools and applications in the field service sector, predictive maintenance, and crowdsourcing. Understanding innovation management.

Top 10 Takeaways from Spigit’s Ignite 2018 Conference

Planview Spigit

With so many innovation leaders from some of the largest companies in the world in attendance, there was no shortage of opportunities to learn. Crowdsourced innovation programs are maturing. Companies are moving beyond optimizing for ideation. They’re now putting more focus on the impact their programs are having on their company’s bottom line. Frequent communication is an absolute must for successful crowdsourced innovation programs.

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. Create an environment where collaboration and ideation thrive.

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. Create an environment where collaboration and ideation thrive.

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. Bain & Company developed a system for assessing an organization’s innovation readiness.

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. The metrics are segmented by the different phases of innovation: Sourcing.

Four Ways to Improve Your Creative Confidence

IdeaScale

So, your company is investing in innovation, but do you lack the confidence to be creative? A 2017 Crowdsourced Innovation Report published by IdeaScale noted that more and more companies are embedding innovation initiatives at their organizations. 53% of the innovation programs are focused on leveraging the collective wisdom of employees. The report list below the six innovation priorities that companies are focusing on in 2017.

Four Ways to Improve Your Creative Confidence

IdeaScale

So, your company is investing in innovation, but do you lack the confidence to be creative? A 2017 Crowdsourced Innovation Report published by IdeaScale noted that more and more companies are embedding innovation initiatives at their organizations. 53% of the innovation programs are focused on leveraging the collective wisdom of employees. The report list below the six innovation priorities that companies are focusing on in 2017.

The Four Types of Innovation Metrics

Imaginatik

Innovation metrics are hard. Casual observers typically assume that innovation, as a “fuzzy” art, can’t be measured at all. This is an unfortunate belief, because it unduly complicates innovation’s crucial role in driving firm-wide value. Although measuring innovation is possible – and necessary for success – it’s still a touchy subject for most innovation leaders. Innovation is new to the business and ambiguous. Innovation is inherently unknown.

IM Award Lessons: Improving Employee Experience Through Innovation

IdeaScale

Every year, IdeaScale hosts the Innovation Management Awards to award organizations who have demonstrated a level of sophistication in their innovation strategy that has had a measurable impact on their business. Innovation is extremely vital to our organization.

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The Innovation 'Function'

Imaginatik

Innovation” is often discussed in terms of the “idea” as the product and the formation of that idea as somehow unique and ineffable …. There is a perception of serendipitous, Zen enlightenment related to ideation that is often accompanied by a thorough dismissal of “process,” as if they are mutually exclusive. In that vision of the “innovation funnel” the idea is at the end… the goal. Neither process, nor technology alone holds the key to sustainable innovation success.

Calculating the ROI of an Idea: Ideas That Saved Time

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing and open innovation initiatives are vital by bringing vast stakeholders together to share ideas on complex problems and opportunities. One of the top innovation management topics I run into is evaluating the Return on Investment (ROI) for an idea.

Employee Engagement Propels Innovation

Planview Spigit

Most companies will agree that innovation is critical to sustaining growth and remaining competitive. Creating a culture of innovation is seen by most business leaders as the number one way to drive innovation for the business. However, for this culture to exist, employee engagement is imperative. A culture of innovation relies on employee engagement and a shared vision for a company’s success.

Common Innovation Pitfalls

IdeaScale

Recently, IdeaScale’s own Jeff Wong wrote about how he knows first-time innovators will be successful. Here are a handful of common mistakes I see first-time innovators making. A successful innovation effort requires a well-thought-out, cradle-to-grave communications plan. In that same vein, no thinking past ideation. I often see first-time innovators bit by the crowdsourcing bug, and they come to us to scratch that itch. “I

Ignite Spotlight: An Interview with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Patricia Forts

Planview Spigit

We’re fortunate to have Patricia Forts, Deputy Chief of Innovation and Strategy at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, speaking at Spigit’s Ignite conference in May who knows firsthand what established companies need to do to not only weather the storm but thrive. As you’ll see in the below conversation with Forts, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is one organization that’s taking a proactive approach to innovation. You mentioned the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Center for Innovation.

IM Award Lessons: Rapidly Iterating on Promising Ideas

IdeaScale

This year, QED won the Innovation Management award for best innovation realized. The reason that they won this award is, because they were able to collaborate with other crowdsourcing platform TopCoder to test and prototype promising solutions right away – a great use of crowd resources. 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?

Ignite Spotlight: An Interview with Pepperdine University’s Shawn Herrera

Planview Spigit

Herrera is Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s Director of Corporate Partnerships and is also an Adjunct Professor teaching sought after courses on leadership and innovation. He’s also one of the many phenomenal speakers at Ignite who will be sharing their experience running an innovation program. It’s going to be a year long program with zero tuition, but you have to be admitted. Nadia discovers that ideation can be managed, but implementation must be led.

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. 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. New Program 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. 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. New Program of the Year.

Ignite Spotlight: An Interview with Nasdaq’s Rebecca Cameron

Planview Spigit

Since its early days, Nasdaq has been on the bleeding edge of innovation. Spigit: 2018 is in full swing, are there any trends in innovation or even technology that you’re excited to explore more this year? Spigit: What are some lessons you’ve learned while leading Nasdaq’s innovation program? It’s one thing to just innovate, but it’s another to have those innovations actually move into action and have impact.

Innovation in Media – Renowned Swiss Publishing House Launches Qmarkets’ Idea Management Platform After Successful Pilot

Qmarkets

Somedia – one of the largest media companies in Switzerland – have selected Qmarkets’ idea management platform to crowdsource ideas from their employees. Somedia used Qmarkets’ best practice Q-ideate configuration in order to maximize results.

Winning Ideas and Beyond: 4 Steps to Effective Product Concept Development Workshops

Planview Spigit

Are you utilizing concept development workshops as part of your ideation processes? So, you just ran an innovation challenge, captured ideas—some good, some not—and selected the ideas you believe will immediately impact your business. The reality is, most ideas that come out of crowdsourced innovation challenges are underdeveloped. The top three barriers to moving ideas forward are: Risk-averse culture: 47%. Innovation

Rules of enterprise innovation

hackerearth

We know from our history that while promotions may win quarters, innovation wins decades.”. But for an innovation program to be efficient and successful, there are certain guidelines or best practices an organization needs to abide by. Include every employee in the process of innovation. For sustained innovation, all these activities have to run like clockwork. Gives a structure to the discovery, ideation, and the execution process. Innovation Managemen

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. What is inclusive innovation? Foster and Heeks (2015) define it this way: “ Inclusive innovation is the means by which new goods and services are developed for and by marginal groups (the poor, women, the disabled, ethnic minorities, etc).” Here, the excluded groups are both producers and customers of innovations.