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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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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.

Deadline for the 2018 Innovation Management Awards Extended

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is offering innovators from around the world an extra week to complete their submission for the Innovation Management Awards. This is our fifth annual award series and we honor winners in three categories: best innovation engagement strategy, best innovation process, and best innovation. Well, every year we ask our customers what it is that they would most like to learn about in order to support their programs.

4 Signs It’s Time to Hire an Innovation Management Consultant

IdeaScale

Innovation management consulting has emerged as a profession as businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations have started prioritizing innovation. Innovation management consultants help organizations establish innovation programs and keep innovation on track. Organizations of all kinds have watched as innovative companies disrupt industries and change the competitive landscape. Trying to innovate everything at once can backfire.

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. Planview Spigit lets us give employees an opportunity to create the next big thing.” – Joe Laurin, Visioneering Manager, Polaris Industries . Through their Ideate Innovation program, which the team uses to surface and develop ideas and turn them into award-winning products.

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.

My Innovation Management Summer Reading: Ideas are Free.

KindlingApp

I was introduced to these innovation management resources a few months ago when two clients, both referencing The Idea-Driven Organization , came to Kindling looking for a software solution to evolve their innovation strategy. If you are interested in crowdsourcing ideas from your department, looking for a better way to take action on good ideas , or believe there is room for simple process improvements within your organization, this book remains relevant as ever.

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.

3 Ingredients Every Innovation Management Software Should Have…and Why

Planview Spigit

Crowdsourced innovation, managed by innovation management software. Crowdsourced innovation is simply the process of gathering and surfacing ideas and solutions at scale from the people that know your business best – your workforce, customers, and partners. Innovation management software, such as Spigit, enables the automation and acceleration of this process – from generating ideas to bringing them to market, to drive business results.

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.

The importance of innovation management in digital transformation

hackerearth

One of the vital contributors to digital transformation, along with a few other factors, is innovation management. “It Among the other game changers in the world of digital transformation that are worth a mention are augmented reality tools for the field service sector, predictive maintenance, and crowdsourcing. In all of these applications, innovation is the buzzword. How innovation management enables digital transformation. Innovation Management

3 Ingredients Every Innovation Management Software Should Have…And Why

Planview Spigit

Crowdsourced innovation, managed by. innovation management software. Crowdsourced innovation is simply the process of gathering and surfacing ideas and solutions at scale from the people that know your business best – your workforce, customers, and partners. Innovation management software, such as Spigit, enables the automation and acceleration of this process – from generating ideas to bringing them to market, to drive business results.

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. Try these stellar innovation books, all under $20. If you know an intrapreneur who’s always on the path to self-improvement and career advancement, hook them up with tickets to 2016’s hottest innovation events.

The importance of innovation management in digital transformation

hackerearth

One of the vital contributors to digital transformation, along with a few other factors, is innovation management. “It Among the other game changers in the world of digital transformation that are worth a mention are augmented reality tools for the field service sector, predictive maintenance, and crowdsourcing. In all of these applications, innovation is the buzzword. How innovation management enables digital transformation. Innovation Management

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. In my role as an innovation keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, I recently led a German-based industrial company’s North American IT leadership team through an innovation workshop, during which we spent part of the time working to define their common language of innovation (as described in my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire ).

4 Tips on Defining Success from Innovation Enterprise Interview with Metlife’s John Geyer

Planview Spigit

Over the weekend, we watched an awesome Q&A between Innovation Enterprise and Spigit customer Metlife ’s John Geyer. As Metlife’s Senior VP of Innovation, Geyer spends quite a lot of his time thinking about intelligent design and collaboration, and just about everything he does is in an effort to drive innovation deeper into the DNA of one of the world’s leading life insurance companies. Here’s what we learned about what it means to have a successful innovation program.

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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.

3 Business Innovation Reports You Must Read Right Now

Innovation Excellence

The following business innovation reports cover three core elements that consistently prove important to success: developing a certain kind of company culture; the connection between data, legislature, challenges, and opportunities; and finally, emerging business trends that continuously impact enterprise innovation programs.

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.

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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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. Enter idea management.

Successful Innovation Means Finding Time to Make Decisions

KindlingApp

Let’s not kid ourselves: being the project manager of an idea management process is a tough job and one that requires time, passion, consistency, and dedication. At the same time, for most project managers, idea management is probably not their full time job or primary responsibility. The ROI might not even show an immediate payoff—but when a project manager does a good job, the results are worthwhile for the organization. Innovation Program Engagement

What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators

InnovationManagement

Numerous organizations run crowdsourced innovation programs, because companies can find better new ideas and take action on those ideas faster. The post What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators appeared first on Innovation Management. This process allows companies to set a challenge and gather ideas from hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of participants.

Top 5 Criteria for Selecting Winning Innovation Ideas

Planview Spigit

As the leader of an innovation program, your role is about generating business value from the spark of an idea. But how can you tell which innovation ideas from your latest brainstorming session will deliver results? Many of our clients use a technique known as crowdsourcing to not only capture ideas, but also help prioritize and select the ideas that are most valuable. With crowdsourcing, you might have collected hundreds of ideas in only a matter of weeks.

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.

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. A successful innovation program requires operational changes and cross-functional collaboration.

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.

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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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.

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.

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. Engagement in an innovation program is crucial for success. At times, a company may want to limit what participants can see during an innovation challenge.

Before you think about idea management, think about your innovation strategy

ideas4allinnovation

When organizations look to increase their capacity for innovation, many do so by focusing on producing and managing new ideas. Innovation, managing ideas with a purpose. In innovation communities, all ideas are visible and can be evaluated by the organization.

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?

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. I often see first-time innovators bit by the crowdsourcing bug, and they come to us to scratch that itch. “I I heard about this crowdsourcing thing.

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. We’re very happy that they have chosen Qmarkets to support their innovation initiative for years to come.”

Find your worst nightmare… and make it come true!

IdeaScale

As a person working in innovation management with clients around the globe I sometimes can’t believe how little some clients seem to care about a question that should be their number one priority: “How will the startups waiting behind the scenes disrupt my business?”. In theory, the market leaders of today have the resources to reinvent their market space and be the biggest innovation force in there. The innovators dilemma haunts us all! Innovation Strategy.

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

Planview Spigit

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. Bill Truettner, Senior Account Manager, Spigit polled webinar attendees and discussed the poll results in the Top Techniques for Ensuring Your Winning Ideas Get Funded webinar. Innovation

Can an Open Innovation Challenge Methodology Help Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Qmarkets

It’s time to realize the power an open innovation challenge methodology - specifically one that involves crowdsourcing - can have when it comes to affecting real change. By following a structured, systematic idea management process, corporations use the collective mind of their own people to design new improved technologies, products and services, to continue improve processes, optimize operations and cut costs.

Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Solve the Refugee Crisis in Europe?

Qmarkets

By following a structured, systematic idea management process, corporations use the collective mind of their own people to design new improved technologies, products and services, to continue improve processes, optimize operations and cut costs. . On both fronts, crowdsourcing--tapping on the collective wisdom of people in Europe and the rest of the world--can become a valuable source of ideas and solutions. .

What is the use of innovation software?

ideas4allinnovation

The first benefit a company seeks when using innovation software can seem the most logical for such software: innovate with new products, services or processes that may make the organization more competitive in its market, staying ahead of its competitors. There are many other examples, such as helping to align employees with the organization and its strategy, priorities, or actions within its corporate innovation program. Why choose an innovation management software?

Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Solve the Refugee Crisis in Europe?

Qmarkets

By following a structured, systematic idea management process, corporations use the collective mind of their own people to design new improved technologies, products and services, to continue improve processes, optimize operations and cut costs. . On both fronts, crowdsourcing--tapping on the collective wisdom of people in Europe and the rest of the world--can become a valuable source of ideas and solutions. .

3 of the Best Innovation Team Formulas…and When to Ignore Them

Qmarkets

You’ve heard this cliché many times before: innovation is all about people. Even if you’re an avid fan of artificial intelligence, you hardly expect robots replacing humans as innovators any time soon. And if you agree with another popular cliché, the one saying that innovation is a team sport, you will come to a natural conclusion that in order to pursue a corporate innovation project, you need to create a dedicated innovation team.