Introducing LaunchPad, Strategic Education, Inc.’s (SEI) Latest Innovation Program

IdeaScale

The company owns online Capella University and Strayer University, as well as non-degree programs schools such as DevMountain, Hackbright Academy, and Sophia Learning. So let’s learn more about their program. How to innovate around racial equality in education?

The Hidden Culture Benefits of Crowdsourced Innovation

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Crowdsourcing ideas has a number of different virtues: from improving the likelihood that you’ll source disruptive ideas to lowering the overall program costs of running an innovation program… but there are some other cultural benefits to a crowdsourced innovation program.

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? Knock Your Innovation Program Out of the Park

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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.

Crowdsourcing During a Pandemic and Different Innovation Roles

IdeaScale

Overview: In 2017, Davidson College redesigned its innovation program for more transparency, engagement, and democracy. Building An Inclusive Innovation Practice.

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.

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?

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

Culture: Innovation’s Biggest Challenge

IdeaScale

We asked our customers what their number one priority was for the coming year and the leading priority was: culture. We thought that maybe our customers would be focused on generating new ideas, implementing new ideas, understanding the value of new ideas, but in the end it came down to the environment those ideas lived in – an organization’s culture. Culture is the starting point for the success of all innovation programs and it is also a project that is never complete.

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

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

Planview Spigit

Crowdsourcing solutions gives us the best chance of driving real, lasting change — in fact, 85% of the 2014 Best Global Brands have used crowdsourcing in the last ten years. 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.

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.

How to manage communication in your innovation program

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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.

Crowdsourcing: Bolstering Your Company’s Survival Kit

Planview Spigit

Acquisitions aren’t the only way to capture innovation. Capturing innovation from the crowd is now streamlined enough to become a part of any company’s survival kit.”. While acquisitions will always play a role in capturing innovation and staying ahead, it’s not the end all be all. We’ve seen example after example of companies successfully leveraging crowdsourcing technology to capture innovation at scale. Crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing

JAMES GARDNER: How to Succeed at Crowdsourcing Innovation

Planview Spigit

Spigit CTO James Gardner, who this week is presenting at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in NYC , knows a thing or two about how to be successful at crowdsourcing innovation. With an extensive background in building innovation programs from the ground up, Dr. Gardner is adamant that a primary problem existing for business leaders — especially those that are savvy enough to fear becoming disconnected — is the motive behind wanting to engage employees.

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.

Why Is Innovation Vital for Your Organization and What Innovation Services Are Available to Help?

IdeaScale

Innovation is essential for all organizations. The corporate innovation landscape is always evolving. Idea sharing is the first step in the innovation process. Crowdsourcing helps you quickly gather a wealth of ideas that lead to positive change. Crowdsourcing Approach.

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

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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.

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? Crowdsource Your Crowdsourcing Goals. Innovation is hard.

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.

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. You’ve fostered a creative culture.

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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How KBC Bank Used Crowdsourced Innovation to Create Massive Employee Engagement

Planview Spigit

Sofie Blockx, Head of Corporate Change & Culture at KBC, said it best, “The financial services industry is at a tipping point. Knowing this, KBC launched an innovation program that would energize the company and its entire workforce. The idea behind The Pitch wasn’t just to create a mechanism to collect ideas with idea management software , it was to inspire every employee and encourage them to be part of the innovation process. Innovation

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.”.

CTO James Gardner: “Innovation is an Optional Activity”

Planview Spigit

Spigit’s Chief Technology Officer, James Gardner, is no stranger to innovation. But if his start in financial services taught him anything, it’s that crowdsourcing innovation — at major healthcare institutions, financial services providers, and even automobile manufacturers — is the most effective way to discover new ideas and make them a reality. How to Succeed at Crowdsourcing Innovation. ” Innovation is Everyone’s Job.

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.

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

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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.

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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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.

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.

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. In their report, dubbed The Total Economic Impact of an Innovation Program Driven By Spigit , Forrester reveals their findings. How does an innovation program driven by Spigit impact a company’s bottom and top line? Growing their program without having to hire additional staff. Strategic, systematic approach to 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.

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. 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. Culture drives exponential change. Crowdsourcing

What’s on the Minds of Innovation Executives?

Planview Spigit

One session in particular that gave a unique perspective into the minds of executives was the executive panel moderated by Innovation Leader’s Kelsey Alpaio. Chris Morris, Chief Innovation Officer, Herbalife. The key to addressing cultural barriers to innovation. One note about executive buy-in: As an innovation leader, it’s important to know how the program you run and challenges you launch map back to your company’s overall strategy. Crowdsourcing

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.

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.

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.