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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.

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.


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How to manage communication in your innovation program


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.

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


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.

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


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. 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. Two forms of crowdsourcing approaches seem particularly relevant in this context.

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 ).

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination


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.

Catch Up on IdeaNation 2019 Interviews in the New Year


Click the 2019 Open Nation tab on the IdeaScale website to check out all the latest interviews, information, and more. Each year, IdeaScale meets with innovators from all over the globe who gather to share best practices on the management and delivery of ideas.

Calculating the ROI of an Idea: Ideas That Saved Time


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.

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.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation


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.

Choose Your Own Innovation Adventure Infographic


Overview : Innovators face a number of challenges, as detailed in our choose-your-own-adventure infographic , including leadership buy-in, resources, and team-building. The first step in building an innovation culture in any organization is to develop the idea of innovation as a priority.

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


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.

Common Innovation Pitfalls


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


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.”

Rules of enterprise innovation


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.

How to Measure Innovation (To Get Real Results)

Innovators Alliance

There’s an elephant in the room when it comes to “innovation.” Yet we all throw around terms like creativity, breakthroughs, and disruptive innovation. Innovation is going to shape the future. Some might argue that innovation is impossible to quantify. According to McKinsey , more than 70% of corporate leaders tout innovation as a top three business priority, but only 22% set innovation performance metrics. Why aren’t more companies measuring innovation?

‘Innovation’ overused but critical


Is ‘Innovation’ simply an overused, catchall buzzword that suppliers have latched onto to effectively position themselves with prospective clients? Perhaps there is some truth here, but isn’t innovation essential for survival? Therefore an innovation strategy would seem fundamental for ongoing success, yet there aren’t a lot of signs that they exist? There are those who say companies have two choices: innovate or stagnate? Healthy staff leads to success and innovation.