Assess Your Innovation Program

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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. If you’re still struggling to make the connection between ideas and outcomes, here are 4 things you can do to invigorate your innovation program. Not everyone is a great ideator.

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6 Steps to Getting Executive Buy-In for a Crowdsourced Innovation Program

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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.

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. But according to Gardner, you should be wary of staunching the flow too soon — especially if backing off on ideation is a result of feeling overwhelmed. Using a crowdsourcing platform will often remove the majority of the legwork.”. Crowdsourcing Innovation = Diverse Ideas and Predictable Outcomes.

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

Measuring Innovation Program Success: 3 Lessons from Bechtel

Planview Spigit

Measuring the success of an innovation program is a critical step in determining the impact it has on a company’s bottom line. But how do you know if your innovation program is delivering value? It was moderated by Spigit’s VP of Innovation Strategy, Maggie Riad, who spends a lot of her time speaking with clients about measuring the success of their programs. They launch frequent ideation challenges throughout a given year. 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.

It’s a BatMobile! It’s a Pod Racer! It’s…the Polaris Slingshot (A Tale of Crowdsourcing Success)

Planview Spigit

They’ve all conceptualized cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind vehicles built for power and speed, featuring elegant aerodynamic properties and the latest in automobile innovation. But only Spigit customer Polaris has crowdsourcing to thank for the unique design of the Slingshot, their recently-released three-wheel motorcycle that’s been compared to every superhero transport in the books. Crowdsourcing a Best-Seller at Polaris.

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.

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.

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

Challenge Deployment Toolkit: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Innovation Program Engagement

Planview Spigit

One popular New Year’s Resolution is getting fit – so here at Spigit, we wanted to share with you a series about how to get “Innovation Fit” in 2018 to ensure your innovation program is set up for success. When we think about ideation as a business discipline , there’s one topic that’s important to talk about when it comes to the value a company derives from an innovation program: scale. All great things to target in your innovation program as well.

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.

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

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.

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.

Why Aren’t You Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

Last year Gartner published an article entitled “ The 5 Most Effective, Least Used Digital Innovation Hacks ” which listed crowdsourcing, differentiated funding, differentiated metrics, startup innovation, and formal innovation management. Of course, crowdsourcing and innovation management are closely related, but not everyone understands the potential benefits of crowdsourcing and innovation management.

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.

Use This Template as a Calendar for Innovation

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One of the reasons why so many crowdsourced innovation programs struggle is because it is difficult for innovators to gather, process, select and implement ideas on a continuous basis. The post Use This Template as a Calendar for Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management. Strategies calendar idea management Ideation innovation planning template

How to Build Careers with Innovation

IdeaScale

There are a number of ways that participating in or administrating an innovation program can help build your career. If you’re wondering how to build careers with innovation, look to these three IdeaScale examples. Because of the idea’s success, Home Depot recognized it as one of the most innovative products of the year and featured it on HGTV and in Popular Mechanics. How else has innovation built the careers of others?

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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

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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. Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the smart cities initiative could be what makes the difference. While these are an auspicious start to the smart city innovation trend, they are still the outlier, and not indicative of most cities.

Gartner: Innovation Management Software Nearing Mainstream Adoption

Planview Spigit

Awesome new ideas are what make an innovation program…well, an innovation program. But it’s the tools you use that help those ideas become reality and bring about tangible returns — tools like innovation management software (and for some, a new way of thinking about innovation altogether). According to the people who spend their time researching this sort of thing, the importance of ‘managing innovation initiatives systematically’ (i.e.,

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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Starting with a Great Strategy

IdeaScale

More and more these days, great organizations are employing innovation programs. While deciding to incorporate an innovation program may be an easy decision, deciding the structure and strategy surrounding that program can be more difficult. They have found that starting with a great innovation strategy can make all the difference. Don’t miss our webinar with RocketSpace, From Ideation to Incubation, on Wednesday, June 3.

How to Work Like a Startup

IdeaScale

Startups are some of the most successful and innovative businesses out there right now. Their very nature makes them primed for innovation programs and effective development of new ideas. RocketSpace, a tech campus located in the Bay Area, has an open innovation consultancy which is specifically aimed at helping brands understand how startups work, how to work with them, and how to work like them.

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Successful Innovation Means Finding Time to Make Decisions

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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.”.

Lessons Learned About Innovation Communications from the City of Calgary

IdeaScale

If you’ve been following IdeaScale’s Innovation Management Awards , you know that this year saw some really thrilling innovation come from some unexpected places. In fact, government is sometimes seen as one of the least innovative industries , but some of our best stories this year came from the government. In this case, the City of Calgary was a leader in generating engagement with their innovation program.

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. From training and education to open innovation, support for SMEs and more, it’s all at your fingertips. Innovation: The Reality-Making behind the Glamour. PSA’s Innovation Journey.

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.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

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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.

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.

9 Ways to Engage Your Crowd

Planview Spigit

As an innovation practitioner, ensuring that program leaders can motivate people to participate in their innovation programs is something I spend quite a lot of time thinking about. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that crowdsourced innovation is extremely effective. At the risk of bursting many a hopeful bubble: simply instituting an innovation process is not enough.

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.

Innovation Leaders: If You Show Impact, ROI Will Come

Planview Spigit

Innovation leaders: you don’t have to prove return on investment (ROI) right away, but you do have to show some impact. As a matter of fact, Spigit’s 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report shows that only 47% of our customer base is tracking ROI on some or all actionable ideas while 63% cite lack of measurable results as the biggest risk to program success. The client ran an innovation challenge and identified a winning idea a couple of months ago.

Beyond Flavor of the Month: Managing Idea Challenges as a Repeatable Program

Imaginatik

Though they often deliver some success, organizations often struggle to take the challenge beyond the initial project, and into a complete innovation program. As a result, participants don’t stay engaged, momentum is lost, virtual ideation often fizzles out, and innovation ultimately dies on the vine. As you progress, you can improve and expand on the program by: Adding more engagement methods, such as Hackathons or Jams and more specialized innovation challenges.

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.

5 Innovation Engagement Best Practices

IdeaScale

More and more companies are inviting their employees to participate in company-wide ideation. Companies that do this contribute to overall innovation program health by ensuring a healthy top of the funnel stocked with ideas and allies. Not every innovation program has developed the communications skill set necessary to engage a global workforce or customer base in sharing ideas, developing ideas, and collaborating.

5 Big Problems in Organized Innovation

IdeaScale

When someone embeds a dedicated innovation group at their company or organization, there are several different approaches to managing research and idea stewardship and numerous problems to be solved. Identifying organizational objectives, marshaling resources, developing repeatable processes for idea development and testing… but there are a few reasons that people turn to innovation management software to scale the success of their organized innovation program.

Innovation Fear

IdeaScale

Our CEO was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Business Times and the conversation pulled up short for a moment when the interviewer (after hearing us talk about the possibilities afforded by an innovation management system) asked us why people are sometimes afraid to launch a crowdsourced innovation program. So we wanted to take a moment to talk about some common innovation fear that we see from first time innovators.