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

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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.

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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. Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing Innovation: 4 Steps to Success

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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

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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

4 Myths About Crowdsourcing Innovation

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You might have heard that crowdsourcing innovation is really hard to manage. Or that the business value won’t show itself right away, so it’s not worth the time and effort it takes to start a crowd-based innovation program. Crowdsourcing Ideas Leads to Mob Mentality.

What You Need to Know About Crowdsourcing


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. What are the benefits of crowdsourcing? Ideas are the life blood of innovation.

Measuring Innovation Program Success: 3 Lessons from Bechtel

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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

The Total Economic Impact of an Innovation Program Driven by Spigit

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When establishing an innovation program, business leaders often struggle with forecasting the potential economic impact. To quantify the complete value of innovation program that leverages Spigit’s. ideation management software. Crowdsourcing

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

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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.

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

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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. Be a Part of the Crowdsourcing Solution. The world has a lot of problems.

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

Capgemini Report on Innovation Centers: Top 5 Takeaways

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Innovation has never been as misunderstood, challenging, expensive, or transformative as it is today. Here are our top 5 takeaways on innovation centers from a recent report released by Capgemini. Innovation Labs Can Inspire New Ideas.

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

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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.

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

Crowdsourced Innovation Management Survey: Participate in Valuable Industry Research

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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?


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.

Use This Template as a Calendar for Innovation


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. Strategies calendar idea management Ideation innovation planning template

How to Build Careers with Innovation


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. How else has innovation built the careers of others?

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Inspire Innovation with Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

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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? Try these stellar innovation books, all under $20.

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.

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.

Gartner: Innovation Management Software Nearing Mainstream Adoption

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Awesome new ideas are what make an innovation program…well, an innovation program. 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

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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. Happy New Year, readers!

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.

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Starting with a Great Strategy


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.

How to Work Like a Startup


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. Webinar best practices crowdsourcing IdeaScale Innovation open innovation RocketSpace

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Lessons Learned About Innovation Communications from the City of Calgary


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 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


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.

Successful Innovation Means Finding Time to Make Decisions


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.”.

Top 10 Takeaways from Spigit’s Ignite 2018 Conference

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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. Crowdsourcing

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.

3 Takeaways from Spigit’s Innovation Forum

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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. Crowdsourcing

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.

16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

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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.

Innovation Leaders: If You Show Impact, ROI Will Come

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Innovation leaders: you don’t have to prove return on investment (ROI) right away, but you do have to show some impact. The client ran an innovation challenge and identified a winning idea a couple of months ago. Again, measuring innovation isn’t an exact science. Crowdsourcing

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


Though they often deliver some success, organizations often struggle to take the challenge beyond the initial project, and into a complete innovation program. Innovation management software can help you automate all of these to make your life easier.

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?


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. Most IdeaScale customers are using their innovation program to collaborate with their employees.

5 Innovation Engagement Best Practices


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.

5 Big Problems in Organized Innovation


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. Crowdsourcing helps scale and prioritize the effort of new ideas.

Innovation Fear


So we wanted to take a moment to talk about some common innovation fear that we see from first time innovators. It’s true that a poorly managed ideation community probably won’t generate the quality ideas that you’re looking for to propel your business or agency forward.

The Four Types of Innovation Metrics


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. Innovation is inherently unknown.