Culture of Innovation: Premera Blue Cross Engages Employees to Drive Innovation

Planview Spigit

As organizations seek to add value to customers and develop new, differentiated products and services, innovation is at the heart of strategy. It starts with creating a culture of innovation from within by tapping into the wisdom of employees. Premera Blue Cross developed its culture of innovation that motivated 3,200 employees to produce more than 400 new ideas to improve its products and services.

Jump Starting a Culture of Innovation

Idea Champions

In a recent survey of 246 CEOs from around the world, "having the right culture to foster and support innovation" was rated the most important ingredient to ensure a organization's success. In other words, if innovation is the big fish companies are trying to hook, culture is the ocean in which those fish are swimming. Changing a company's culture, however, is not an easy thing to do. 50 Ways to Foster a Culture of Innovation.

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Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

Innovation in Practice

Design Thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why. Through ten stories of struggles and successes in fields such as health care, education, agriculture, transportation, social services, and security, the authors show how collaborative creativity can shake up even the most entrenched bureaucracies—and provide a practical roadmap for readers to implement these tools. Culture of Innovation Design Thinking Innovation

The 2020 CIO: Predictions and Insights

Acuvate

Gartner’s latest survey reveals that 95% of CIOs expect their jobs to change or be remixed due to digitalization and technology influx. In times when technology has spread its roots and wings in every aspect of the business, CIOs are at the core of critical decision making. In turn, the role of the modern CIO evolves as well, thrusting it to a strategic level. Today, more and more CIOs are getting on to the board of directors.

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Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation. Failing to measure it makes no business sense when millions of dollars are set.

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards. In the innovation space there is endless discussion about frameworks. Using a structured innovation framework is a project success factor. There is also a lot of yakking about culture. Nothing wrong with desiring an innovation friendly culture, although talking about it isn’t going to make it happen.

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Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Innovation in Practice

A SIMPLE FORMULA AND SET OF TOOLS FOR FACING AND EMBRACING DISRUPTION AND RADICAL CHANGE. Technology, globalization, economic shifts, geopolitical shocks, and, yes, management thought leaders over the past 30 years have set in motion a continuous onslaught of radical, discontinuous change in the global business environment that will not abate anytime soon. When they don’t, they will no doubt begin down the path of irrelevance that ultimately leads to failure.

Why Innovation Transformation Programmes Fail

The Future Shapers

Those of you who are regular readers of my thought pieces will know that I regularly reinforce the fact that ‘failure’ is a key mindset and component of the innovation equation. So, why do so many corporate innovation transformation programmes fail? Failure is supposed to be part of the formula not the end result, right? Innovation maturity. A note of caution though. organisations overall innovation maturity is on the lower side.”

Crowdsourcing: Bolstering Your Company’s Survival Kit

Planview Spigit

A company’s very survival relies not on a visionary CEO or group of executives but the collective knowledge of its employees and their ability to collaborate. The reality is, despite the spotlight that’s placed on founders, not one CEO or group of executives knows everything. New advances in technology, consumer behavioral changes, and a whole host of other factors make it difficult for one or even a handful of individuals to keep up.

Engaging with Our Client Community at Our Anaqua User Conference 2018

Anaqua

By Aileen Buchanan, VP of Client Success at Anaqua. Our most valuable aspects of the conference were product training, user led sessions and a forum for our clients to come together and network, sharing IP strategies, best practices and insight on how working with Anaqua helps them accomplish their IP objectives. During the final two days of the Anaqua User Conference, attendees got a sneak peek at Anaqua’s roadmap and new products.

Why Is Innovation Important

Planview Spigit

Over the years we have exhausted the term “innovation.” How many times have you heard “innovate or die” or read articles about how to create a culture of innovation? While the term might seem overused, it remains a critical way of thinking for any successful company. But the question still stands: why is innovation important? The importance of innovation in today’s world of work. 5 signs you’re faking innovation.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Just a few examples of high-profile market leaders that publicly attribute their ongoing innovation successes to their commitment to digital experimentation. And as a user of Google, any time you use the search engine, you are one of these experiments. In a company structure such as Google, when someone has an idea, they don’t require approval from higher up to chase it – they let the data provided from the results of their experiments do the talking.

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Why Innovation Isn’t Everyone’s Job

New Markets Advisors

I hear it far too often: innovation should be part of everyone’s job. To that point, when I searched “innovation isn’t everyone’s job,” Google returned only four results. All of them directed to the same article, which made the point that while innovation isn’t everyone’s job, it should be. Executives are constantly lamenting that new ideas only come out of “the labs” or “Product” when, in fact, the company is made up of thousands of people with great ideas.

Engaging with Our Client Community at Our Anaqua User Conference

Anaqua

By Aileen Buchanan, VP of Client Success at Anaqua. Our most valuable aspects of the conference were product training, user led sessions and a forum for our clients to come together and network, sharing IP strategies, best practices and insight on how working with Anaqua helps them accomplish their IP objectives. During the final two days of the Anaqua User Conference, attendees got a sneak peek at Anaqua’s roadmap and new products.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

When it comes to innovation, building capabilities and applying the right leadership style give top performing manufacturers the edge over skills-focused peers. As the manufacturing sector speeds into a world of futuristic tech and disruptive business models, creativity and innovation are becoming critical skills for figuring out how to unlock value strategically. 84% of manufacturing executives say that they will hire for technology roles in the next 5 years.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

For years, Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath has been telling us that the traditional strategy of finding and exploiting a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming outdated. The world is evolving too quickly for competitive advantages to last for a meaningful amount of time. Moreover, companies have gotten better at competing asymmetrically, blurring the definitions of who a company is even competing against. Cultivate a culture that fosters innovation.

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4 Reasons Why Defining Goals is Critical to Successful Ideation Challenges

Planview Spigit

I’ve been working with several ideation program managers recently to launch their first crowdsourcing challenge and noticed that many try to bypass the step of defining goals. At Spigit, we help some of the most successful companies in the world drive their innovation agenda and create cultures of innovation through ideation. In fact, one of the key drivers of engagement is purpose and knowing that you’re contributing to a meaningful goal.

Everything you need to know about innovation management software

hackerearth

Although enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. What is innovation management software (IMS)? Why do companies need innovation management software? And, thirty-eight percent vs. 22% are very satisfied with the return on their innovation investments. They fail because of reasons that include (Troshani, I.,

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview Spigit

Every year at Spigit’s annual conference , Ignite, we recognize clients in our innovation community whose programs have achieved remarkable feats. Launch of the Year. New Program of the Year. The award for Best Employee Engagement looks at clients who have created a robust reward and recognition program, and have increased employee engagement and participation across their innovation campaigns and challenges. Launch of the Year. New Program of the Year.

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview Spigit

Every year at Spigit’s annual conference , Ignite, we recognize clients in our innovation community whose programs have achieved remarkable feats. Launch of the Year. New Program of the Year. The award for Best Employee Engagement looks at clients who have created a robust reward and recognition program, and have increased employee engagement and participation across their innovation campaigns and challenges. Launch of the Year. New Program of the Year.

Innovation management software: Everything you need to know

hackerearth

Although the enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. What is innovation management software (IMS)? Why do companies need innovation management software? And, thirty-eight percent vs. 22% are very satisfied with the return on their innovation investments. Poor innovation implementation.

Achieving an Innovation Culture

Strategos

A stepwise approach to achieving an innovation culture. Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” The famous quote is attributed to Peter Drucker, who pointed out that culture is a strong driver of how a company behaves and plays to win. We can safely say the same applies to the importance of culture for innovation performance. Focusing on skill building in a vacuum in hopes that it will lead to culture change.

Choosing the right innovation approach for your business

hackerearth

Undoubtedly a critical aspect of long-term sustainability and survival, innovation is a complex process, which organizations need to be good at. Understanding the term “innovation”. Innovation is a term that carries with it immense possibilities of success and sustainability. Creating new business models or value propositions, enhancing the efficiency of existing businesses, and sustaining growth in a complex competitive and fickle landscape—that’s innovation.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Or, is it the incompetence that underlines the failure to anticipate change and stay ahead of the curve? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. The rules of the game have changed. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). Culture/Country.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Or, is it the incompetence that underlines the failure to anticipate change and stay ahead of the curve? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. The rules of the game have changed. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). Culture/Country.

Retail innovation: Trends, challenges and opportunities

hackerearth

Retail giants such as Amazon have literally eaten up thousands of stores world over, capturing considerable market share. Every innovation in retail is now about designing an experience that’s remarkable and creates value that keeps bringing the customer back. Shoppers are critical influencers thanks to the insane growth of social media networks and mobile commerce. Create a culture that encourages unconventional thinking. Top innovations transforming retail.