35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

Getting the best out of your idea management system (IMS) requires some planning and know-how, and a well thought through approach will definitely yield above average ROI. Process improvement. Every organization has plenty of business processes. These processes were all created for a reason but very few of them are perfect. Just like processes, no product is ever perfect. This ensures that good ideas don’t fall through the cracks.

The benefits of using an Idea Management Platform

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We previously talked about 5 benefits of using an Idea Management Platform. What is an Idea Management Platform? It is a digital tool that facilitates problem-solving by involving multiple departments of a company into the process. It is easy to access by everyone in the organization which promotes an inclusive and positive work culture. Moreover, it encourages transparency and innovation that otherwise would not happen organically.

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How can Idea Management improve your company?

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We previously talked about 5 benefits of using an Idea Management Platform. What is an Idea Management Platform? It is a digital tool that facilitates problem-solving by involving multiple departments of a company into the process. It is easy to access by everyone in the organization which promotes an inclusive and positive work culture. Moreover, it encourages transparency and innovation that otherwise would not happen organically.

Why you should consider an Idea Management Platform

Ideanote

5 benefits of using an Idea Management Platform. Why is an idea management platform important? Can we capture insights and data about our fuzzy front end innovation process? Naturally, there is more than just a few benefits of idea management platforms. Idea Management platforms discover actionable solutions. By using a designated platform for ideas and innovation, you create a legitimate space for improvement suggestions.

Building a sustainable innovation process

Idea Drop

If you are a Chief Innovation Officer, or responsible more broadly for innovation within your business or department, it’s vital that you learn, practice and share the techniques needed to embed a sustainable innovation process into the culture of your business. This relies on designing sustainable processes and making sure that everyone is on the same […]. Innovation Management

Top 10 Features To Look in Any Idea Management Software

Acuvate

In today’s competitive world, it’s no secret that organizations struggle to come up with competent and innovative solutions to facilitate growth and stay ahead in the game. As employees experience the daily rush of churning the relative business outcome, there is a high likelihood of them coming up with an innovative solution in order to maximize their efficiency and add their bit to the organization overall growth. Innovative Ideas are universal.

Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity

InnovationManagement

The success of innovation management is never an accident; it’s a holistic management process with an iterative thought-out planning and execution continuum. The post Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity appeared first on Innovation Management.

Spotless: An Innovation Roadmap

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Bridie Scott is an Innovation Manager at Spotless and she’s taken the business on a journey from a large-scale company with big goals to a company that is listening to and empowering all of their frontline employees in the innovation process. The post Spotless: An Innovation Roadmap appeared first on Innovation Management.

Drive Innovation by Disrupting the Existing Management Norms

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To stay on top, established organisations need to stimulate innovation. The post Drive Innovation by Disrupting the Existing Management Norms appeared first on Innovation Management. Before being acquired by Facebook for US$1 billion, Instagram was just another photo-sharing app operating with insignificant infrastructure and a dozen employees.

The 3 Benefits Of Using Idea Management Software

HunchBuzz

Why use Idea Management Software? Idea Management can often seem like a big concept, with many definitions on what it actually is, and how it works spanning the internet. Companies often determine what Idea Management is to them and how it helps their strategy, but more often than not, Idea Management can be pushed aside and ignored. Idea Management is more than just a concept, it is the beginning to greater success for your company.

The Secret to Your Success: How to Innovate with a Good Idea Management Process

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Why an Idea Management Process is Important and How to Do It. Innovation is, for sure, la mode du jour. Every business out there is busting a gut to innovate, be seen to innovate or be innovative. But many attempts at innovation end up bombing. Part of the problem is that businesses do not have effective idea management processes in place. It’s not creative problem solving where you cook up an idea.

The Innovation 'Function'

Imaginatik

Innovation” is often discussed in terms of the “idea” as the product and the formation of that idea as somehow unique and ineffable …. There is a perception of serendipitous, Zen enlightenment related to ideation that is often accompanied by a thorough dismissal of “process,” as if they are mutually exclusive. In that vision of the “innovation funnel” the idea is at the end… the goal. Any organization can be innovative.

Innovate, Adapt, Overcome: How to Beat a Recession with Idea Management & Continuous Improvement

Qmarkets

However, by developing an innovation strategy that anticipates a downturn, you can help your enterprise weather the storm and even uncover lucrative ways to gain a competitive edge. In the interests of futureproofing your enterprise, it’s important to ensure your innovation strategy can accommodate the privations of turbulent economic times. Businesses looking to discover how to beat a recession with idea management and continuous improvement would also do well to adopt it.

Transforming Corporate Culture with Innovation Practices

The Future Shapers

A company with a healthy culture of innovation has people on all levels of the organization looking to find ways to solve problems or tackle new opportunities by questioning the way things are currently being done. Culture is thus a very scalable way to drive innovation across the entire organization. Yet, most organizations don’t have a very pro-innovation culture. Cultural Change is an Iterative Process. Why Innovate.

What is idea management and why is it important for any business

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Visualize this: You continuously get incredibly innovative ideas from your own workforce. Ideas that, if materialized into innovative products or services, align with your organization’s goals, increasing revenues and keeping competition at bay. What is idea management? Top management world over is now running helter-skelter demanding innovation. That’s the crux of idea management, thereby potential innovation.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

Hardly anybody still doubts that innovation is the biggest driving factor for success today. And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea. Innovation means having a new concept which is an answer for a need or a solution to a problem, and successfully transforming the idea into a solution which will lead to market success. The creative process and the innovation process. innovation team. Don’t go with the first idea.

The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In

Qmarkets

Hardly anybody still doubts that innovation is the biggest driving factor for success today. And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea. Innovation means having a new concept which is an answer for a need or a solution to a problem, and successfully transforming the idea into a solution which will lead to market success. The creative process and the innovation process. innovation team. Don’t go with the first idea.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

Acuvate

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. Digitization implies the process of converting data into digital format. The process of formulating new business applications that assimilate this digitalized data is called digital transformation.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. In fact, according to some estimates by Doblin , 96% of all new innovations which established companies attempt fail to make a return on investment. 2 – Ten Types of Innovation.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Integrative Innovation

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, Google and Samsung, some insightful outcomes with regard to organizational and cultural requirements have striked my eye. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture.

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing does have a real potential in my mind but does seem to have some formidable issues to work through, to be well understood and managed. The management time to oversee crowd efforts will seemingly seem excessive at times but then you strike “pay dirt” and then suddenly it all seems worthwhile. Selecting good partners to help you with managing crowdsourcing becomes important. This becomes part of crowd management. this source: [link].

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing does have a real potential in my mind but does seem to have some formidable issues to work through, to be well understood and managed. The management time to oversee crowd efforts will seemingly seem excessive at times but then you strike “pay dirt” and then suddenly it all seems worthwhile. Selecting good partners to help you with managing crowdsourcing becomes important. This becomes part of crowd management. this source: [link].

The Most Important Secret to Successful Innovation

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According to research conducted by Accenture , 96% of the studied executives agreed that the long-term success of their companies depends on their ability to innovate. However, not all businesses succeed in innovation. In fact, according to the same study, 72% of companies witness their innovation withering. The main culprit here is the lack of formalized process or organizational home for such initiatives. However, innovation is not a linear process.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you with a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

Supporting Innovation with Autonomy and Accountability

InnovationManagement

Innovation tends to thrive in an environment where there are less bureaucratic restraints and an appetite for calculated risk. However, without a structured management system in place, experimentation can go awry and great ideas risk falling by the wayside. This is where accountability and autonomy can provide the essential framework to support the innovation process to its full potential.

There are Knowns and Unknowns in Innovation: Let’s Manage Them Differently

Paul Hobcraft

For innovators so much of innovation is hard to detect, it needs discovery and working through these quadrants of knowledge as well. We need to treat ideas the same on how anything needs assessing but it needs to pass through a different thinking about knowledge understanding, as there are ‘known knowns’ and ‘unknown unknowns’ and we need to prepare for both within our innovation activities. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute.

An Innovative Culture: Define It, Cultivate It and Use It to Enable Transformation

Wazoku

A culture of innovation is more than a buzzword. Many organisations struggle to first define what makes a culture innovative, let alone build an innovative culture. If these mark the beginning of the journey, how do you then take the innovative culture you’ve put so much effort into building, cultivate it for sustainability and use it to drive business transformation? WHAT DEFINES THE CULTURE OF AN INNOVATIVE ORGANISATION?

3 ways to create a culture of collaborative innovation

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Organizations today can innovate more swiftly when they are open to internal talent, and the talent of all people they interact with, thus nurturing a culture of collaborative innovation. We will use this post to review the keys to building up a collective appetite for innovation. We will also show you how to mobilize the necessary resources to make collaborative innovation emerge within an organization. Keys to drive collaborative innovation. Innovatio

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Training Accelerates Innovation. 94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. 70% of CEO’s see innovation as a key driver of growth. Why then is corporate America so woefully undertrained in innovation fundamentals? Energy is Not Enough, Get Training in Innovation . When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy.

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley

Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year. It’s not a new idea but it’s one more companies should consider. But first: If you’ve not got an innovation plan in the process of being executed, right now, you are treading water and will eventually drown. So what’s stopping you from kicking off an innovation initiative? Cultural shift is hard, and can only be done by doing.

Crowdsourcing Internal Innovation

Collective Innovation

Regardless of what kind of business you are in there are numerous different types of innovation that can give you a clear competitive advantage and make you more successful. The most common types of sustaining innovation are: Application Innovation : This is when you find a new use for an existing product, tapping into a new base of customers and potential. Product Innovation : Creates a difference with an existing product line and existing market, usually through features.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. For results, leaders need to foster innovation fundamentals and integrate them into organizational culture. More structure is needed as fundamentals take hold, and that means an innovation process framework. This series of posts on innovation fundamentals is not about frameworks. There is no innovation without creativity.

Top 10 Innovation Links of the Week: 11.13.15

Planview Spigit

Welcome to our brand new weekly link roundup, featuring a carefully curated selection of hand-picked links to great content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company. The skinny: Renowned innovation leader, management expert, and founder of Strategos Gary Hamel explains which essential parts of the innovation engine you’re probably forgetting. 6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation.

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Innovate Where You Are — and With Who You Have

Gregg Fraley

Off-Site Innovation can indeed spur creativity. I like what Cardinal Health and Crimson Cup are doing in Columbus, OH with offsite innovation spaces. I like the attention they’ve paid to team diversity and on a customer-centered process. P&G’s Innovation Gym is another great dedicated off-site innovation space. Not every organization can afford separate innovation lab facilities , or, can innovate away from their business location.

Your Suggestion Box has never been more relevant

Ideanote

It just needs a digital makeover and a multilevel process within it. Either alive or as a ghost, roaming the culture it inhabits. Could it source great ideas and improvement suggestions ? It is a process just as any other business critical activity (that is, if you think this is business critical). I have personally shipped several ideas towards companies which service I have been happily using. Let´s leverage opportunities for bringing ideas to the table. “We

Growing Strong: How A Dedicated Continuous Improvement Process Can Nurture Corporate Innovation

Qmarkets

Having a method in place to capture, refine, and unleash disruptive new ideas is crucial for any innovation strategy. If we compare innovation management to agriculture, we can see some similarities. and assist you in the implementation and execution of an idea.

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.22.16

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. Who it’s from: Innovation Enterprise. This webinar sheds light on what’s to come for the healthcare industry in 2016, from facing growing demands and competition, to embracing digital innovation. Why Out of the Box Business Collaboration is the Next Big Thing in Innovation.

Enabling Collaboration to Improve Employee Engagement

HunchBuzz

Talerngrsi is targeting the idea of how people can either be fully immersed in their jobs, making them want to ‘live to work’, while others are only completing duties in order to get their pay at the end of the week so they are, ‘working to live’. Collaboration is the process of two or more people or organizations working together to realize mutual goals. It adds to the work environment as a way to help others, and to share your thoughts and ideas.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Innovation Intensive, Beyond Design Thinking. This deep-dive immersive course in innovation could change the direction of your organization – or career. A truly innovative culture? The instructor is master innovation trainer, Gregg Fraley.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Intensive . Master Innovation Trainer: Gregg Fraley. Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. It examines culture assessment, strategy, and on-going project management. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations.

5 Corporate Innovation Tools and Tactics: How to Chose the Best Option for Your Company

Qmarkets

Looking to take your company’s innovation endeavors to a whole new level – but are unsure what tools and strategies will get you there? It’s easy to appreciate just how crucial innovation is for evolving your organization so that it remains a force to be reckoned with on the corporate food chain. The hard part is deciding what tools and tactics will help you manage innovation in a way that achieves disruptive results. Here are the major innovation tools.

Wazoku brings innovation services to Latin America via new partnership with Transforme

Wazoku

Wazoku brings innovation services to Latin America via new partnership with Transforme Latest international expansion for idea management firm targets the rapidly growing innovation market in Latin America London, United Kingdom.