2021 IdeaScale Innovation Management Award Winners

IdeaScale

For 2021, IdeaScale has three new winners of the Innovation Management Awards: TriHealth for engaging nearly 80% of their workforce; Grant Thornton for pioneering work in automation; and Graybar for an exemplary innovation process. Best Innovation Process: Graybar.

The Innovation Manager's Summer Reading List 2019

HYPE Innovation

That's why we reached out to a couple of innovation managers asking them which book they would recommend to people working in the same field. These books aren't just about strategic innovation management; they also cover topics like interpersonal relationships, which are as crucial for a sustainable innovation culture as the frameworks that help structure and improve your program. The Innovation Manager

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Why People Buy Innovation Management Software

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Every year, IdeaScale analyzes our system and customer data and releases a report on crowdsourced innovation trends and benchmarks. The post Why People Buy Innovation Management Software appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Inbound Innovation Management

HYPE Innovation

We hear from many innovation professionals that they struggle with their program, often, because the company does not really adopt it. The employees won't share ideas, middle managers are consumed by meeting the quarterly goals, top management sees innovation management as a nice-to-have. Simplicity Innovation Culture Employee Engagement

Succeeding with Innovation & Transformation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

In this exclusive session, Magnus Penker is revealing his top insights and tools to be used for forming, storming, norming, performing, and creating an evergreen culture that will allow you to stay ahead of the competition.

How Law Enforcement Benefits from Cutting-Edge Innovation Management

IdeaScale

Innovation may not change what police officers do, but it can improve how they do it. In short, innovation is necessary, as is managing innovation. Innovation management software can be the key to successful innovation, as was brilliantly demonstrated by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in 2018. Managing Innovation Among 15,000 Staff Members. Innovation management can ensure complete follow-through on winning innovation ideas.

Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity

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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.

Innovation organization only thrives along with innovation culture

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3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier

IdeaScale

IdeaScale learns from all its best customers, but in our latest interview with Redwood Credit Union we learned three things that make innovation management easier: Pre-Populate Your Campaign. Redwood Credit Union has a culture that thrives on friendly competition and employee pride. To learn more about Redwood Credit Union’s idea management initiative, download the case study here. The post 3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier appeared first on IdeaScale.

Transforming workplace culture with your innovation management program

IdeaScale

Defining and achieving concrete improvements in organizational culture and employee performance is a challenge for organizations of all types. Those in charge of managing this change are often pushed to justify their efforts and expenditures in a fashion that doesn’t align with the type of gains that are being sought. Achieving Workplace Well-being with Innovation Management. This post is by Devin McIntire, Senior Innovation Technology Adviser at IdeaScale.

How to Measure the Success of Your Innovation Management Strategy

IdeaScale

Learn how to measure innovation success to improve the results of future innovation projects. With innovation, measuring success isn’t as straightforward as it is with other types of projects, but it can be done , and innovators who create an innovation management strategy set themselves up for further innovations and improvement without wasting time on tactics that don’t deliver. Value from innovation can manifest in many ways.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture

whataventure

Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture. “Hi, Hi, I am Johanna, Innovation Manager at WhatAVenture. I have been with WhatAVenture since 2018, and I am excited to give you a little insight into the job of an Innovation Manager.“. Innovative mindset.

The ultimate innovation management success factor

Exago

Most innovations come through steady, continuous improvement. Embedding innovation as corporate culture takes time and perseverance. The post The ultimate innovation management success factor appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights gamification incremental-innovation initiative-success

Sorting through our Innovation Management Tools

Paul Hobcraft

We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. There are management tools that have become ‘enshrined’ in organizations and many of the executives become settled on the ones they have bothered to learn or seemingly do the job. The problem we are having, many of the traditional tools, many still taught in most management schools are lagging the changing market we are operating in. Tracking the trends on Management Tools.

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Why Diversity Matters in Innovation Management

HYPE Innovation

People & Culture"Oh, I've never thought about it that way!". Have you ever said this to a friend or a colleague at work? Or has anybody ever said this to you? Probably. We don't always share the same opinion or the same point-of-view with other people in our private or business environment. We typically also don't share similar backgrounds, know-how, experiences and skills. We are different.

Is Your Innovation Management Process Inclusive?

IdeaScale

But it’s particularly important for innovation, and will only become more so as society goes through new shifts and as your organization changes. Your innovation strategy should reflect it. Race, class, mobility, emotional, social, and cultural are the most common, but there will be as many perspectives as you have members of your organization, and this will also include the communities you touch. The post Is Your Innovation Management Process Inclusive?

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Designing at an Innovation Management Company

IdeaScale

When I joined IdeaScale in late spring of this year, I set out to discover how I could help our customers create and maintain an innovative culture at their company through our crowdsourcing tools. I also set out to discover how I could influence culture at IdeaScale to better support design methodologies and best practices necessary in building successful products. . Here’s what I’ve learned about designing at an innovation management company so far.

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Getting Started with Innovation Management

Strategos

What is Innovation Management? Innovation Management involves all activities that provide the right conditions for innovation to repeatedly deliver value for customers, competitive advantage and growth for the business as well as benefits for employees and all other stakeholders. Innovation management needs to become a professional discipline. Innovation needs to be on that same trajectory to provide significant value for a business.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

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.

Creating an Innovative Culture in a Remote-First Organization

IdeaScale

Overview: While the fundamentals of creating an innovative culture at a company remain the same when remote, such as encouraging ideas and using small teams to build up, the remote workplace offers new challenges for innovators. Remote Work And Innovation Culture.

Deadline for the 2018 Innovation Management Awards Extended

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is offering innovators from around the world an extra week to complete their submission for the Innovation Management Awards. This is our fifth annual award series and we honor winners in three categories: best innovation engagement strategy, best innovation process, and best innovation. A repeatable innovation process is what makes an organization shift to an innovative culture.

How Cultural Norms Affect Innovation

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Countless stories circulate on the internet every day highlighting entrepreneurs young and old who are at the cusp of innovation with their new products and ideas. Some stories go viral, catching the eye of millions of people who are in awe at the individuals' innovative solutions to solve problems. The post How Cultural Norms Affect Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management. The world is seemingly getting smaller.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Innovation Excellence

As rightly pointed out by Tim Kastelle recently, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both purposes are complementary and equally important. Along with the case made in my previous post, this suggests following a dual approach to balanced corporate innovation management.

3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier

IdeaScale

IdeaScale learns from all its best customers, but in our latest interview with Redwood Credit Union we learned three things that make innovation management easier: Pre-Populate Your Campaign. Redwood Credit Union has a culture that thrives on friendly competition and employee pride. To learn more about Redwood Credit Union’s idea management initiative, download the case study here. The post 3 Tactics that Make Innovation Management Easier appeared first on IdeaScale.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. From our point of view, all of the issues pinned down at that time have gained significant importance, are being intensively debated and can still be considered cutting-edge for companies to stay ahead in managing innovation. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forrester also claims that 53% of global services decision-makers are investing in emerging innovation and idea management technologies to drive innovation. What is innovation management? So why not ignite the culture of ideation among employees?

Innovation Management Award Spotlight: City of Calgary

IdeaScale

At IdeaScale, we host the annual innovation management awards in order to honor the accomplishments of some truly groundbreaking organizations, but also so that some of our smartest clients can share their best practices with others. We invited our winners to answer a few interview questions and we’re pleased that the City of Calgary had some great advice and answers to share: IdeaScale: Why is innovation vital to your organization?

4 Signs It’s Time to Hire an Innovation Management Consultant

IdeaScale

Innovation management consulting has emerged as a profession as businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations have started prioritizing innovation. Innovation management consultants help organizations establish innovation programs and keep innovation on track. Organizations of all kinds have watched as innovative companies disrupt industries and change the competitive landscape. Trying to innovate everything at once can backfire.

How The Right Tools Can Help You Shape a More Innovative Culture

The Future Shapers

For a large organisation, culture change is incredibly difficult. As such, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that we constantly hear managers struggle to make the transition towards a more innovative culture. Innovation Innovation Culture Innovation Tools

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Idea Software: A Quick Guide to the Power of Idea and Innovation Management

Qmarkets

Today innovation has become a lifeline for businesses who have had to pivot and adjust to recent market changes. Yet, innovation doesn’t just happen, it starts with ideas. Here ideas can then be developed for implementation and managed on the platform.

Qmarkets Partners with hpo management consulting to Strengthen DACH Enterprise Innovation Management Offering

Qmarkets

Qmarkets has launched a partnership with Swiss-based strategy and innovation consultancy hpo to strengthen strategic innovation activities in medium and large enterprises in the DACH region.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview Spigit

Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. We have heard it time and again…Somewhere between the birth of an idea and the delivery phase, innovation slows or becomes nonexistent. Which is why “Innovation is rewarded but execution is worshipped!” While most innovation management software makes it possible for teams and organizations to gather and iterate on ideas, the question you must ask is, how do you ensure the best ideas become reality? Celebrate innovation success.

Qmarkets Partners with hpo management consulting to Strengthen DACH Enterprise Innovation Management Offering

Qmarkets

Qmarkets has launched a partnership with Swiss-based strategy and innovation consultancy hpo to strengthen strategic innovation activities in medium and large enterprises in the DACH region.

Innovation management versus change management

100%Open

The only real difference between innovation management and change management, is the intention that lies behind these approaches. Innovation, whilst often highly reliant on luck and randomness, is inherently a proactive and optimistic strategy. Whereas change management, whilst equally subject to chance and circumstances, is inherently a reactive and more negative approach.

Designing an Innovation Management Event – Part 1: Laying the Groundwork to Engage Your Community

HYPE Innovation

Collaborative innovation skills to be precise. Because, as I hope you realise by now, the terms “innovation” and “collaboration” are not mutually exclusive. Innovation Culture Collaboration Innovation StrategySummer is not only an ideal time to catch up on some reading (maybe you remember Tim’s list from March), but also a perfect time to catch up on some skills.

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. Noticeably, innovation is the buzzword in the success formula of these applications. Understanding innovation management. Read More: An Introduction to the Ultimate Idea Management Solution.

Five Ways to Innovate in a Risk-Averse Corporate Culture

IdeaScale

Innovation is a buzzword in the corporate world today. Successful innovation management derives from a mindset that welcomes new ideas and allows for a certain amount of risk. Only 60% of innovation leaders reported plans to use them, illustrating yet more signs of risk aversion.

ISO 56000 Guidelines on Innovation Management: Updates and the Road Ahead

Innovation 360 Group

Innovation took a significant step toward becoming a mature science at the ISO working group meeting at the Tokyo Summit, Oct 13 – 17th. Over 100 professionals from 50 countries gathered to compare experiences and find commonalities as part of the ISO/TC 279 technical committee’s work on the development of the new ISO 56000 series for Innovation Management. That series of standards will set a baseline for enabling innovation as a science in the professional world.

A Structured Cultural Approach Managing Uncertainty

Innovation 360 Group

Defining innovation. Economist Joseph Schumpeter famously defined the term as, “Innovation is creative destruction where entrepreneurs combine existing elements in new ways.” Many people view innovation as spontaneous, unorganized and unpredictable. While the results of innovation can seem unpredictable, the process shouldn’t be. This is why organizations must know themselves—and their partners—quite well before they can launch an effective innovation project.

Building a Business Case for Innovation Management – Why Now?

Qmarkets

However, I have recently been seeing reports of many businesses going into survival mode; choosing not to invest in innovation and instead save precious resources. Casualties of Innovation Complacency The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has forced all companies to act.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 2

Tim Kastelle

In part 1 of this post , Ralph revisited key innovation issues that were already addressed by us three years ago. In addition to these still highly topical issues, we’d like to raise another four points which we personally foresee key for innovation management in the time to come – making no claim to completeness: Organizational Ambidexterity. It doesn’t always translate to managers, however. Co-Innovation and startup engagement.