How to Overcome Employee Engagement Barriers With a Continuous Improvement Program

Qmarkets

According to a recent poll by Gallup , only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. – where levels are the highest in the world – the rate for engagement has been stuck at around 30% for nearly a decade, growing from 29% in 2011 to 31% in 2017. Given the scale and cost of this stagnation, engagement has become a top issue for businesses and business leaders alike, pushing all industries towards an entirely new management model.

How to Turn your Employee Engagement Problem into a Continuous Improvement Solution

Qmarkets

According to a recent poll by Gallup , only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. – where levels are the highest in the world – the rate for engagement has been stuck at around 30% for nearly a decade, growing from 29% in 2011 to 31% in 2017. Given the scale and cost of this stagnation, engagement has become a top issue for businesses and business leaders alike, pushing all industries towards an entirely new management model.

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Four Key Principles of Mobile User Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

Prior to becoming a senior UX designer at Popular Front Interactive, I spent two years as a mobile UX researcher within the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Mobile Technologies Group – a lab tasked with both future-casting and then rapidly prototyping innovative mobile experiences. PRINCIPLE #4: Design for mobile platforms — the real ones. It is fun and easy to get caught up in the moment of the latest tech demo, press release, or rumor.

Top 8 Digital Workplace Trends for 2019

Acuvate

Progressive employee engagement. At this moment, the enterprise world is buzzing with new technological advancements influencing employee engagement and experience in the workplace. Take the time and make the investments needed to balance employee expectations with business needs to ensure they are equally satisfied and engaged. By 2022, it is expected that one in five workers engaged in mostly nonroutine tasks will rely on AI to do their jobs – Gartner.

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

An innovation program requires employee engagement, the fuel that will power the ideas generated and eventually the products or solutions developed. However, employee engagement is often stagnant, if not declining. How do you get employee engagement to get your company to meaningfully and strategically innovate? Crowdsourcing Employee Engagement Innovation

Top 10 Features To Look in Any Idea Management Software

Acuvate

Holding an interactive design can maximize the number of promising ideas being added, as well as encourages the organisation from moulding their culture towards a more engaged one. An effective idea management framework with a systematic workflow process can engage your employees in the process of truly evaluating and developing ideas. Gamified collaboration involves engaged and cheering participants who are excited to innovate and contribute to business success.

How Do Your Employees Feel about Your Innovation Strategies?

IdeaScale

Are your employees engaged with your company’s innovation strategy? Employees who are directly engaged with what’s going on in the company will feel a stronger need to innovate than their disengaged counterparts. Still, you need more data, and there are other forms of engagement that will help you form the bigger picture. Run a satisfaction survey that includes a net promoter score (NPS) as another measure of engagement. Prioritize employee satisfaction and engagement.

The 8 great talks from 8 years of Union

100%Open

Cesar told us about an amazing idea to use a novel and open source boat design to clean up oil spills. Date: June 2012 – Theme: Business Without Borders – Host: Method Design. Patrick presented a live demo of the brilliantly designed and executed Chirp app which uses sound to transfer data and has been used in a diverse a setting as London Fashion Week and The Royal Albert Hall. The Union Network is almost 8 years old.

Wazoku Announces Winter 2019 Product Release

Wazoku

Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Winter 2019 product release with features designed to equip organisations with better visibility into the value of their ideas and their innovation pipeline. You need to get the right people involved, through the right ways, and make sure they stay engaged throughout the process,” said Rosemarie Diegnan, CS&PO, Co-Founder, Wazoku. A better home page leads to more engaged users.

From Consumer to Collaborator: A Look at Open Innovation

IdeaScale

Open innovation starts with an engaged, interested customer base. The best method for drawing on open innovation is to have a platform designed for it that encourages participation while giving you control of the process. To learn about how open innovation platforms work, request a demo today! Connect with your most important customers. Listening to your customer is part of any business, now even more so than ever.

Culture of Innovation Video and Case Study: Cambia Health Solutions Transforms the Health Care Landscape Through Innovation

Planview Spigit

Cambia is an exemplary example of how organizations can create a culture of innovation by engaging their most valuable resource—their people. This blog features a new video of how Cambia drives employee engagement through its Pitchwell program and features their case study centered around their “app-a-thon challenge,” focusing on “the big problems in healthcare”. We had to become a lightning rod of innovation, attracting and engaging employees to join us in ideation and design.”

Give Yourself Permission to Scale

Leanstack

Her advice about first using demos for defining (before building) an MVP finally clicked. The trick, he realized, was taking the time to develop a high-fidelity mockup versus using just a simple wireframe for the demo. More important, it got his customers to engage him in deep feedback. So I agreed to add them to the demo. The art of the demo process is ending up with the smallest demo that still gets customers to buy.” Many of my demos start out small.

Small Entities, Big Impact: The Surprisingly Sized World of Sustainable Development

Anaqua

However, the University is also engaged in large-scale application and use of its knowledge to tackle some green concerns that are easier to see in our daily lives. One interesting application is for a wind turbine (patent # US9228564B2 ) designed for use in urban and suburban environments. Pairing this with battery systems could lead to a display that not only provides users with relevant information but also does not draw power for the display unless someone is actively engaged.

Essential Steps Toward Open Innovation Success

eZassi

You need a strong cyber scouting tool that challenges and engage your target collaborators as well as filters ideas to assure the best concepts are captured. To be effective, the commercialization step should include all aspects of bringing a product to market, including pricing, package design, and shelf displays. Request a demo to experience the power of eZassi.

Ezassi to Attend FEI Boston 2018: What to Expect

eZassi

While there, we’ll be showcasing our innovative platform and processes that have helped our client base increase user engagement, time-to-innovate, number of ideas and, most importantly, quantifying how it affects their bottom line. We’ve seen first hand how developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement and empowerment that helps solve some your most vital problems. We will be attending the annual FEI Boston 2018 event.

Customer Experience Strategy – Brand Expectations and Experience

BrainZooming

I fielded a request for a few ideas on social engagement for an upcoming eBook an online company is creating. One of the questions related to how brands can set themselves apart through a customer experience strategy and outstanding customer engagement. Shifting the focus to ongoing customer engagement, however, necessitated a different look than the one we’ve used for years in designing events.

Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

Planview Spigit

A few years later, an industrial designer and vehicle dynamics engineer conceptualized the Polaris Slingshot, a new form of three-wheel motorcycle that would shatter preconceptions about hybrid or trike-style bikes and attract an entirely new buyer segment. Like Polaris, you too can engage the crown and discover actionable ideas from everyone in your organization — and crowdsourcing software can help.

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2018 Product Release

Wazoku

London, United Kingdom – 18 October 2018 – Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2018 product release, focused on driving engagement across the platform. Our Autumn release includes many features and enhancements designed to enable our global customer base to further embed idea management across their entire organisation and broader ecosystem. Contact us for more information or to see a demo of the platform.

Qmarkets to Power Industrial Innovation at Leading Machinery and Components Organization

Qmarkets

Their objective: to boost employee engagement and create a culture where value-driving ideas are continuously generated, evaluated, and implemented. The pilot was used to engage a panel of key personnel within the company and resulted in the submission of more than 60 innovative ideas, 15% of which generated intellectual property. After assessing a number of other innovation management platforms, Qmarkets was selected to engage a wider audience.

Wazoku Announces Autumn 2019 Product Release

Wazoku

Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Autumn 2019 product release with features designed to surface the right ideas, with the most relevant information, to the right people at the right time. We’ve worked closely with our customers to build tools that allow them to estimate and validate potential outcomes, engage advisors and subject matter experts earlier in the process and give more flexibility in how they target recommendations.

Hackathons simplified

hackerearth

A hackathon , also known as a codefest, is typically a day-long coding competition where a bunch of software developers, computer programmers, designers, and others join hands to improve upon or build a new software program. Hackathons are a great way to involve and understand every stage—from design to deployment—of a product. Studies show that hackathons seem to be the most effective method to acquire and engage developer talent for open APIs.

How to drive API adoption through hackathons

hackerearth

Studies show that hackathons seem to be the most effective method to acquire and engage developer talent for open APIs. From the snapshot below, you can see that attracting and engaging developers are core activities for a successful API strategy. With a well-designed API program with skilled developers and open APIs, companies can extend their reach significantly by enabling market adoption, accelerating innovation by crowdsourcing, and maintaining a constant revenue cycle.

Continuous Improvement: To employees and beyond!

Wazoku

” Jeannette Smith, SSCL Government, Managing Director SSCL’s innovation programme is focussed on people-led improvements and built an award-winning employee engagement programme that puts their people at the centre of the organisation. If a project receives over 10,000 votes , it goes into a review phase where Lego set designers and marketing professionals decide if the product is viable for production.” Every change starts with an idea.

Qmarkets to Power Industrial Innovation at Leading Machinery and Components Organization

Qmarkets

Their objective: to boost employee engagement and create a culture where value-driving ideas are continuously generated, evaluated, and implemented. The pilot was used to engage a panel of key personnel within the company and resulted in the submission of more than 60 innovative ideas, 15% of which generated intellectual property. After assessing a number of other innovation management platforms, Qmarkets was selected to engage a wider audience.

Aiming High: Qmarkets’ Innovation in R&D Journey Towards Improved Idea Management Solutions

Qmarkets

I realized suddenly not only how important it is to change your perspective for inspiration, but also that this concept must be ingrained within the fundamental design of Qmarkets’ platform. This shared philosophy is especially evident when you look at what we have achieved in two key areas of collective intelligence software: collaboration and participant engagement: Laying the Foundation. Click here to schedule a free demo of Qmarkets software

Tips for a Great Hackathon

hackerearth

A hackathon is typically defined as an event lasting up to several days in which many people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. Themes can be anything from boosting the visibility of a brand to creating a new startup to developing a new app for disaster management to designing a launch campaign. Keep participants engaged with fun breaks and good food in between energizing and informative coaching sessions or talks. Encourage short demos/pitches.

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Majority Rules: Idea Evaluation Criteria & Voting Methods for Efficient Innovation Management

Qmarkets

These are questions we at Qmarkets were forced to address when designing our platform. On one end of the spectrum, voting can increase your employees’ engagement and involvement in the innovation management process. It doesn’t matter if you run Innovation Management or general Idea Management projects for process improvement or cost reduction purposes, or even if you practice Internal IM or external Crowdsourcing for customers' engagement.

Tying in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to Your Brand’s Digital Presence

Boxes and Arrows

Although we are now relatively more familiar with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), it is still quite a challenge to understand how to design effective brand experiences with them. Most major brands today—The New York Times and Mercedes, as two examples—have used augmented reality and virtual reality experiences to engage customers. As a UX designer and creator of storyworlds , I’ve worked extensively with designing immersive experiences.

8 DOs & DONT's for Customer Advisory Boards

Outside Innovation

If you have the right customers engaged in strategic discussions with your team, and you listen deeply while they talk among themselves about what they need to do and what steps they currently have to do to get things done, and where their frustrations occur, you’ll quickly discover the unmet needs that are truly valuable to them. 2 Things Customer Advisory Board Members Hate: Demo's of products about to be launched that they weren't consulted about.

The AQX Series: Supporting the IP team’s Full Spend Lifecycle with Financial Management

Anaqua

Additionally, some users might not realize they can take advantage of Anaqua’s translation and filing services designed to reduce costs and administrative burden associated with PCT filings, EP validation, and national phase processes. With Anaqua Foreign Filing Services, clients can request foreign filing quotes directly from within AQX and work within a flexible engagement structure to deal with spikes of work, full and part-time support. Schedule a demo

Qmarkets’ Winter Product Release – Prime Your Idea Management System for Success

Qmarkets

Having a system in place that makes it simple to generate and analyze data, as well as communicate it in a simple and engaging manner, can have a major impact on bottom-line results. Experts Can Assign Experts: This new feature enables designated experts to pass on ideas to other experts for further assessment. Sleek New User Interface & Powerful Engagement Capabilities. Here are just a few of the exciting new UI and engagement-enhancing features you can expect.

Qmarkets forms Strategic Partnership with Multinational Digital Services Company

Qmarkets

Designed to help corporations develop synergistic interoperability across the 3 Ps of the business (People, Processes, Platforms) , the LevelNext innovation training workshop delivers a variety of hands-on exercises across a 3-day period. The pilot was used to engage a panel of key personnel within the company and resulted in the submission of more than 60 innovative ideas, 15% of which generated intellectual property.

Unlocking Potential with an Innovation Pilot – 6 Reasons for SMEs to use Idea Management Tools

Qmarkets

We released a new product edition last month called “ start ” which is designed to meet the specific requirements of SMEs. The Scale of Engagement . On the other side of the scale, the smaller a company is the easier it is to engage the whole workforce. To discover more about Qmarkets' idea management software, or how to launch an effective innovation pilot, contact us to organize a free demo today

7 innovative ideas that changed the retail industry

Ideanote

How did the digitalisation challenge the retail structure and its customer engagement techniques ? Here are the 7 creative ideas that helped the industry catch up with the fast digitalisation and engage the consumers both online and in the real world. As a result of various idea testings during the past few years, Amazon decided the best way to deliver to customers is directly to their yards – and there are already demo videos showing how it’s supposed to be done!

Make the Commercial First

Boxes and Arrows

Design the box first” is a classic design exercise to use constraints to discover the unique value proposition. Engaging with potential customers, right from the beginning, and learning what they want is an essential skill. Why this matters to designers. Designers have a unique skill set. Rather than simply add a UI to an existing product idea, the tools and techniques designers use can be adapted to think through the product itself.

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How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

And finally, a significant fraction of University lab work has now evolved from the traditional “publish or perish” model to one that is today closer to demonstration, design-oriented, and more applied than ever before. The top leadership loves what it sees in terms of demos, visions, and plans.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

And finally, a significant fraction of University lab work has now evolved from the traditional “publish or perish” model to one that is today closer to demonstration, design-oriented, and more applied than ever before. The top leadership loves what it sees in terms of demos, visions, and plans.

The AQX Series: Continuing Our Innovation in IP Management Solutions

Anaqua

Jason: AQX is the go-to IP platform, designed with our clients, that helps IP professionals perform their jobs more effectively and efficiently. The platform helps engage all levels of the business, drive innovation, and deliver insight needed to make decisions in today’s complex corporate environment. Schedule a demo By Jason Streciwilk, Sr. Director of Product Management. Nancy Hegarty, VP of Marketing.

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Game Changers: How Citizen Science and Gamification Are Transforming the Business World

Qmarkets

As the general public’s interest in science continues to increase, professional scientists and researchers develop innovative tools to effectively engage crowds. Managers want to gain ideas from engaged, forward-thinking staff who are not boxed into a restrictive corporate mindset. A well-regulated citizen science initiative can help to both engage internal and external staff, as well as refine external ideation efficiently.

5 Corporate Innovation Trends of 2019 Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2020

Qmarkets

Quantum innovation is the name given to the kind of innovation characterized by bold and creative thinking designed to take an enterprise into a lucrative new paradigm – even if that means going beyond the bounds of the existing business model. Governments will therefore need to find increasingly innovative ways to harness 5G to support infrastructural projects and enhance citizen engagement.

Titans of Transformation: 5 Outstanding Examples of Innovation in Business

Qmarkets

By implementing Qmarkets innovation management software, PMI has engaged more than 65,000 employees worldwide. In 2014, the industry giant used Qmarkets innovation software to launch the ‘ InGenius ’ global innovation accelerator – designed to enable Nestlé employees to collaborate and provide solutions for business challenges, without being hindered by geographical or language barriers. When it comes to disruption on the modern business landscape, company size is no safeguard.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

And finally, a significant fraction of University lab work has now evolved from the traditional “publish or perish” model to one that is today closer to demonstration, design-oriented, and more applied than ever before. The top leadership loves what it sees in terms of demos, visions, and plans.

Creativity at Startup Speed – What Silicon Valley Teaches About The Importance of Innovation In Business

Qmarkets

This means implementing the fundamentals of what makes Silicon Valley tick: A continuous flow of information of critical developments – signals from the future – today, Clear communication about the strategic intentions of the company, Engaging everyone in continuously developing innovative ideas, both small and those that will have significant impact, by using highly. It allows leaders to create a culture of active engagement in innovation (e.g. A Global Innovation Hotbed.