Five Ways to Engage Customers in Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Customers are the key stakeholders in your innovation process. The post Five Ways to Engage Customers in Your Innovation Process appeared first on IdeaScale. Yet involving them can often be the most challenging part of building a better approach to their needs.

The Energy Transition Needs A Structured Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

For that, we require ingenuity in our abilities to break through present seemingly difficult barriers in technologies, and this calls for breakthrough innovation. The importance of innovation is across the board. To do this, we must avoid the innovation emissions cul-de-sac.

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Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

Often our innovation activities face the same dilemma. Innovation needs time, it needs evolution and resolution but also speeding up. The need for innovation results has sped up considerably. The belief that lean management principles will get the innovation out of the door quicker, has been one of those management adoptions that often trick us into believing we are achieving more than we actually are. Designing the complete rapid innovation application process.

The Value Prop Canvas Tool Will Speed Up Innovation Processes in Your Business

Leapfrogging

As a consultant, I’ve had the chance to work with some of the world’s biggest businesses and organizations to help guide innovation initiatives and business strategies. The post The Value Prop Canvas Tool Will Speed Up Innovation Processes in Your Business first appeared on

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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. aside as innovation spend. Innovation is di?cult innovation.

The 4-Step Guide to Refining Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Innovation processes can be complex. Most companies today make innovation a priority — or at least they say they do. However, innovating is an inexact science. So how do you know if your innovation process is working? Be an Innovation Leader.

Five Barriers to the Innovation Process and How to Overcome Them

IdeaScale

It would seem that the innovation process is simple: Get an idea, refine that idea, implement it, and repeat the process. Here are five common problems with the innovation process and how to resolve them. The innovation process needs to be crafted to fit each group.

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification

IdeaScale

Improve your innovation process with gamification. The ideal moment in any innovation process is when innovating becomes fun. That’s where gamification comes in, and it can blast your innovation onto a whole new plane. Gamification is the addition of game-like ideas and rewards to a work process. And it absolutely works; it’s been found that gamification can increase engagement by up to 20%, regardless of the audience.

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline. We have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. I wrote a piece “ Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design ” that stated much of what I saw as any design intent.

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A Guidance on Keeping Your Innovation Processes in Check

HYPE Innovation

As an innovation manager/leader you likely deal with processes (and process improvements) every day. You know, prioritizing and tweaking those actions your firm engages in to accomplish a pre-established business purpose or objective (Michel Porter is a great reference on this topic – he introduced the process view of organizations ).

The Part of the Innovation Process that Everyone Forgets

InnovationManagement

One of the biggest challenges to innovation is the middle part of the process - where most of the work is happening behind the scenes. As your innovation campaign progresses, you must continue to instill excitement across all team members, and find ways to reengage them as advocates. In this case study, we’ll examine how Dick’s Sporting Goods engaged their employees in product development and effectively encouraged them to participate in their innovation community.

Eight Tips to Improve Employee Engagement in 2020

IdeaScale

Drawing together everyone should be the goal of any innovative organization. There’s nothing more important to innovation than an engaged, thoughtful workforce. Give everyone an innovation toolkit to use. Have a transparent innovation process.

How to choose an innovation process that fits YOU?

Ideanote

"When introduced to different innovation processes, some of the newcomers to this field are overwhelmed because there are so many opportunities out there and you don't know which of the techniques you have to pick and choose"–says Serena Leka. We asked Serena to share some tips for teams that are just starting with innovation. First thing to do is actually have an overview of all these different innovation processes.

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How to Engage People with Ideation and Challenge-based Learning

Be-novative

How to engage and motivate people to be open in sharing their ideas and solve challenges your organisation is facing? With our efficient ideation and decision-making process we could remotely arrive at the conclusions in less than an hour?—?that

How to Engage People with Ideation and Challenge-based Learning

Be-novative

How to engage and motivate people to be open in sharing their ideas and solve challenges your organisation is facing? With our efficient ideation and decision-making process we could remotely arrive at the conclusions in less than an hour?—?that

Enhancing Your Homepage to Boost Ideation Engagement

Qmarkets

While usually this is said in reference to people, we at Qmarkets know it’s also very true for web products and applications – especially when you are aiming to maximize engagement and usage. The post Enhancing Your Homepage to Boost Ideation Engagement appeared first on Qmarkets

Culture Jolt #21 - Align engagement, not obligation

Values Centered Innovation

Welcome to our 3-Minute Conscious Innovator ® process! Are you ready for a new, insight-provoking “Jolt” … something designed to “rearrange your molecules” as it elicits your unique, innovative potential in life and work? Jolt #21: Align engagement, not obligation.

Enhancing Your Homepage to Boost Ideation Engagement

Qmarkets

While this is usually said in reference to people, we at Qmarkets know it’s also very true for web products and applications – especially when you are aiming to maximize engagement and usage. The post Enhancing Your Homepage to Boost Ideation Engagement appeared first on Qmarkets.

Building ROI and data into your innovation process

Innovation in Practice

Delivery via drones, real-time data insight into your operations, transformation of your business models— what will 2016 bring for your innovation practice? For innovators working within the confines of large enterprises, the possibilities for transformation, especially with mobile and digital products, are endless. Many innovators take on a project without a plan to measure and revise the return on investment projection (and course-correct) as the product evolves.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

It quickly became simply sold as a process, just like Six Sigma, it became limited by those jumping on the latest concept not being true design thinkers, apart from attending a short course or two. Fun and engaging perhaps but it needed to be separated and contained. It suddenly gets broken down so it can be repeatable, a step-by-step process. Then we get the “let’s systematize this” into a familiar , easy to use and follow process.

What Are The Six Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations?

InnovationManagement

I love meeting innovators. The post What Are The Six Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations? Organization & Culture Employee Engagement Innovation Leadership innovation process kms knowledge management

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

A story has limited value; for me, it is the more powerful narrative that drives innovation, inspiring and gaining identification in multiple ways. So defining stories and narratives, you see the growing potential of having a good narrative for your innovation activities.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part two

Paul Hobcraft

So part two of my reflective summary: Design thinking becomes the best friend to innovation, strategically and tactically. When DT is applied to business or social issues it is by making creativity logical, you have its power of contribution, it can transform our innovative solutions. Design thinking as something far too prescribed ‘dulls’ the process. All this adds up to a creative process. Creativity is one of the key essences contributing to innovation.

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. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that crowdsourced innovation is extremely effective. But, to be successful, you must find the right approach to consistently — and repeatedly — engage your crowd.

How to Engage the Business Units to Lead Innovation

CREATORS

One of the main challenges in leading innovation processes in a large corporation is to engage the Business Units’ leaders and the employees of the company and persuade them that although everything works great (for now), doing things differently might be the right thing to do.

Assessing and Ranking Competing Projects and Opportunities

Wellspring

Oftentimes in large organizations and F500 companies, innovation and R&D are treated like a shared service, with the majority of initiatives originating from outside the function. Other business units and product lines, inspired after an ideation session or hackathon, come to the innovation team with an idea to explore. This engagement and collaboration allows the innovation function to stay close to strategic initiatives and high-level, vital projects.

Curious clues for the future

The Future Shapers

We all wish we could see over the horizon at trends that are emerging, and a proper foresights process invites us to explore faint signals of the future. In this article, Michael Perman shares how to engage in CURIOUS CLUES as a way to more formally explore what is coming.

Drive Innovation by Disrupting the Existing Management Norms

InnovationManagement

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.

Spotless: An Innovation Roadmap

InnovationManagement

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.

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. Employee engagement. We saw immediately just a lot of engagement.

That sudden surge within the crowd

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing today is being used across many challenges that are tackling social issues, global concerns, individual community or organizational questions that need “our” opinion and engagement. Sequencing Being systematic for ideas breaking down the value of an idea broaden out where ideas come from idea management ideal process for innovation process engagement open innovation and collaborations the Idea to commercialization concept The Power of Global Collaborative Innovation

Digital Factory of the Incumbent: Software of the Mind

InnovationManagement

They are characterized by a process of social technological variations, rooted in different disciplines e.g., economics, sociology, and psychology. The post Digital Factory of the Incumbent: Software of the Mind appeared first on Innovation Management. Technological changes are one of the leading advocators to shape customer value.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

The use of crowdsourcing : the goal for me, is to engage and move the crowd towards a new direction, by encouraging out individual thinking and discovery, searching for combining these contributions; ones that lead to novel, new answers that move a challenge forward into a solution, one that has improved value over the existing. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system. So is the art of engagement with the crowd.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

The use of crowdsourcing : the goal for me, is to engage and move the crowd towards a new direction, by encouraging out individual thinking and discovery, searching for combining these contributions; ones that lead to novel, new answers that move a challenge forward into a solution, one that has improved value over the existing. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system. So is the art of engagement with the crowd.

Enabling Collaboration to Improve Employee Engagement

HunchBuzz

Collaboration has a different meaning to every individual, but that meaning ties into one thing – how engaged you are at work. Collaboration helps create this environment, which improves overall employee engagement. The Power of Collaboration and Improving Employee Engagement. Collaboration is the process of two or more people or organizations working together to realize mutual goals. Collaboration also helps people innovate, as people inspire people.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

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Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

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The essential five sense-making steps in any innovative transition

Paul Hobcraft

These are essential steps in any transformation work, in any innovation undertaken to take discovery through to commercialisation. Applying the innovation lense to the energy transition requires a significant need for innovation in all it does to undertake the transformation needed.

Boeing Engaging Employees via Open Innovation

IdeaConnection

When Boeing wanted fresh ideas on how to spend $100 million, which was the result of the benefits of tax reform legislation it turned to open innovation. The American multinational corporation solicited ideas from its workforce via surveys and mobile “ideas stations” Open innovation is not just for attracting external smarts and ideas. It can also provide ways for companies to engage their employees in the innovation process or in making important decisions.

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

How do you deal with potential plagiarism, intellectual property rights or those deliberately seeking funds or engagement for their means? You can research the choices fairly well, prior any engagement with a little researching. A climate of trust comes from this dedication and empowerment, and openly engaging within communities. this source: [link].

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

How do you deal with potential plagiarism, intellectual property rights or those deliberately seeking funds or engagement for their means? You can research the choices fairly well, prior any engagement with a little researching. A climate of trust comes from this dedication and empowerment, and openly engaging within communities. this source: [link].

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

For me, it is the more powerful narrative that drives innovation, inspiring and gaining identification in multiple ways. So defining stories and narratives, you see the growing potential of having a good narrative for your innovation activities.

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Taking Final Ideas to Market is the Hardest Part

Paul Hobcraft

Here in Europe, it is often suggested that “Europe is the cradle of creativity”, perhaps but I think the United States is “the crucible of innovation”, it forges ideas and takes them to market far better. The back-end of innovation, executing, is the rugged part.