2021 Crowdsourced Innovation Report


Overview: Ideascale’s 2021 Innovation Report finds that 2020 made innovation strategy essential.

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Innovating in the digital age- a terrific report

Paul Hobcraft

The report from Arthur D Little “ Innovating in the digital age- a cross-industry exploration ” has to be the one report that really stands out for me from this year. This report was produced by Dr. Michael Kolk , a partner, Digital Innovation Lead in Arthur D Little and Heike Woerner , a principal, technology and innovation management. This report contributes in very helpful ways.

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FeaturedCustomers Report Names IdeaScale a Market Leader


This success as innovators has not gone unnoticed, earning IdeaScale the title of market leader in a recent FeaturedCustomers Report. Report Rankings. An algorithm is applied to all the data to calculate the final rankings of the customer success report.

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Choosing Conscious Leadership: Our 2021 Impact Report


Our first impact report With the recognition that what we do is interconnected with people, communities, and our planet, we have learned that considering impact requires us to embrace complexity and nuance. 2021 Impact Report. View the full report.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

A really worthwhile report on Innovation not to be missed from Innovation Leader.

Paul Hobcraft

There has just been a highly useful benchmarking report released by Innovation Leader with KPMG LLP sponsoring this and providing some of their collective insights into the different aspects of “ Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018″ At present, you can download the report before it might slip behind a paywall at some later stage. What I do think the report is well worth you investing time to read? The report is laid out into four parts: 1.

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Employee Engagement Propels Innovation


However, for this culture to exist, employee engagement is imperative. s 2017 State of the Global Workplace Report, 85 percent of employees are disengaged on the job, which is costing companies $7 trillion in lost productivity, turnover, poor customer experience, absenteeism, and lower profitability. A culture of innovation relies on employee engagement and a shared vision for a company’s success. Watch the full video: Talking Employee Engagement with Spigit Clients.

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Little have released an interesting report, titled “The Age of Collaboration“ The study does a good job in synthesizing the global state of play of corporate-startup collaboration and latest findings on success requirements for its implementation. More and more corporations seek to engage with startups by pursuing corresponding activities across dedicated ecosystems and incorporating them. Recently, Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D.

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

When they are constantly scanning reports on the “state of innovation” it can often lull them, to give some that warm glow, others quickly being dismissive, disregarding many of the key messages as “not applicable to me”. Two reports recently came out. The two reports, one from CB Insights, who I believe do a consistently brilliant job at “tear downs” and evaluations of industries, markets or topics. My second report is the one from CB Insights.

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Driving COVID-19 employee engagement with idea management


Communication and engagement with employees are an essential part of business at any time. The benefits of an engaged workforce include improved employee retention and loyalty, a happier and more motivated workforce and better general well-being.

BCG 2020 Report: Three Steps to Organizational Learning


However, recent data continues to indicate that companies are struggling to make these experiences engaging and effective in the long-run. In BCG’s recent report , they outlined three critical steps for leadership to take to improve organizational learning.

Measuring Innovation Performance

Better employee engagement and cross-functional collaboration spawn better ideas. Source: 2017 Report: The Corporate Innovation Imperative (Crowd Companies) 66.0 % Greater. Select the right outcomes and incentives to keep employees engaged to improve the.

Four Ways Crowdsourcing is Being Used to Encourage Civic Engagement


Reduce “Friction” One of the biggest problems in civic engagement is the misperception that doing anything with the government involves filing eight forms in triplicate and waiting in line for an hour only to find out you’re in the wrong line. Keep in mind that a lot of good civic engagement is genuinely apolitical. For example, if you want to collect traffic data, create a map tool that will let people report their drive and whether or not the lights work.

Stop Measuring Engagement and Engage


If we spent less time measuring how engaged our employees are, we could spend more time simply engaging them. There are plenty of reports, such as the State of the Global Workforce , telling us that employees are not only ‘not engaged’ but in many instances are actively disengaged. These same reports tell us that this lack of engagement hurts our businesses and our bottom line. The post Stop Measuring Engagement and Engage appeared first on Wazoku

Critical Insights from McKinsey’s “Closing the Capability Gap” 2020 Report


And learners agree – these virtual workshops (when done correctly) can be just as engaging and effective as an in-person event. The post Critical Insights from McKinsey’s “Closing the Capability Gap” 2020 Report appeared first on Innovation Training | Design Thinking Workshops.

CI Reporting Woes? How to Measure What Matters


It's because the simple act of measuring and reporting that number makes it evident across all levels of the organization that this metric is important. Measuring and reporting continuous improvement metrics sends a clear signal to the organization that this is important.

Can We Have One of These? A Product Innovation Platform

Paul Hobcraft

Even board members can become more engaged- oh careful, that is for many a dream or a nightmare! Recently I was exploring the world of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and read an excellent Whitepaper from Aras Corp , one of the leading PLM solution providers.

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

Large-scale product runs are being adapted to meet more specific opportunities; response rates and customer engagement are being hugely advanced by technology and constant exploring the full customer journey with data and analytics helping the understanding. Hierarchy and delegation are flattening out and seeking engagement. The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating and can this be changed? I have been often returning to scaling struggling with finding the best answers.

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Checking for the global pulse of innovation

Paul Hobcraft

As a report, the 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) is a whopper, at 450 pages, although 50% of this is detailed economic profiles and data tables for each country within the index. This GII report investigates and reports on 129 countries and then analyzes and ranks them accordingly. When you are caught up in generating innovation within a business these sorts of reports can often pass you by as not so relevant to your everyday job of innovation.

Increasing innovation focus on the end-user segments within the energy transition story

Paul Hobcraft

The share of Renewable power is expected to rise to 85% by 2050 (source: Irena 2018 “Global energy transformation report”). Source of visual used: [link]. When you investigate and research the energy transition that is underway, the higher focus to date has been on the progress to replace fossil fuel with renewable power generation technologies.

Understanding the Innovation Landscape needed for Enabling Technologies in the World’s Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

IRENA’s Innovation Landscape report highlights innovations in enabling technologies and explored explicitly in the following briefs, where you go automatically to the download: Utility-scale batteries. Also, IRENA produced a substantial main Innovation Landscape report.

Innovation adoption in the technology lifecycle for Energy Translation

Paul Hobcraft

Building the systems enabling framework. Source: World Economic Forum. Technological innovation has a central role to play in the Energy Transition currently being undertaken throughout the world. The shifts need to take the different parts of the energy system through a lifecycle approach to any future energy system.

PwC releases the latest Innovation Benchmark Report

Idea Drop

One of the key findings in PwC Innovation benchmark report was that bringing more stakeholders into the innovation process is the most effective way to drive success in innovation. In this post we will consider the five key findings of the report and share our points of view. Customers are playing a growing role in the innovation process and customer engagement is the key to driving the initial phase of an innovation strategy. “54%

The Reasons Employee Engagement Software Usually Fails


With as many as 70% of employees reporting that they are not fully engaged at work , employee engagement (or lack thereof) is a significant problem for employers in the US. The market for employee engagement software is growing, according to Zion Market Research’s recent report (paywall). The global employee engagement software market is expected to reach approximately $346 million by 2025. Employee Engagement

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Source IRENA [link]. In the past few months, I have been placing an increasing focus on the energy transition we all need to undertake in our energy systems, to build a more comprehensive understanding of the parts that make up the whole of this transition. It is one of the most critical places where innovation application is required and able to be conducted to deliver a sustaining impact in our world.

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Little have released an interesting report, titled “ The Age of Collaboration “ The study does a good job in synthesizing the global state of play of corporate-startup collaboration and latest findings on success requirements for its implementation. More and more corporations seek to engage with startups by pursuing corresponding activities across dedicated ecosystems and incorporating them in exploration units along with internal ventures.

Feature Friday: Enhanced Engagement Metrics


In the short term, we encourage clients to focus on adoption of the program by looking at various forms of engagement in the platform. In the first few weeks after launching a program, low-risk forms of engagement like logging in, viewing, and voting on Ideas as well as adding comments are a common starting point, with higher forms of engagement like adding ideas and volunteering soon to follow. Engagement by Date makes the health of the program visible over time.

Recognizing it is all about Value Creation

Paul Hobcraft

Greater engagement or not? Many of these can be reported upon and that would enhance the understanding and attract investment. By thoughtfully measuring and reporting upon these builds that external confidence that the business is focusing on the sustaining values relevant to its goals and growth objectives. I am reading a lot about the concept of value creation recently, it answers everything but tells us so often nothing about how it is made up or it is truly present.

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Focusing on Innovation for our Energy Transition we are all undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

It is having a well-established innovation process or a clear, transparent one you can engage, communicate, and build shared understanding. When you are undertaking such a transformation in any system like energy, innovation becomes vital to inject new forces of dynamism and creative thinking to tackling such a change.

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What Impact Did 2020 Have on Innovation?


2020 revealed our fragility and our capacity for adaptation, and what IdeaScale's 2021 State of Crowdsourced Innovation report reveals is improved innovation capability from faster implementation rates to more engaged leadership.

How to Manage and Engage Your Factory Workers


According to a new report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, 1.4 Engaged contributors are 44 percent more productive than their counterparts; this number rises to 125 percent when they feel inspired in their roles. Engage in Professional Training for Supervisors.

The Digitization of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

Software that builds data analytics or planning information that allows for a new form of aggregation that gives us all a greater engagement in managing our energy consumption and begin to sell surplus electricity through the management of their own personal energy system. Digitalization is the catalyst for engagement and connectivity within the energy system. We are on the cusp of a new digital era in energy. Digital technology has been involved in the energy system for decades.

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Employee Engagement in 2020 – Meeting the Needs of Millennials


Many large companies, including Ernst & Young and Accenture, have already reported that Millennials make up over two-thirds of their entire employee base. That's leading to a change in the traditional approach to employee engagement.

Accelerating Innovation in the Energy Transition Journey

Paul Hobcraft

Public awareness and engagement in the sheer size of these changes, their impact on daily lives and their social, economic and environmental benefits in eventual outcomes. [link]. What fascinates me presently is the energy transition currently being undertaken, due to the enormous amount of innovation options being considered and applied. New technologies are changing the very nature of how energy is going to be produced and delivered over the next ten to twenty years.

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Top 9 Actionable Employee Engagement Ideas and Activities


In today’s competitive business world employee engagement is an essential element in creating a positive work culture and a productive workforce. Organizations with engaged employees perform better than those without by whopping 202%. This is the reason employee engagement gets top precedence in the workplace strategy. When employees feel engaged, appreciated and considered a part of something bigger than just a “job,” they feel happier and strive to be more productive.

The Hard-to-Abate sectors need innovation solutions to reach Net-Zero Co2 Emissions

Paul Hobcraft

The other is Net-zero carbon emissions The IPCC demonstrates in its most recent report of 2018 that net emissions must be reduced to zero to stabilize global temperatures. The report also states that any scenario that does not involve a reduction to zero will not stop climate change. The “Mission Possible” report was developed with contributions from over 200 industry experts over a 6-month consultation process. Source: [link].

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Learning in Organizations: Takeaways from McKinsey’s 2020 “Rethink Capabilities” Report


Company leaders report that COVID-19 has accelerated the value of capability building. Respondents of the survey report spending more time on learning during the pandemic – with 54% of leadership engaged in self-paced learning.

7 Proactive Ways to Improve Workplace Culture and Engagement


While it is a little dated, The Deloitte University Press Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report has probably the most useful definition of culture and engagement that we’ve seen. If you want to move the lever on engagement, you must address culture, but how?

Employee engagement and innovation


Researchers across the world agree that engaged employees drive the culture of true innovation in successful companies. What is employee engagement? Even leaders who do value their employees frequently mistake employee satisfaction for employee engagement. Giving your employees free food coupons, spa membership, or other such perks can sure make them happy, but these don’t translate into meaningful engagement. Gallup employee engagement survey results.

Enterprise Innovation Management Research Report


View Report. eZassi Participates in CIMdata’s Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions Landscape Report Findings. CIMdata recently published this report, eZassi participated in the report findings, providing insight, commentary, discovery and suggestions to aide in guiding enterprise organizations with connecting the dots of enterprise innovation management (EIM). eZassi provided intelligence for Class 1 — Innovation Engagement.

Continuing the Energy Transition Journey

Paul Hobcraft

Everywhere you turn, you stumble across reports on one aspect or another of the energy transformation we are undertaking. These progress report cards come out regularly, but the one I wanted to work through was from the OECD and IEA ones. This clean energy report tracks 26 technology classified areas of energy, covering energy supply, energy demand, and energy integration. in their Better Energy, Greater Prosperity report supported by the ETC Secretariat, here in Europe.

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Culture Jolt #21 - Align engagement, not obligation

Values Centered Innovation

Jolt #21: Align engagement, not obligation. Engagement expands. Engagement is freely “showing up” to fulfill our personal sense of purpose and make a positive contribution, feeling deeply satisfied. Aligning engagement has a dual focus.

Confusion or Diffusion in Energy Transition?

Paul Hobcraft

Following on from my recent post, “ Managing Energy Transition through Innovation ,” let me build out the innovation argument further. Innovation needs to be talked up within Energy. It is the catalyst to all within the current energy transition underway.