Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

Such disruption, impacting companies regardless of industry, is fueling the sense of urgency behind innovation. Either your organization is innovating or it’s getting swallowed up by the competition. That’s why having an effective innovation program is so important to stay afloat. The challenge for many program leaders and their innovation programs comes down to their level of involvement in the idea implementation process.

How to Create the Maximum Major Innovative Solutions Using the Four Elements of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

Innovate2Grow Experts

Here is a brief review of quantum idea generation. Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. To generate these powerful results you need to use four elements – diversity, stimulus, brain type, and eliminate fear and have fun. Today we’re going to dive deep into the topic of how to pull coordinate the four elements of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

It is the failure to innovate that led to its “demise.”. In other words, it is because sometimes innovation strategies fail to produce products/ services that the customers want. Which brings us to the question, “Why do innovation programs fail?”. Below are 6 reasons why innovation programs can fail. Leaving innovation to chance is more often a gamble where odds are not always in your favor. Number of ideas generated. Guest innovator.

Why Measuring the Value of Your Innovation Program from Day One is Important

Planview Spigit

Every year Spigit conducts its “ State of Crowdsourced Innovation ” customer study to better understand how our customers build and manage their innovation programs. One of the key findings from this research is that a significant shift occurs at around the three-year mark of having an innovation program. This shift centers around measurement of program value. What ideas do we have that align with our strategy?

Challenge Deployment Toolkit: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Innovation Program Engagement

Planview Spigit

One popular New Year’s Resolution is getting fit – so here at Spigit, we wanted to share with you a series about how to get “Innovation Fit” in 2018 to ensure your innovation program is set up for success. When we think about ideation as a business discipline , there’s one topic that’s important to talk about when it comes to the value a company derives from an innovation program: scale. All great things to target in your innovation program as well.

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?

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.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Programs Based On Best Practices are Doomed to Mediocrity. Things I’ve heard recently from c-suite executives about their own innovation programs: “Floundering and ineffective, if I’m honest.” ” “We don’t do idea generation well.” ” These are the words I’ve heard innovation directors and c-suite executives use to describe their own innovation programs.

The Risk of Not Innovating

Gregg Fraley

I recently was a guest blogger for Gibson Insurance and I wrote this piece about the risk of Not Innovating. Many leaders pull back on innovation programs because of expenses, and, fear of change. They settle for small changes and improvements and continue to look at innovation as if it’s extra work. They pay lip service to innovation and waste time doing culture assessments. They also spend precious time developing a precise process for innovation.

Crowdsourcing Innovation: 4 Steps to Success

Planview Spigit

Recently, Spigit CTO James Gardner shared some of his expert tips on using crowdsourcing software to build your innovation pipeline. For organizations that are already getting tons of ideas from the people in their extended networks, continuing to push for suggestions might start to seem less important. Sifting through hundreds or thousands of ideas is certainly a daunting task, but there are solutions out there,” he writes.

Get a Grip on Innovation — 10 Questions, 20 Minutes

Gregg Fraley

Get a Grip on Innovation — 10 Questions, 20 Minutes. Ten questions for you to focus on assessing the state of your organization’s innovation program. If you think your current program is working, non-existent, or just a disaster — you will learn something by taking this quick survey. Yes, there are other ways to assess innovation culture that are more thorough (such as Teresa Amabile Ph.D. What did your organization innovate last year?

Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Does Any CEO Have the Luxury to Ignore Digital Transformation and Innovation? Innovation + Business + Technology = Digital Leadership. There is amazing opportunity for digital innovation and organizations that adapt have the potential for huge growth and success. Even those organizations with existing continuous improvement and innovation programs need to amplify and expand their efforts. The innovation effort alone is complex.

The Value of One Good Idea

KindlingApp

Everyone wants an innovative company culture, and anyone seeking to build one can turn to any number of resources, from Harvard Business Review , Fast Company , and Forbes to Kindling’s blog , that offer advice on building a culture of innovation. Yet, as innovation consultant Henry Doss puts it in Forbes , “Everyone talks about it, and talks about it, and talks about it. What started as a fun idea for a team outing soon spun off into a growing standalone business.

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Gregg Fraley

Innovation Training. “Innovation Intensive, beyond Design Thinking” Public Course* With Master Trainer Gregg Fraley. Comprehensive Immersion Course for: Innovation Project Managers, Teams, Executives, Facilitators. This one day course consistently receives high marks from innovation executives and training professionals. If you are seeking to enhance innovation culture and jump-start or improve innovation efforts, this is the course to attend.

12X More Ideas Than Brainstorming for Any Innovation Need, Any Time, and For Any Business

Innovate2Grow Experts

You will get an overview of how you can consistently generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming for any need, at any time, in any kind of business. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 is a highly proven innovation best practice – proven in university studies and, more importantly, in the real world for over two decades. Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 produces 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. Innovation certainly.

The Rise of the Innovation Department

IdeaScale

Companies of all sizes are organizing their innovation programs around their crowds these days. The reason for this is because a great deal of research has emerged that proves the power not just of valuable ideas, but connections between valuable ideas.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

There have been times I sat down with a client and I told them, “your organization is very innovative”, but they don’t believe me. I tell them, if you don’t perceive yourself as innovative, then you’re not. See innovation as a competency. Innovation is a skill, not a gift.

Keeping Your Innovation Momentum

Innovation in Practice

At some point in your journey to drive innovation, you’ll want to take a deep breath and ask – what happened here? I’ve seen too many innovation programs get off to a fast start only to fizzle out later. Here are some ideas.

3 Tips for Measuring the Impact of Your Innovation Platform

Planview Spigit

When the metamorphosis includes an innovation platform, leaders are typically left to determine not only how to leverage the solution, but also how to measure its impact. Crowdsourced innovation” —the process of inspiring, collecting, and accelerating ideas from the “crowd,” such as your employees, partners, and customers, at scale—has proven to be incredibly effective. This could include breakthrough ideas brought to market, or reduced costs. Innovation

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Open innovation resurgence during COVID. Why?

Jeffrey Phillips

There's been a resurgence lately in the concept of open innovation. I'm not quite sure why open innovation as a concept has received more press and more attention lately. It's not as though we have new open innovation methods or mechanisms, or that open innovation has demonstrated more effective outcomes. Rather, I think, open innovation becomes interesting when we are distributed and looking for new ways of working. When should you use open innovation?

Unleashing Wild and Wacky Ideas To Get Big Breakthrough Innovations.

Innovate2Grow Experts

While wild and wacky ideas might not be the winning ideas coming out of a Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 Creative Session you may not get those winning ideas unless they start as wild and wacky ideas. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. His approach to fun innovation made for great film! Then John built on the idea.

Analytics: The Business Value Beyond New Ideas

Imaginatik

Many of us innovation practitioners have found that the business topic of innovation is increasingly devolving into a search for that one magic idea that will change your enterprise, sort of like a more mature version of Pokemon-Go. Many of us innovation practitioners have found that the business topic of innovation is increasingly devolving into a search for that one magic idea that will change your enterprise, sort of like a more mature version of Pokemon-Go.

The Power of Stimulus To Inspire Breakthrough Innovation Solutions.

Innovate2Grow Experts

This blog provides powerful, practical information about how to use stimulus to inspire breakthrough innovation solutions. Stimulus is the second of the four Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 elements we utilize in a creative session to generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming – and a quality of ideas you will never get from brainstorming. Here is a brief recap of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0 The benefits of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0

Idea Competitions and Why Your Business Needs One

Ideanote

They all swear by in-house innovation programs which give every employee a chance to pitch their ideas. So, if you want to join the innovative crowd and get some fresh input for your new product, internal idea competition is your answer. Successful idea competitions will benefit your business in many ways. Not only will you get the ideas you need, but also boost your innovation culture, employee engagement, and promote internal collaboration.

Four things you can do to make innovation happen

Strategos

To make innovation happen takes time. I don’t mean the time it takes for your innovative ideas to mature into their full revenue-generating glory. I mean the time it takes employees to develop insights, generate ideas, and elaborate and test business models. Innovation requires dedicated time – significant blocks of time to “get into the zone,” to focus and concentrate. But fortunately there are ways to make innovation more efficient.

Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge

Gregg Fraley

What You Should Be Learning in Innovation Training. Eleven Innovation Bullets to Dodge, in no particular order. Lack of Managment support will effectively kill any innovation program no matter how well conceived. Very few organization’s are any good at all at Brainstorming/Idea Generation. Innovation team leaders who avoid conflict are doomed to fail. A lot of innovation training is happy talk, or super-wonky detail talk.

How to Get a Quantity and Quality of Ideas That You Will Never Get From Innovation Brainstorming.

Innovate2Grow Experts

This is the second in a series of four blogs on Quantum Idea Generation 2.0. First, it is about innovation in its broadest meaning – whenever you need ideas to make something that exists better and/or to develop something entirely new. Second, I share with you the absolute best and most helpful innovation insights I’ve learned from a decades long career. Here is a brief review of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0.

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview Spigit

Every year at Spigit’s annual conference , Ignite, we recognize clients in our innovation community whose programs have achieved remarkable feats. New Program of the Year. The award for Best Employee Engagement looks at clients who have created a robust reward and recognition program, and have increased employee engagement and participation across their innovation campaigns and challenges. Ten ideas were selected for the hackathon teams to pick from.

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview Spigit

Every year at Spigit’s annual conference , Ignite, we recognize clients in our innovation community whose programs have achieved remarkable feats. New Program of the Year. The award for Best Employee Engagement looks at clients who have created a robust reward and recognition program, and have increased employee engagement and participation across their innovation campaigns and challenges. Ten ideas were selected for the hackathon teams to pick from.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them. Corporate innovation is hard. More and more, we’re seeing innovation programs close their doors after only a few years, with few senior leaders in the organization recognizing any real value from their efforts. But these short-lived programs aren’t all there is to innovation, and they shouldn’t scare you off as a corporate innovator. No compelling vision or reason to innovate.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them. Corporate innovation is hard. More and more, we’re seeing innovation programs close their doors after only a few years, with few senior leaders in the organization recognizing any real value from their efforts. But these short-lived programs aren’t all there is to innovation, and they shouldn’t scare you off as a corporate innovator. No compelling vision or reason to innovate.

Companies betting big on open innovation

hackerearth

“Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. This paradigm] assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology.” ( Henry Chesbrough, 2006 ). The free flow, in and out, of ideas and IP promotes innovative ecosystems.

Rules of enterprise innovation

hackerearth

We know from our history that while promotions may win quarters, innovation wins decades.”. But for an innovation program to be efficient and successful, there are certain guidelines or best practices an organization needs to abide by. These is a reason why in some companies, such as Facebook and Google, even interns come up with ideas that are rolled out to millions of users. These companies understand that good idea can come from anywhere.

Practical Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Planview Spigit

Editor’s note: Last month, Maggie Riad, VP of Innovation Strategy at Spigit, held a webinar: ‘10 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement in your Innovation Program’. Q: How do we make it easier for employees to understand how their engagement affects our innovation program? Q: How specific should innovation challenges be to get a high level of engagement? Number of active participants (posted an idea or comment or voted) as a percent of unique log-ins.

Getting started with Innovation Metrics

Strategos

Getting started with Innovation Metrics. It seems an oxymoron to some that, a process as spontaneous and creative as innovation can and should be measured. Here at Strategos, we firmly believe that innovation can be taught, learned and systematically implemented by establishing the right processes, systems, structures, skills and metrics. Metrics are essential to track and guide the development of your innovation system. GETTING STARTED WITH INNOVATION METRICS.

Merwyn Technology: The Power to Make Smarter Innovation Decisions.

Innovate2Grow Experts

Almost everyone who uses innovation to invent a new product or make an existing one better believes they have a slam dunk success on their hands. Some innovators go to market with a product that uses customer communication giving them only a 25% chance for success or less. For these innovators, what’s holding them back is not very persuasive customer communication. Often innovation is focused on inventing an entirely new product or making an existing product better.

When no one wants to innovate

Jeffrey Phillips

An executive or even the CEO has asked their teams for innovative new ideas and solutions, offered support and promised rewards, but after several weeks of communicating this new approach, no new ideas are forthcoming. The conversations go something like this: "We've told our folks we need more innovation. We've promised to reward them for their ideas. Yet here we are, four or five weeks into an innovation program, and we aren't getting any ideas.

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Everyone’s an Innovator

Strategos

We are all Innovators. Who’s doing the innovating in your company? A central innovation group? Or, is everyone expected to be an innovator ? For many companies, the Holy Grail is to have the entire company innovating; and especially the front line employees. Deep and broad engagement unlocks hidden potential, and the payoff from front line innovation is better alignment, faster action, and improved results. Innovation seldom happens in a vacuum.

Wisdom of the crowd & that means employees too.

HunchBuzz

If you do time in the business world you’ve certainly been exposed to the hype of how harnessing the voice of internal and external stakeholders can help create new ideas and help organizations reinvent themselves. In fact, the statement, “the wisdom of the crowd,” continues to gain traction thanks to the high profile of open-sourcing, crowd-sourcing, social media and front-line idea generation platforms.

Navigating Innovation Options

Strategos

Innovation is a core business process. Most executives today would say that innovation is a core activity of their company. They speak about it in public as key to meeting their customers’ needs for new products and services and assert that innovation that keeps ideas flowing from inception to commercialization is key to building a sustainable business. Resources are allocated, goals defined, responsibility delegated and periodical idea generation sessions organized.

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

The evolving trend of smart city innovation is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground. in order to get the most relevant and pertinent feedback on your ideas.

Crowdsourcing Your Innovation

Daniel Burrus

In 2000, I predicted that we would see innovation as a service in the near future. The open invitation to join a collaborative innovation program that involves training the image recognition of the robotic astronaut by generating 3D models of objects that it would interact with on the EVA spacewalk, including , and of the International Space Station has captured everyone’s imagination. Use #Crowdsourcing to identify new ideas when you don't have all of the answers.

Innovation SOP: Driving Corporate Innovation by Bettering Employee Engagement

Qmarkets

Qmarkets' Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. An organization’s employees are vital components in a successful corporate innovation delivery plan. Letting employees know the targets of the employee engagement strategy means more than simply notifying them of the program’s formal existence and its targets.