Assess Your Innovation Program

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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.

Jessica Day on Intrapreneurs, Ideation, and Innovation


CEOs and their innovation teams have such power, but focus and direction are necessary to unleash it.?. Innovate or be left behind — that’s the reality of the business world. We can progress so much faster than we could without these tools of innovation.

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4 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

You’ve done the groundwork for creating a successful innovation program. You’ve learned what mistakes to avoid , and even moved forward with adopting innovation management software like Spigit to enable innovation in a way that’s valuable and repeatable.

Why do innovation programs fail


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?”. Innovation advocate.

Idea to Impact: The Maturity of Innovation Programs

Planview Spigit

The main premise of the article was to shed a light on an important aspect of ideation and innovation programs: impact. The challenge I see is the inability to move beyond generating ideas to generating impact — and for innovation departments to be able to track their ideas from incubation to impact.” At the end of the day, innovation leaders are measured on how impactful their innovation programs are on the business.

6 Steps to Getting Executive Buy-In for a Crowdsourced Innovation Program

Planview Spigit

Engaging the “crowd” at scale in your innovation initiative has been proven to fundamentally transform companies. The advantages of crowdsourced innovation can’t be ignored. But what’s the secret to creating and sustaining a successful innovation program?

Measuring Innovation Program Success: 3 Lessons from Bechtel

Planview Spigit

Measuring the success of an innovation program is a critical step in determining the impact it has on a company’s bottom line. But how do you know if your innovation program is delivering value? It was moderated by Spigit’s VP of Innovation Strategy, Maggie Riad, who spends a lot of her time speaking with clients about measuring the success of their programs. They launch frequent ideation challenges throughout a given year.

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 in our innovation pipeline?

Hackathons – 3 tips for getting started quickly


Now, corporations are lining up to use them as a means of developing ideas and driving engagement around innovation programs. In fact, several audience members from our recent 8 programs of engagement webinar expressed hesitation about hackathons.

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How to design your own innovation accelerator: a checklist

Board of Innovation

I decided to write a post to give you some insights on how we designed our latest accelerator program and what we learned from it. We recently finished an exciting dragons’ den of an innovation accelerator program for Owens-Illinois (O-I).

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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.

How to Launch an Effective Innovation Program

Tata Consultancy

Innovation is much more than just ideation. To be an innovator, your organization needs to build on the new and novel ideas you generate to realize their expected benefits. Rapid, iterative experimentation and monetization – the often overlooked ‘back-end of innovation’ – can help you convert interesting concepts into useful innovations. Just as a startup goes through different stages of growth, we’ve observed innovation programs do the same.

The Total Economic Impact of Spigit’s Ideation Management Software

Planview Spigit

When establishing an innovation program, business leaders often struggle with forecasting the potential economic impact. To address this, Spigit commissioned Forrester Research to conduct an independent study examining the value customers receive from implementing Spigit’s ideation management software. In their report, dubbed The Total Economic Impact of an Innovation Program Driven By Spigit , Forrester reveals their findings.

Five Aspects of Innovation Governance


The leverage point is to let innovation shine via effective governance discipline, but not adding too much complexity. In this article, we'll look at what innovation governance is, and practices to help you manage a successful innovation program.

Use This Template as a Calendar for Innovation


One of the reasons why so many crowdsourced innovation programs struggle is because it is difficult for innovators to gather, process, select and implement ideas on a continuous basis. Strategies calendar idea management Ideation innovation planning template

Capgemini Report on Innovation Centers: Top 5 Takeaways

Planview Spigit

Innovation has never been as misunderstood, challenging, expensive, or transformative as it is today. Here are our top 5 takeaways on innovation centers from a recent report released by Capgemini. Innovation Labs Can Inspire New Ideas.

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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. But according to Gardner, you should be wary of staunching the flow too soon — especially if backing off on ideation is a result of feeling overwhelmed. Innovation is so often tied to never-before-seen ideas and inventions that it can be difficult to pull back from the grand picture and look for ways to innovate on a smaller scale.

How to Build Careers with Innovation


There are a number of ways that participating in or administrating an innovation program can help build your career. If you’re wondering how to build careers with innovation, look to these three IdeaScale examples. How else has innovation built the careers of others?

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Inspire Innovation with Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Planview Spigit

Are you an idea champion, ready to inspire innovation in your company? Do you love it when the things you care about (like ideation and presents) come together as one? Try these stellar innovation books, all under $20.

Feature Friday: Scaling Evaluations


In a recent Forbes interview, Garry Lyons, CIO of MasterCard, shared his team’s mantra: “ Innovation without execution is only ideation.” This is an apt principle for a CIO’s team because it states the goal of any innovation initiative: to narrow your idea pipeline into a strong core of implementable ideas. Features Innovation Program

Why Is Structure Important in Innovation?


Why is an innovation program better for idea management than a suggestion box or an Excel spreadsheet? Structuring innovation means building the foundation for idea submission. Around which topics will people innovate? Building an innovation program means thinking about each of these elements of structure–who, what, and how–before idea submission even begins. Can’t we just jump into ideation? Innovation Program

Successful Innovation Means Finding Time to Make Decisions


In the comments on Kindling’s blog post “ When Does Creativity Become Innovation? many members of some of our favorite LinkedIn innovation groups echoed the same sentiment: “Anybody can have ideas, but managing them effectively—that’s where innovation happens.”. Creativity is coming up with multiple ideas to solve an issue, whereas Innovation is the one which becomes a commercially viable [idea] of value”. Innovation is making that idea useful or taking it to market.”.

IM Award Lessons: Know Your Innovation Audience


This year, Amway won the Innovation Management award for best innovation engagement strategy. So we asked Amway a few questions about their program and here’s what they had to say: IdeaScale : Why is innovation vital to your organization?

How the Kindling Team Uses Idea Management


When we say "ideas," we don't just mean major new product concepts or earth-shaking strategy innovations—Kindling is useful for managing ideas on any scale and from a huge array of sources. Our content team uses a Kindling Category as a means to develop and relate various pitches for blog posts , and if necessary, to move them into Best Practices or Let's Talk Innovation settings. Features Innovation Program

It’s a BatMobile! It’s a Pod Racer! It’s…the Polaris Slingshot (A Tale of Crowdsourcing Success)

Planview Spigit

They’ve all conceptualized cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind vehicles built for power and speed, featuring elegant aerodynamic properties and the latest in automobile innovation. In our newest case study, the team at Polaris shares: How they took their innovation program from manual and time-consuming to turbocharged and automatic. How Spigit helped them make the process of ideation to execution 80% faster.

Imaginatik Releases Innovation Central Spring 2018 to Drive Front-Line Engagement


New mobile experience makes ideation easy for employees across the enterprise. Innovation leaders understand the importance of engaging employees throughout the enterprise. Most employees are very busy – running programs, fighting fires, and delivering results every day.

Catch Up on IdeaNation 2019 Interviews in the New Year


Each year, IdeaScale meets with innovators from all over the globe who gather to share best practices on the management and delivery of ideas. The topics are diverse and offer valuable insight into what it takes to innovate in the ever-changing technological landscape of today.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation


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.

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.”

Invest in Innovation Skill Building

Gregg Fraley

Invest in Your Innovation Capacity. I thought by this year in history (2016) everyone in the business world would have a clue as to how to do ideation (aka brainstorming) properly. I don’t understand why more companies don’t invest in building innovation capacity.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. Here are details regarding innovation courses you can attend in the near future, Denver, August 28 – 31.

Top 10 Innovation Links of the Week: 12.4.15

Planview Spigit

Welcome to Spigit’s weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work.

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5 Ways to Fail at Innovation


Most innovators are optimists. Yet, within corporations, innovation programs are fragile things. Large portions of the organization view the innovation team as a foreign entity. Innovation programs thrive on processes and metrics that don’t mesh easily with the core.

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Starting with a Great Strategy


More and more these days, great organizations are employing innovation programs. While deciding to incorporate an innovation program may be an easy decision, deciding the structure and strategy surrounding that program can be more difficult.

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.8.16

Planview Spigit

Welcome to the first 2016 weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. A New Blueprint for Collaborative Innovation. TEDx Berkeley: The Art of Innovation.

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. Yes, there are other ways to assess innovation culture that are more thorough (such as Teresa Amabile Ph.D.

How to Work Like a Startup


Startups are some of the most successful and innovative businesses out there right now. Their very nature makes them primed for innovation programs and effective development of new ideas. Webinar best practices crowdsourcing IdeaScale Innovation open innovation RocketSpace

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Beyond Flavor of the Month: Managing Idea Challenges as a Repeatable Program


Though they often deliver some success, organizations often struggle to take the challenge beyond the initial project, and into a complete innovation program. Innovation management software can help you automate all of these to make your life easier.

Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

Planview Spigit

We’re proud to have an innovative culture. Through their Ideate Innovation program, which the team uses to surface and develop ideas and turn them into award-winning products. When the program started back in 2004, the goal was to bring employees from all over the company together to present game-changing ideas, solve business challenges, and introduce exciting new offerings to market. That’s where Spigit’s innovation management software came in.

The Four Types of Innovation Metrics


Innovation metrics are hard. Casual observers typically assume that innovation, as a “fuzzy” art, can’t be measured at all. This is an unfortunate belief, because it unduly complicates innovation’s crucial role in driving firm-wide value. Innovation is inherently unknown.

Lessons Learned About Innovation Communications from the City of Calgary


If you’ve been following IdeaScale’s Innovation Management Awards , you know that this year saw some really thrilling innovation come from some unexpected places. In this case, the City of Calgary was a leader in generating engagement with their innovation program.

What Does an Innovator Look Like?


We’ve dedicated lots of time to thinking about innovators. What their skill sets are, what traits they possess , and what the profile of innovators is globally. Most IdeaScale customers are using their innovation program to collaborate with their employees.

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.