What Can We Learn from the Innovation Averages in 2020?


This data gathering and analysis takes up the better part of our first quarter and our report is generally published in March, but 2020 is a unique year for the crowdsourced innovation community (and indeed for everyone in the world).

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned


During my first two weeks as a Marketing Intern for IdeaScale, I learned about how the business world operates, particularly how an organization uses crowdsourced innovation with tools such as IdeaScale. Innovation is Required to Be Competitive.


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Should Your Research Include Surveys or a Crowdsourcing Component? Check Out Our Infographic!


Innovation requires both ideas and data. Our infographic explores when you should collect data with surveys versus developing ideas with crowdsourcing. Surveys: Pros And Cons. Using Surveys With Crowdsourcing.

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Innovation: How to Recruit and Retain Top Millennial Talent

Idea to Value

As discussed in the new innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation , one of the biggest reasons why the actual implementation of innovation can become such a formidable if not insurmountable process is because of people-related issues. A key element to successfully implementing innovation is finding and keeping the right people. 1] Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation ( See p.

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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.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation , provides practical techniques to break down many of the barriers to innovation in business. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

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5 Simple Steps for Finding the Right Business Idea

The Future Shapers

In the last five years that we’ve ran Viima, we’ve helped a good number of organizations better manage their ideas and turn them into innovations, which has taught me quite a bit about working with ideas. I’ll now share a simple five-step process for finding an innovative business ideas that you can use to figure out the right idea for your business-to-be. Thus, working on an innovation management software service is quite a natural fit for me.

Overcome resistance and capture growth in the Financial Services Industry

Innovation 360 Group

Over the past few months, we have learned a lot about ourselves in the way we’ve been able to respond to external unplanned events. Dealing with uncertainty demands innovative ideas. Combatting uncertainty demands innovative ideas. Innovative ideas are purchased externally and often not well integrated. It drives innovation to a transactional level and leads organizations to seek the perceived lower risk of acquiring new ideas vs developing them in house.

Why Is Innovation Vital for Your Organization and What Innovation Services Are Available to Help?


Innovation is essential for all organizations. The corporate innovation landscape is always evolving. Idea sharing is the first step in the innovation process. Take advantage of IdeaScale’s innovation services to get the most out of your crowdsourcing experience.

The Potential of Qualitative Research in B2B

Gregg Fraley

Qualitative Studies Leads to Insights, and Innovative Results. It’s an integral part of their innovation process. It’s the perfect start to an innovation process. You’ll never get those insights from a closed-ended survey. That touchy-feely emotional stuff can be made more real by following up qualitative with quantitative (survey) research that is statistically valid. Is this the kind of innovation you could get used to?

The State of Innovation in Education


I was surprised to read the findings of a recent survey in which researchers found that only 38% of graduates reported that their educational establishment was at the forefront in adopting innovations. But with our educational institutions stumbling a bit in the face of new technology and change making, what is the state of innovation in education? Process Improvement. There are always processes that can be updated and optimized.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Robert Brands

How to Fine-Tune Working Relationships between Boomers and Millennials to Create Harmonious Innovation Teams. The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

How Innovative Is Your Organization? Take This Brief Assessment to Find Out!


Are you among the most highly innovative organizations? Innovation drives economic growth. The most innovative companies understand the importance of developing solutions that solve critical problems. ranking third on the Global Innovation Index.

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Five Things You Should Measure about Your Innovation System

The Inovo Group

Innovation measurement is difficult because the future is inherently uncertain. To address this inherent uncertainty, it is useful to have a framework and model of the innovation system which defines the structural and operational components of the system as well as operational outcomes. The task of developing good innovation metrics [1] is complicated. An analysis was undertaken of hundreds of actual and proposed innovation metrics documented in the literature.

Innovation Myths Debunked: Part I

Robert Brands

Top 8 Popular Myths about Innovators and Innovation – Debunked! Innovation is a huge buzzword in both corporate and popular culture. As discussed in a previously published blog on this site, even President Obama, in his final State of the Union address, said one of the big four questions this country needs to address is: “How do we reignite that spirit of innovation to meet our biggest challenges? Innovation is about the newest thing.

How Machine-Readable Tech Is Innovating Government Processes


Machine-readable technology is one of the most important innovation processes in use by organizations today but poses key challenges for government entities. A recent survey revealed improvements in customer service was cited as a top priority over complying with regulations.

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How Good Feature Request Management Contributes to Innovation


Seasoned innovation managers know that one of the best strategies is looking to feature requests obtained from customers for direction. Think of feature request management as a way of transforming all those feature requests into a source of innovation for your team. source: pexels.com.

Improve Product Innovation with Internal and External Feedback


Customers are integral to the product innovation process.?. Product innovation is all about new ideas from both your employees and your customers. All those factors figure prominently in determining why, when, and how to innovate. Use surveys and focus groups.

How Government Innovation Promises to Help Communities Fight Wildfires


Firefighting agencies are responding with computer modeling, advanced topographic mapping, new fire management techniques, sensors, mobile monitors, infrastructure upgrades, and new government innovation programs. Right now, drones are used to survey remote areas.

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Five Creative Ways to Use Customer and Employee Suggestions Boxes


Taking your “suggestion box” online covers a few crucial points for any effective innovation strategy. For example, you might invite them to fill out a quick survey after they make their suggestion. A transparent innovation process makes this particularly effective.

So CX + DX needs IX for the transformations we need

Paul Hobcraft

BCG suggests that nine out of ten companies in their recent survey for the report “The Most Innovative Companies 2019” are investing in AI. BCG also suggests that 30% of those surveyed believe AI will have the greatest impact of any innovation area on their industry over the next three to five years. It is our technology being applied through new approaches that are galvanizing the new potential within innovation. We need digital innovation.

Finding the best innovators

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of blogs based on questions that I regularly receive about innovation. In my last post, I wrote about the staffing plan necessary to sustain growth and innovation , basing it in part on the Pareto rule. Just focusing on product innovation is too limited.

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What is an Innovation Maturity Assessment and How Can You Create One?


When building an innovation strategy, this takes the form of an innovation maturity assessment that examines your organization, your team, and your personal innovation approach. Here’s how an innovation maturity assessment works and how to use one.

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Are we playing snakes and ladders with innovation?

Paul Hobcraft

Originally from India the game is a simple race contest based on sheer luck and I am beginning to wonder if we are playing a new version of this with innovation? It just all depends on our luck in rolling the dice, a serendipity with a darker twist that many companies seem to be playing with their innovation capability building. The game came to mind as I read through a recent survey on Innovation. The sins we are still committing in the name of innovation pursuit.

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The 2017 Innovation Management Awards Are Open


For the fifth year in a row, IdeaScale is hosting the Innovation Management Awards. Particularly if that story demonstrates innovation thought leadership when it comes to engagement strategies, innovation processes, or idea implementation. And those winners have demonstrated innovation sophistication in everything from energy & sustainability to financial technology and government services.

Innovation Assessment: Is Your Company Lagging Behind?

Moves the Needle

Transforming your organization such that it is continuously innovating -- continuously looking for ways to improve existing products, finding new growth opportunities or reinventing the future -- is a long, difficult journey. People need to be Educated ; learn new skills and establish a new mindset. Tools, resources, processes need to be established in order to Enable the new mindset to flourish. Ready to Take the Innovation Assessment? Innovation Tools

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

Erosion is everywhere, it just seems inevitable, we somehow get caught up in the process of time and our organizations seem to ‘freeze’ before our eyes, then simply age. According to a survey by McKinsey in 2011, 72% of our transformation programs fail to deliver on their original targets. Unless we create a strategy to transform, how can we re-imagine our innovation processes? Can innovation and transformation combine and work together?

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Boeing Engaging Employees via Open Innovation


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.

Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation


When playing the role of culture creator, the leader’s primary task is to ensure the spirit of the innovation process is understood, celebrated, and aligned with the strategy of the organization. The importance of fostering beliefs and behaviors that encourage innovation within your team and organization cannot be overstated. All of the best innovation tools and practices can be available, but ultimately, people have to want to use them.

The Key to Great Corporate Innovation


Corporate innovation is a complicated issue. On the one hand, every company wants and needs to be innovative. We decided to create a comprehensive guide for all innovation champions out there who want to do corporate innovation right. Our report is not intended to provide new scientific research findings, nor to determine a one-size-fits-all solution for the corporate innovation world. Information regarding 168 corporate innovation programs 2.

Overcoming the barriers to innovation in the legal sector

Idea Drop

It is clear that we are getting better at talking about innovation but conversation isn’t enough. Actionable insight and implementation incentives are necessary to fuel the innovation fire. “In In 2015, only 28 per cent of in-house legal clients surveyed for the Best Legal Adviser Report said innovation in their law firms was important whereas in 2016 this rose hugely to 62 per cent.” Another barrier is the perception that innovation is not measurable.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

When it comes to innovation, building capabilities and applying the right leadership style give top performing manufacturers the edge over skills-focused peers. As the manufacturing sector speeds into a world of futuristic tech and disruptive business models, creativity and innovation are becoming critical skills for figuring out how to unlock value strategically. Figure 1: Innovation tops the list (Source: World Economic Forum).

How to Boost Innovation by Recycling Existing Ideas


When it comes to innovation, businesses can often find it seemingly impossible to generate completely new ideas. When you apply this train of thought to innovation, it becomes apparent that some of the most successful products and services in human history were developed by recycling existing ideas. As Bill Fischer highlights in his ‘Innovating The iPod’ article; “The goals articulated by the leadership were surprisingly simple, broad yet precise.

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Top Style & Personality Assessments to Understand Your Employees


According to a 2017 workplace survey, 67% of HR professionals are using personality tests and pre-employment testing to better understand potential hires. Keep reading below to learn more about each of these personality assessments for employees. With this information, you can better collaborate and innovate with others and build more effective team relationships by playing to everyone’s strengths. You can learn more about each of the sixteen personality types here.

Innovation in the file cabinet

Jeffrey Phillips

Not long ago our innovation team was asked by a client to lead an innovation project to create a new product. As always when we are asked in by a new client, we did a quick survey. It's important to understand what the client knows about innovation, what they have learned or attempted previously. In this case we were told that Yes, the client had adopted another consulting firm's innovation methodology. Do they have innovation processes or methodologies?

Top 8 Digital Workplace Trends for 2019


As more and more organizations evolve, innovation will continue to transform work culture and have a deep impact on today’s digital workplace environment. Learn More: The Role of Chatbots in the Intranet. We expect to see an increasing number of organizations begin leveraging artificial intelligence in most of their business applications, in full force, to improve user experience or streamline existing business processes.

5 Ways to Lower Risk in an Innovation Strategy Workshop


Right after that article, The Brainzooming Group facilitated a small innovation strategy workshop with a client. We discussed the approach for the client’s upcoming thirty-person new process innovation strategy workshop. Our client thought we shouldn’t bias them by initially reviewing the innovation work that had already been done. 5 Ways to Lower Risk in an Innovation Strategy Workshop. Ready to boost your innovation strategy?

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Co-innovation: the concept, its benefits, and why you need to embrace it


Innovation is the key to gaining and sustaining competitive advantage, especially in today’s fast-paced, tech-fueled business ecosystem. Traditionally, many organizations used their own knowledge monopoly to innovate and deliver dominant technologies and products to the market. However, businesses soon understood that innovation cannot take place in a vacuum and it requires different points of view, diverse skill sets, and collaboration. What is co-innovation?

5 Tricks to Adopt Everyday Design Thinking


This deeper understanding means you are able to develop innovations that resonant emotionally for the users. Depending on the type of innovation, these users could be product or service users, customers or internal employees. I am not saying that design thinking solves all problems, but it ignites a dynamic metacognitive process that helps organizations cut through the complexity of a problem. This process is popular as it is very action-orientated.

Top 5 Criteria for Selecting Winning Innovation Ideas


As the leader of an innovation program, your role is about generating business value from the spark of an idea. But how can you tell which innovation ideas from your latest brainstorming session will deliver results? According to Planview Spigit’s fourth annual State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report , 98 percent of respondents leverage crowdsourcing for generating ideas to solve problems or seize opportunities that matter to the business and its customers.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture. After studying innovation among 759 companies based in 17 major markets, Gerard J. Innovation. Organizational stumbling blocks to innovation culture.

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

Steve Blank

— I just watched a very smart company try to manage innovation by hiring a global consulting firm to offload engineering from “distractions.” They accomplished their goal, but at a huge, unanticipated cost: the processes and committees they designed ended up strangling innovation. An existing company or government organization is primarily organized for day-to-day execution of its current business processes or mission. An Innovation Process and Pipeline.


16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

Hutch Carpenter

In a recent PwC survey, 61% of CEOs said innovation was a key priority for their company ( pdf ). Innovation efforts come in a variety of forms: innovation and design labs, jobs-to-be-done analysis, corporate venturing, distributed employee experiments, open innovation, TRIZ, etc. In this post, I want to focus on another type of innovation initiative: Collaborative Innovation. Ideas matching the innovation appetite of the organization.