Whitepaper: Stimulating and Measuring Open and Cross Innovation 

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Day to Day Innovation Survey Results to date

Jeffrey Phillips

Many of you know that we are conducting a survey of innovation practitioners. To encourage you and to provide a mid-survey report, I thought I'd reflect on a few findings to date. Remember that we are interested in what the people who are actually "doing" innovation think. There are plenty of surveys that report what CEOs or senior executives think, but not enough is heard from the people who are responsible for day to day innovation projects and activities.

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What Can We Learn from the Innovation Averages in 2020?

InnovationManagement

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).

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

IdeaScale

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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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.

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

IdeaScale

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.

Your Organization Needs a “Whip” to Help Build a Widespread Innovation Culture

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival establishes a foundation of 10 Key Imperatives intended to help everyone from beginners to seasoned innovators. These 10 simple and practical steps create a structured, repeatable innovation process to Create and Sustain Innovation in order to Innovate and Thrive in an intensely competitive marketplace. A portfolio that reflects shared innovation goals.

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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8 Innovative Baby Boomer Knowledge Management and Retention Strategies

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival presents 10 Key Imperatives your business must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation in today’s “innovate or die” business world. Even the most brilliant, innovative ideas will become nothing but unfulfilled fantasies if they can’t be properly implemented. via questionnaire, survey, online system, etc.).

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned

IdeaScale

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. I didn’t realize how important crowdsourced innovation really is in the business world!

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. Others looking at the innovation progress keep demanding tangible evidence and quantifiable guarantees that the outcome provides clear returns. Much of the innovation discovery journey is a disappointing one. Those not involved directly within the innovation project constantly remain skeptical or require more proof. So where does innovation sit within your organization? Innovation is full of rhetoric and hot air.

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6 Building Blocks for Innovation Department Success

IdeaScale

Nearly 80 percent of executives surveyed by The Boston Consulting Group’s tenth global survey on innovation considered innovation to be either the most important priority at their company or in the top three. They’re already overloaded and adding “innovate” to their task load may not get a good reaction. However, there are ways to cultivate innovation success, and creating an innovation department is one of them. Define Roles and Processes.

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How Good Feature Request Management Contributes to Innovation

IdeaScale

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.

Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

The Future Shapers

If you are looking for models on how to manage innovation, I would strongly recommend “ Zone to win “. Because I would maintain that innovation and/or intrapreneurship are crucial for your business survival. Hence “Transforming Legacy Organisations: Turn your Established Business into an Innovation Champion to Win the Future”. The book also starts with the premise that innovation is much more difficult in established organisations than it is in startups.

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

IdeaScale

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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How Machine-Readable Tech Is Innovating Government Processes

IdeaScale

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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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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How Government Innovation Promises to Help Communities Fight Wildfires

IdeaScale

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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The State of Innovation in Education

IdeaScale

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.

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.

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.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Just a few examples of high-profile market leaders that publicly attribute their ongoing innovation successes to their commitment to digital experimentation. Google understands that an innovator wants to see his/her idea all the way through to completion. Incremental innovation over radical innovation. There is a growing trend across businesses towards rapid, low-risk innovations. Innovation agility enables reduced times to market.

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Helping to Build a Culture of Innovation: Utilizing the “Whip”

Robert Brands

Why Your Organization Needs a “Whip” to Help Build a Widespread Innovation Culture. The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival establishes a foundation of 10 Key Imperatives intended to help everyone from beginners to seasoned innovators. Whips are the “innovation enforcers” within an organization. Why is this number so low, especially if top C-level executives say innovation is a top priority?

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model

Paul Hobcraft

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model. I have been spending some significant time on questioning the current innovation business model, from both the customers (clients) perspective and the innovation consultants’ one. Now we all know not all things are equal, many companies have invested significantly in improving their innovation capabilities. For me, the process and management of innovation really does need to be definitely questioned.

Improve Product Innovation with Internal and External Feedback

IdeaScale

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.

35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

Process improvement. Every organization has plenty of business processes. These processes were all created for a reason but very few of them are perfect. So, if you’re not sure where to start with idea management, asking your employees how they’d improve the current processes related to their own work is a brilliant way to do that. Just like processes, no product is ever perfect. You can, of course, ask people for their preferences in person or via a survey.

Overcome resistance and capture growth in the Financial Services Industry

Innovation 360 Group

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. Instead, they represent more process than ‘pop’ because there are too many things on the go and traffic jams abound.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

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.

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.

Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation

IdeaScale

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 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?

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.

What Hidden Segments Exist In Your Market?

Strategyn

Next, we field a survey in which we ask a statistically valid sample of the population how important it is that they achieve each outcome and how well the solution they use today satisfies each outcome. Lastly, we use profiling questions we include in the survey to understand what factors cause complexity and make some customers struggle more than others to get the job done. This survey also reveals the degree to which the different segments we uncovered are underserved.

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

IdeaScale

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.

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

IdeaScale

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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Shifting Innovation Perspectives for 2019

The Future Shapers

Three years ago Derek Bishop, Jo Geraghty and I published our book, Building a Culture of Innovation. [1] 1] The book was inspired by, and written for, all of those leaders who understood that in order to thrive in today’s global marketplace they needed to set innovation as a capability at the heart of their culture but were uncertain how to go about it. Have senior leaders shifted not only their approach but also their perspective on the value of innovation?

The gulf between innovation goals and execution

Jeffrey Phillips

Accenture has recently published an innovation survey of 500 executives in the US. I'm particularly partial to portions of this survey because the authors identify a real and growing problem - the gap between what executives want from innovation, and the organization's ability to deliver. By now everyone knows that innovation is a top three priority for executives. There's always been a gulf between desire for innovation and capability.

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IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt™ – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

In the IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt the Licensed Practitioners get the leading Ideation Platform to resell, knowledge on how to sell and implement an ideation platform, organizational design and change. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value.

IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt™ – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

In the IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt the Licensed Practitioners get the leading Ideation Platform to resell, knowledge on how to sell and implement an ideation platform, organizational design and change. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value.

Corporate Innovation: THEATRE, BULLSH*T, OR FUTURE-SHAPING CAPABILITY?

The Future Shapers

Organisations the world over continue to profess high levels of innovation capability, embedded innovation cultures and needle-shifting outcomes. But, hugely credible global surveys continue to highlight that on the whole, the real state of innovation maturity for many organisations may just be a somewhat inconvenient truth. Where does innovation stand within your organisation? We now have lots of robust data and research around innovation maturity….