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Innovation Management

Disruption is all around but today's innovative organizations leverage the power of the crowd to set themselves apart. The innovation management blog dives into topics like employee engagement, crowdsourcing, and how to get those concepts from idea to the market. Get insights related to concept development, creating winning challenges, and best practices for engaging your audience to enable your organization to crowdsource breakthrough ideas from the employees, partners, and customers that know their business best. Discover how to prioritize and track all ideas in your pipeline, from original conception to delivery -- in new products and services, improved processes, and enhanced customer experience. You will also find real-world stories, industry research, and more.

Innovation Management

3 Actions To Make Your Diverse Organization More Inclusive

Diversity and inclusion have become prominent topics for organizations of all sizes over the past 12 months. While the Black Lives Matter movement and subsequent conversations, debates, and arguments certainly didn’t start the discussion, they have highlighted the importance of Diversity and Inclusion efforts on a global scale – leading many organizations to recognize where...

Innovation Management

What is Innovation Strategy?

An innovation strategy is a common innovation mission and a detailed plan that aims to create new value, for which customers are willing to pay. It includes a set of policies or behaviors geared toward achieving future organizational growth. The most innovative businesses understand that big, new ideas don’t just happen. Instead, innovations arise out...

Innovation Management, Vision and Trends

5 Things 2020 Taught Us About Innovation

The end of any year – but especially the end of the most bizarre 12 months of our present human experience – brings a period of reflection and learning. And if there was a teachable moment for businesses in 2020, the overarching lesson (if not the most obvious one) is that unprecedented change requires an unprecedented response of agility and innovation. In this article, we’ll unpack the ways in which companies responded to such a turbulent year. You’ll learn five...

Innovation Management

5 Tips for Developing an Innovation Framework

It’s often said that truly innovative companies don’t follow a “big bang” approach to innovation – rather, they have a strong innovation culture that continuously evolves their business. If you’re struggling to reach that goal, it can be useful to go back to basics and orient your efforts around an innovation framework. But with so many options available, how do you know which is the best framework for your company — and how...

Innovation Management

Creating an Innovation Culture

Is it possible to cultivate an innovation culture? Start-ups have an easier time of building in an innovation machine from day one. But what about established companies?  Not only is it possible, but in many sectors it’s necessary for survival. Disrupt or be disrupted, the saying goes. While there are myriad factors at play, organizations...

Innovation Management

Planview Horizons: Recognizing Forward-looking Industry Leaders Transforming Strategy to Delivery in the Changing World of Work

Nationwide Building Society, Corning, DHL, Fresenius Medical Care, TIAA, T-Mobile and Thermo Fisher Scientific receive Planview Vision Awards. Each year we have the privilege of hosting our customers at the Planview Horizons Customer Conference. For our 23rd annual event, running from Sept. 15 -16, 2020, more than 1,100 attendees will come together virtually to connect,...

Innovation Management, Products

Planview Spigit Launches Microsoft Power BI Analytics

Demonstrating the value of your crowdsourcing program is fundamental to creating, growing, and ultimately sustaining engagement, as well as securing funding. Across the innovation funnel, you can measure the ROI of your program through a variety of metrics, ranging from employee engagement to revenue to cost savings of ideas implemented. It’s important that you have...

Innovation Management

Diversity and Innovation: 5 Tips for Crowdsourcing Tough Topics

As an innovation leader you’re on the forefront of diversity and innovation in your organization. You understand how important crowd diversity is — and that crowdsourcing your employees for ideas can boost employee engagement, company culture, and business results. This blog is about how you can use crowdsourcing in different ways to help address today’s...

Innovation Management, Virtual Teams

Crowdsourcing Ideas with a Virtual Workforce

In a traditional office environment, crowdsourcing ideas can take a variety of forms. While suggestion boxes and whiteboards are the most tangible ways of gathering input, water cooler chats and drive-by desk conversations also present frequent, albeit informal, opportunities for brainstorming or vetting ideas.  But as the world responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with an abrupt shift to remote work, tangible and in-person ways of crowdsourcing employees were no longer an option — and for some organizations,...

Innovation Management, Virtual Teams

Crowdsourcing Software: Driving Virtual Workplace Engagement

Researchers today anticipate a dramatic increase in employees working from home starting in the next two years — a trend that will likely accelerate given recent global events. With the shift towards remote work comes the need for organizations to engage their employees in different ways. A variety of tools, such as video conferencing, communications, and crowdsourcing software, exist to address...