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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

Is Your Innovation Strategy Sustainable?

It’s no surprise that an effective innovation strategy will help your company secure a sustainable advantage over the competition. While an innovation strategy might be easy to define, the strategy alone won’t drive your efforts. To fully realize your vision, you need to have a culture within your organization that embraces innovation. But how do...

Innovation Management

3 Ways to Cultivate Employee Engagement through Crowdsourcing

Are the benefits of employee crowdsourcing in large organizations a myth, or is crowdsourcing a sound strategy to invest in? Does crowdsourcing for ideas to improve one’s business lead to employee engagement, or is it a waste of time? Based on the results demonstrated at Rogers and TELUS – two of the largest telecom operators...

Innovation Management

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? One way is to leverage the collective intelligence of your employees. Many of our clients use a technique known...

Innovation Management

How Premera Blue Cross Uses Innovation Software to Drive Employee Engagement

When Premera Blue Cross needed a way to attract new customers and retain existing ones, they didn’t turn to a team of expert consultants or research firms. Instead, they went to the people closest to their customers – their employees. But Premera lacked the innovation software it needed to help gather those ideas and collaborate...

Innovation Management

3 Tips for Measuring the Impact of Your Innovation Platform

From aerospace to retail, every industry is impacted by disruption, whether it’s from new technologies, new customer experiences, or even new business models. Many companies have responded to these threats by reinventing themselves—often from the inside out. When the metamorphosis includes an innovation platform, leaders are typically left to determine not only how to leverage...

Innovation Management

Innovation Management: 3 Tips for Igniting Valuable Ideas

What does innovation management mean to you? Does it mean gathering ideas or does it mean building a culture of engagement? If you answered yes to both, you’re on the right track. You need ideas to be innovative, but you need an innovation culture to continually source the most valuable ideas. The concept of “building...

Innovation Management

Innovation Management at Work: Real-World Use Cases

Global companies waste at least $100 billion dollars per year on innovation, according to an article in MIT Sloan Management Review. Somewhere between idea and implementation exist numerous points of failure. One of these is on the front end: Failure to engage employees, partners, and customers in your innovation management process. These are the people...

Innovation Management, Vision and Trends

Digital Transformation and the Changing World of Work – A Blueprint to Innovation [Video]

Digital transformation and reinvention are lofty goals for any organization in this constantly changing world of work and resources. Every organization that aspires to rewire and go after new market opportunities has to face the fact that innovation depends upon ideation from within. Transformation is far more than new projects and ideas. You have to...

Innovation Management

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. It’s a simple equation that is often a lot easier said than done. But why? We have heard it time and again…Somewhere between the birth of an idea and the delivery phase, innovation slows or becomes nonexistent. Which is why “Innovation is rewarded but execution is worshipped!” While most innovation...

Innovation Management

Winning Ideas and Beyond: 4 Steps to Effective Product Concept Development Workshops

Are you utilizing concept development workshops as part of your ideation processes? Are you coming up with and executing on winning ideas? If not, you’ve come to the right place. This blog post will help you understand the value of concept development workshops and the steps you can take to find out if those winning...