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.

Humanizing Big Data: The Everyday Impact of Crowd Science

The emerging field of crowd science is a cross-section of data analytics and human psychology, and a critical component of enterprise innovation. Through powerful algorithms and a growing understanding of individual and group behaviors, this expanding branch of data science is making scalable, repeatable innovation possible. In a recent VentureBeat post, excerpted below, Mindjet Data...

Join Us 8/19 for Our Dallas Innovation Forum with Sprint & Cambia Health

With great innovation there often comes a great deal of collaboration, and that’s why we’re excited to invite you to our next big innovation event, taking place in just one week! Join Mindjet, along with co-hosts Sprint and Cambia Health Solutions, at our next Innovation Forum on Tuesday, August 19th at the Hotel ZaZa in...

The Innovation Pipeline: The Ultimate Evolution of the Corporate Suggestion Box

At the heart of any successful innovation process is the ability to capture and execute great ideas. So many organizations believe that ‘innovation’ is an ambiguous, serendipitous thing that’s both unpredictable and unmanageable; coupled with the pressure to continuously destroy boundaries and have breakthroughs, this belief is intimidating and stifling. Fortunately, it’s also unfounded. AT&T’s...

Innovation Currency: Banking on the Wisdom of the Crowd

As the banking sector undergoes continual reform, its leaders are bracing themselves for job cuts they suspect will occur over the next three years. Stakeholders will most likely be taking an introspective look at existing challenges, and trying to find new customer propositions that will improve digital banking and reinvent the customer experience. Empowering the...

Engaging in Real-Time Collaborative Innovation: From Share of Mind to Share of Market

A couple of weeks ago, a favorite client of mine approached me about facilitating a Rapid Spigit at his office. This client, a strong advocate for the practice of collaborative innovation as a means of helping his organization find meaning in trends, wanted to pursue a Rapid Spigit to give his colleagues a “taste” while engaging...

Measuring the Practice of Collaborative Innovation: What’s Your Story?

Last week, a Spigit user sought my view on measurement. He pursues his practice in a global, multi-brand enterprise, and wanted to know how he might measure his practice of collaborative innovation. My perspective? We tell a story by how and what we measure, and we can weave that tale in many different ways. We start...

Engaging Your Sales Organization in Collaborative Innovation

As a practice leader at Mindjet, I get to see the many creative, thoughtful ways in which clients apply their practice of collaborative innovation with their stakeholders. Here, I share with you a compelling scenario on which I engaged a client. You may find their approach useful as a way to extend your own practice...

Getting Down and Dirty with a Story on Collaborative Innovation

Editor’s Note: Last fall, our senior practice leader Doug Collins began a story about the fictional Dirty Maple Flooring Company. How do they embrace the practice of collaborative innovation as a way to solve critical business problems in the Digital Age? The episodesappear bi-weekly on InnovationManagement.se. Doug reflects here on how his work with Mindjet clients...

Driving Innovation Initiatives Through Mobile Technology

Twenty years ago, businesses seeking to drive innovation initiatives had a limited number of touch points to consider, and few technology options. Back then, the majority of customer interactions involved one of three scenarios: face-to-face in a retail store or corporate office; over the telephone; or, in writing delivered via snail mail. Fast forward to...

Open Innovation: Inspiring Collaboration in the UN

Early last year, our partners at UNHCR told me about their new venture to employ the Spigit online platform. Invited to carry out a review of the pilot-run for the platform, I was excited to learn more about how they were trying to use an Conducting Research and Making Connections Collaboration, partnerships, and engaging with...