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.

The New Planview IdeaPlace Predictions Module: Forecasting the Value of Ideas Using Crowd Input

Crowdsourcing ideas is quickly becoming the standard procedure in enterprise innovation. The diversity of ideas and input that large groups of people can provide makes innovation programs more agile and predictable. This makes gathering and selecting ideas faster and more fruitful, but leaves the financial impacts out of the picture. However, it turns out that...

Planview IdeaPlace Sponsors the Chicago Innovation Summit 2014

This year, Planview IdeaPlace is proud to sponsor the 2014 Open Innovation Summit in Chicago, taking place this week on October 30th and 31st. With an incredible lineup of speakers and attendees, this year’s event promises to showcase how the “accumulation of technological advances and exponentially accelerating innovation can open the door to great opportunity.” What...

The Persuasive Innovator: Influencing People to Collaborate

When you introduce the practice of collaborative innovation to your organization, you make the case to your colleagues that the approach will benefit them more than the status quo. Why might they agree with you? Have you developed your campaign of persuasion? Innovation architect Doug Collins shares his thinking on how you might influence people...

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 Planview IdeaPlace 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 Planview IdeaPlace to give his colleagues a “taste”...

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

Last week, a Planview IdeaPlace 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...

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...