How to solicit ideas from employees to drive engagement and innovation The most effective way of driving innovation at an organization, while ensuring employees are engaged, is by providing them with a platform where they can share their feedback and ideas directly with decision-makers. In part one of this piece, I discussed four factors that …
One of the first misses in an employe ideation system is not tracking ideas in the first place. There are a few reasons that this is important. First, building the organizational skill to effectively manage employee ideas takes time. It’s rare that a program to become an overnight success. For that reason, leveraging a maturity model for idea management is a good way to understand progress. But you need…
We don’t look at the maturity of an employee idea program by years. We evaluate maturity by using a Maturity Model that uses measurable indicators to show the progression of our clients’ idea programs.
Did you know that the average employee suggestion box has less than 10% adoption? From analysing over 20 research papers on suggestion systems (read more about our research in the Employee Suggestion Box: 10 Factors that Separate Failures from High Performers ), we’ve uncovered 11 unexpected facts about managing employee idea programs.
Within each organization is innovation capacity. While not every organization may currently recognize it within themselves, each and every one has the potential to be innovative. But what does it take to be able to successfully integrate innovation into an organization?
Since whiteboards were first introduced to offices in the 1990s, they have become an essential tool for every organization. One of the most beneficial ways is as an idea whiteboard.
As with any other change management initiative, launching an Innovation Program requires a team and governance structure in order for it to be properly managed, evaluated, and to ensure a timely and successful implementation of ideas.
Innovation is necessary when it comes to thriving and surviving in business, but not every organization is ready to really do what it takes to innovate. Jacqueline Zhou goes over four common hurdles that organizations must tackle before they are truly ready to begin their journey of innovation.