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Idea Spotlight

Ideas drive your organisation and Idea Spotlight is a flexible, intuitive platform to manage them all. Whether powering your continuous improvement programme, driving innovation, managing risk or engaging your ecosystem and customers – you have a structured way to gather, evaluate and implement the ideas to propel your business forward. With Idea Spotlight you can Improve, Innovate, Compete and Reward within your Global Home for Ideas, so no idea is ever lost.

Here’s how Idea Spotlight works:

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Idea Generation & Capture

Everyone has Ideas, but they only bring value to the organisation if everyone knows where and how to share them. Idea Spotlight is that place. Use Idea Spaces and Challenges to target your key strategic objectives. Encourage idea generation around the themes and topics you are ready and prepared to fund, keeping everyone from your front-line staff to your C-Suite aligned, engaged and empowered to share ideas.

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Collaboration

Ideas are nurtured, not born. Extensive collaboration tools include social sharing, commenting and Spotlight.ai, which surfaces the right ideas at the right time to the right people. Idea Spotlight breaks down the silos and encourages the collaboration you need to succeed. Build teams and move or copy ideas between Challenges and communities to make sure each idea has the best chance to be developed and implemented, or safely archived to be resurfaced later.

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Evaluation

Successful Idea Management requires effective and efficient evaluation of ideas to ensure that you focus on the right ideas for the problem at hand. Mix and match a variety of tools, including:

  • Peer Review to quickly narrow the list of ideas to a more manageable number.
  • Kickstarter-type workflows to encourage Idea Creators to generate interest and support for their ideas.
  • Weighted scorecards to ensure subject matter experts consider the criteria most important to the organisation.
  • Pairwise Voting that allows you to use head-to-head comparisons of ideas.

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Development

Idea generation is best when Idea Creators can quickly and simply submit ideas, without requiring extensive detail. With progressive idea development, ideas are nurtured over time so resources are allocated to those most likely to receive management buy-in and funding.

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Metrics & Reporting

Understand your idea pipeline with a portfolio view that does more than just tell you how many ideas you collected. It also shows the realised and unrealised value of the ideas captured, selected and rejected. Start with standard metrics and KPIs, and develop your own for ROI and return on engagement (ROE). Know who is participating, identify bottlenecks and create role-based dashboards to share information with senior stakeholders and your crowd.

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Reward & Recognise

Your innovation programme isn't complete without regular recognition and celebration of individuals and ideas. Use gamification and leaderboards to encourage the desired behaviours and home page stories to celebrate people and ideas.

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