Idea Management For Everyone

Find your role and learn how you and your team can foster a culture of innovation through gathering, evaluating and implement ideas.
 
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Innovation

It’s your responsibility to drive innovation across the organisation, overseeing the overall strategy and the day-to-day management, from choosing the right tools to ensuring innovation is front of mind throughout the business.

A major problem can be the lack of clear strategy or even definition of what the business means by innovation.

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Then you need the:

Budget and c-suite backing to really deliver on your innovation objectives

Ability, once you are up and running, to keep track of all your innovation projects as- you lack a central repository for such initiatives

Digital tracking of your innovation pipeline

Understanding that idea development can also be slower than you’d like, which makes staying current in a seriously competitive environment that bit harder.

Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is the ideal solution for anyone that works in innovation.

When beginning work with you, Wazoku’s team will help ensure you align your innovation strategy with your company strategy, set goals to track progress, spend and ROI, as well as get you started with the platform.

Idea Spotlight offers a:

  • Holistic view of all innovation projects, making it easy for you to see the pipeline at a glance

  • Much more structured approach to innovation, meaning more effective and quicker idea development

  • Simple administration of different approaches to idea management – bottom-up, top-down – meeting the needs of different innovation projects across the business and more effectively aligning innovation to overall company strategy and goals

Digital Transformation & Strategy

It’s your job to oversee the organisation’s digital transformation, from creating and driving strategy to ensuring that the right digital tools and services are deployed. You must try and avoid digital siloes emerging across the business and to be able to unify them if they do.

As digital transformation is as much a cultural shift as it is technological, it’s important for everyone to buy into your digital vision, with employees kept informed and engaged with your plans.

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Whatever the industry, digital transformation can be a significant challenge. You need:

To convince the board about the merits of going digital. They can also be reluctant to release the budget that successful digital transformation requires.

Quick wins to demonstrate that digital will work for the business, whether by increasing efficiencies, improving services or reducing costs.

Employees who want to come on your change journey and do not feel threatened by digital transformation.

To find and address any other potential barriers to progress.

Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is a central component of any digital transformation programme.

By engaging with employees and encouraging collaboration, Idea Spotlight:

  • Helps ensure change is less abrasive and brings employees along on the journey

  • Generates many ideas that can hasten and improve the digital transformation process itself

  • Generate some quick wins that give you credibility with the board and ultimately transform the business in line with your overall strategy, rather than ideas having a long gestation period

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Operations

You are responsible for the operations across the entire business and must set and meet strategic goals in support of this.

You are in charge of the day-to-day smooth running and operations of the organisation, across different functions, departments and locations, so a deep understanding of the business is essential.

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People that work in operations face an on-going challenge of improving organisational processes, and also quality, productivity and efficiency. You must:

Do this with a firm eye on health and safety.

Engage the workforce into thinking about operational improvements.

Scale good ideas across the business to gain the most value from them (which can be a problem).

Be mindful of possible threats to operations and have preventative measures in place for when they do arise.

How can Idea Spotlight help you?

In terms of the continuous improvement that lies at the heart of successful operations, Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is perhaps the perfect solution.

It enables you to:

  • Engage employees directly in idea generation and delivery, meaning better engagement and collaboration across the business.

  • Develop ideas to improve operations, including more reactive and preventative measures to be used for business continuity.

  • Increase the value of each idea.

  • Scaling of ideas across the organisation, ensuring any efficiency gains and improvements are far greater.

HR

HR staff are among the most important in any business. Not only are you responsible for ensuring the organisation attracts the best talent, but you also need to create an engaging and rewarding workplace environment, with work / life balance to the fore, and drive any required cultural changes in terms of diversity and inclusion.

HR can feel like a constant series of challenges. You must identify and attract the best talent, reduce risk and ensure policies and procedures are understood and therefore adhered to across the business and create a great place to work where people will want to stay and grow.

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All of this requires you to:

Undertake constant negotiation with the board in terms of how best to approach this and how much budget is required to achieve it.

Engage your employees on an on-going basis, agreeing on the type of workplace you all want, an inclusive and diverse environment that empowers and rewards people accordingly.

Face significant administrative challenges, setting up a wide array of processes that meet every HR requirement, from onboarding to appraisals.

Employee ideas and contributions are at the core of any smart HR department and Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is the perfect vehicle to give employees a voice and to ensure that voice is heard.

With our idea management platform:
  • Involve your people in defining company values, which creates an inclusive and collaborative culture that improves loyalty and retention.

  • Reward the people that really go the extra mile for the business.

  • Generate, evaluate and implement ideas that improve the day-to-day in the organisation, as well as impacting longer term cultural change.

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R & D and Product Development

Working in R&D is a pressurised role. You are responsible for improving existing products and services, as well coming up with new and more exciting versions. Not only are you in charge of managing the entire R&D team but you must demonstrate progress with board, often against a backdrop of demands and deadlines.
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Working in R&D can feel like a constant juggling act. You must:

Navigate the requests of customer-facing staff, customers themselves and the demands of the board with what is actually achievable from your design team.

Have a clearly defined structure and strategy to your front-end innovation (perhaps more than any other business function) – what are you trying to achieve and how can you get there?

Accommodate multiple ideation approaches and philosophies.

Be mindful of keeping good ideas – what isn’t useful right now could be ground-breaking in a year or so.

How can Idea Spotlight help you?

In terms of the continuous improvement that lies at the heart of successful operations, Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is perhaps the perfect solution.

It enables you to:

  • Engage employees directly in idea generation and delivery, meaning better engagement and collaboration across the business.

  • Develop ideas to improve operations, including more reactive and preventative measures to be used for business continuity.

  • Increase the value of each idea.

  • Scaling of ideas across the organisation, ensuring any efficiency gains and improvements are far greater.

IT

HR staff are among the most important in any business. Not only are you responsible for ensuring the organisation attracts the best talent, but you also need to create an engaging and rewarding workplace environment, with work / life balance to the fore, and drive any required cultural changes in terms of diversity and inclusion.

HR can feel like a constant series of challenges. You must identify and attract the best talent, reduce risk and ensure policies and procedures are understood and therefore adhered to across the business and create a great place to work where people will want to stay and grow.

Read more   
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All of this requires you to:

Undertake constant negotiation with the board in terms of how best to approach this and how much budget is required to achieve it.

Engage your employees on an on-going basis, agreeing on the type of workplace you all want, an inclusive and diverse environment that empowers and rewards people accordingly.

Face significant administrative challenges, setting up a wide array of processes that meet every HR requirement, from onboarding to appraisals.

Employee ideas and contributions are at the core of any smart HR department and Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is the perfect vehicle to give employees a voice and to ensure that voice is heard.

With our idea management platform:
  • Involve your people in defining company values, which creates an inclusive and collaborative culture that improves loyalty and retention.

  • Reward the people that really go the extra mile for the business.

  • Generate, evaluate and implement ideas that improve the day-to-day in the organisation, as well as impacting longer term cultural change.

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Marketing & Sales

You are responsible for the operations across the entire business and must set and meet strategic goals in support of this.

You are in charge of the day-to-day smooth running and operations of the organisation, across different functions, departments and locations, so a deep understanding of the business is essential.

Read more   

People that work in operations face an on-going challenge of improving organisational processes, and also quality, productivity and efficiency. You must:

Do this with a firm eye on health and safety.

Engage the workforce into thinking about operational improvements.

Scale good ideas across the business to gain the most value from them (which can be a problem).

Be mindful of possible threats to operations and have preventative measures in place for when they do arise.

How can Idea Spotlight help you?

In terms of the continuous improvement that lies at the heart of successful operations, Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is perhaps the perfect solution.

It enables you to:

  • Engage employees directly in idea generation and delivery, meaning better engagement and collaboration across the business.

  • Develop ideas to improve operations, including more reactive and preventative measures to be used for business continuity.

  • Increase the value of each idea.

  • Scaling of ideas across the organisation, ensuring any efficiency gains and improvements are far greater.

Customer Support

HR staff are among the most important in any business. Not only are you responsible for ensuring the organisation attracts the best talent, but you also need to create an engaging and rewarding workplace environment, with work / life balance to the fore, and drive any required cultural changes in terms of diversity and inclusion.

HR can feel like a constant series of challenges. You must identify and attract the best talent, reduce risk and ensure policies and procedures are understood and therefore adhered to across the business and create a great place to work where people will want to stay and grow.

Read more   
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All of this requires you to:

Undertake constant negotiation with the board in terms of how best to approach this and how much budget is required to achieve it.

Engage your employees on an on-going basis, agreeing on the type of workplace you all want, an inclusive and diverse environment that empowers and rewards people accordingly.

Face significant administrative challenges, setting up a wide array of processes that meet every HR requirement, from onboarding to appraisals.

Employee ideas and contributions are at the core of any smart HR department and Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is the perfect vehicle to give employees a voice and to ensure that voice is heard.

With our idea management platform:
  • Involve your people in defining company values, which creates an inclusive and collaborative culture that improves loyalty and retention.

  • Reward the people that really go the extra mile for the business.

  • Generate, evaluate and implement ideas that improve the day-to-day in the organisation, as well as impacting longer term cultural change.

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Finance

You are responsible for the operations across the entire business and must set and meet strategic goals in support of this.

You are in charge of the day-to-day smooth running and operations of the organisation, across different functions, departments and locations, so a deep understanding of the business is essential.

Read more   

People that work in operations face an on-going challenge of improving organisational processes, and also quality, productivity and efficiency. You must:

Do this with a firm eye on health and safety.

Engage the workforce into thinking about operational improvements.

Scale good ideas across the business to gain the most value from them (which can be a problem).

Be mindful of possible threats to operations and have preventative measures in place for when they do arise.

How can Idea Spotlight help you?

In terms of the continuous improvement that lies at the heart of successful operations, Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is perhaps the perfect solution.

It enables you to:

  • Engage employees directly in idea generation and delivery, meaning better engagement and collaboration across the business.

  • Develop ideas to improve operations, including more reactive and preventative measures to be used for business continuity.

  • Increase the value of each idea.

  • Scaling of ideas across the organisation, ensuring any efficiency gains and improvements are far greater.

Legal

HR staff are among the most important in any business. Not only are you responsible for ensuring the organisation attracts the best talent, but you also need to create an engaging and rewarding workplace environment, with work / life balance to the fore, and drive any required cultural changes in terms of diversity and inclusion.

HR can feel like a constant series of challenges. You must identify and attract the best talent, reduce risk and ensure policies and procedures are understood and therefore adhered to across the business and create a great place to work where people will want to stay and grow.

Read more   
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All of this requires you to:

Undertake constant negotiation with the board in terms of how best to approach this and how much budget is required to achieve it.

Engage your employees on an on-going basis, agreeing on the type of workplace you all want, an inclusive and diverse environment that empowers and rewards people accordingly.

Face significant administrative challenges, setting up a wide array of processes that meet every HR requirement, from onboarding to appraisals.

Employee ideas and contributions are at the core of any smart HR department and Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is the perfect vehicle to give employees a voice and to ensure that voice is heard.

With our idea management platform:
  • Involve your people in defining company values, which creates an inclusive and collaborative culture that improves loyalty and retention.

  • Reward the people that really go the extra mile for the business.

  • Generate, evaluate and implement ideas that improve the day-to-day in the organisation, as well as impacting longer term cultural change.

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Supply Chain

You are responsible for the operations across the entire business and must set and meet strategic goals in support of this.

You are in charge of the day-to-day smooth running and operations of the organisation, across different functions, departments and locations, so a deep understanding of the business is essential.

Read more   

People that work in operations face an on-going challenge of improving organisational processes, and also quality, productivity and efficiency. You must:

Do this with a firm eye on health and safety.

Engage the workforce into thinking about operational improvements.

Scale good ideas across the business to gain the most value from them (which can be a problem).

Be mindful of possible threats to operations and have preventative measures in place for when they do arise.

How can Idea Spotlight help you?

In terms of the continuous improvement that lies at the heart of successful operations, Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is perhaps the perfect solution.

It enables you to:

  • Engage employees directly in idea generation and delivery, meaning better engagement and collaboration across the business.

  • Develop ideas to improve operations, including more reactive and preventative measures to be used for business continuity.

  • Increase the value of each idea.

  • Scaling of ideas across the organisation, ensuring any efficiency gains and improvements are far greater.

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