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Idea management – driving workforce empowerment and bottom-up innovation

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Tracking and measuring results – any innovation programme, whether bottom-up or otherwise, needs to be tracked and measured effectively. An organisation should put in place targets, totals and outputs, so it can understand the metrics and make refinements and enhancements to the innovation programme where necessary. An idea management platform can make reporting on innovation simple. Smart software can track …

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10 Steps from idea generation to implementation

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Every successfully implemented idea/product is a result of a long and painstakingly supervised innovation process. While principles and methods of idea development are universal for all industries, there is no strict rule regarding the steps from idea generation to implementation. Here is a list of 10 steps that follow the idea management process from idea generation to implementation. 1. Idea …

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Idea Spotlight – new features!

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Wazoku is proud to announce the launch of quite a few new Idea Spotlight features! Here’s a quick summary of what’s new and improved: Enhanced Interface The enhanced interface offers an easier way to view content across Challenges, Ideas and Idea Spaces. Now, all content is categorised into corresponding tabs, including tabs for overviews, ideas, evaluations, tasks, outcomes and analytics. …

Ideas for continuous improvement – the Waitrose Story

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Waitrose, a leading retailer with 350+ locations, is one of the largest employee-owned businesses in the world, and those employees are the keys to their innovation success. Let’s take a look at the Waitrose story, from process improvement challenges to tangible success. The Challenge Waitrose was in search of a way to increase levels of idea generation and engagement within …

Don’t let economic uncertainty hamper innovation

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In the relatively early stages of the year, businesses are looking to evaluate their strategies in a time of economic and political uncertainty. In the last few months it would appear that uncertainty has become the new norm. Events like Brexit, the US presidential election and the fluctuation of Sterling, among others, are encouraging an atmosphere of doubt and indecision for …