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Suggestion Box or Idea Management Software

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With companies encouraged to innovate more, companies may be wondering what the best way to receive and manage ideas may be. Many companies result to what we call the idea black hole – the suggestion box. But what makes the suggestion box so nebulous? It’s not the actual box. It’s the process surrounding the box. Businesses must ask themselves the …

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Innovation Management Is Knowing Not to Innovate

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It seems that business creativity and innovation are a success-driving mechanism for every growing and ambitious company. Often seen as a main core competence, innovation gives the impression to be the recipe for success in every industry all the time, but without innovation management, business creativity may be fruitless. There are many situations when companies realise it is not the …

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Which is the right idea? – Structured Innovation Management

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Brainstorming new ideas is a complex and mentally tiring process. People spend hours generating ideas and eventually come up with a host of creative suggestions – all of which looking plausible and likely to succeed. Every finished product or service not only a result of a thorough idea generation process but, more importantly, of structured innovation management. This involves all …

6 Essential Steps to Innovation

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The best ideas in business can come from a variety of places – but only if you’re prepared to listen to them. Business thought leadership advises CEOs and others to look beyond their own board rooms and HiPPOS (highest paid person’s opinion) to find ideas among their employees, and it makes sense to create a workplace where great ideas can …

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Corporate innovation process – 7 steps to a cultural shift

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Very often successful companies point to innovation management as their main success-driving mechanism. They deploy their corporate innovation process to improve every aspect of work and tackle problems. Large Cap businesses like Audi, Microsoft and Panasonic foster creativity across all organisational levels and work collectively to eliminate inefficiencies that hamper their performance. Although most business leaders agree that creativity is the …

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Culture of open innovation

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How important is a culture of open innovation for a company? Building a corporate culture of open innovation is a continuous process that develops gradually over time and requires clearly-defined goals. An organisation with a strong culture can easily implement changes and engage their employees in all processes. Efforts in areas like executive visibility and championing innovative efforts start to …

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Innovation for business – money and time invested in innovation

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Currently, the UK economy is experiencing a period of weak innovation for business due to the global recession and the aftermath of the country’s crisis of confidence in the 2000s. Investment in innovation remains for now a low priority and this is confirmed by the Nesta’s latest Innovation Index. Nesta is a UK’s innovation foundation (an independent charity) and helps …

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8 Features of the Best Idea Management Software

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Idea Management software is currently on the rise and there is now a host of companies that offer tools for managing ideas and suggestions. It is therefore not easy to pick one as the best idea management software. The main purpose of idea software is generating ideas to aid innovation. Companies need comprehensive and user-friendly software that effectively manages the …

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What is an idea management system?

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In our previous post we discussed how idea management puts a structure to the process of collecting and capturing ideas within an organisation or community. But for idea management to be effective in a company three things are required: a defined process model a focus on innovation the right tools to manage it i.e. an idea management system The overall aim …

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Wazoku guest blogs on Innovation Excellence

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Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the number of ideas coming through your idea management system? Read Simon’s guest blog post on Innovation Excellence for advice on avoiding idea overload and why process matters when using idea software. Key points to address when establishing a new idea management process are setting goals and establishing criteria by which to filter …