Qmarkets and Hidden Innovators Form Strategic Partnership to Boost Team Performance
The partnership will combine the power of Qmarkets’ innovation management capabilities with Hidden Innovators’ science-based assessment and SaaS-based tools designed to identify, build, and nurture high-performing teams.
Tel Aviv, Aug. 12, 2020 – Qmarkets is pleased to announce the formalization of a partnership with Hidden Innovators, a SaaS-based product dedicated to improving team performance through the promotion of creative diversity and research-based methodologies.
The goal of the collaboration is to provide an answer to a question that arises regularly at workplaces around the globe: “Who should we put on the team to solve this particular problem?” Hidden Innovators offers a software and services ecosystem that allows managers to quickly identify the best personnel for the task, assemble them into creatively diverse and balanced teams, and train them to seek the best solutions, while the Qmarkets platform embodies the missing link between innovative company culture and actual innovations.
“Society tends to have a fixed mindset about creativity, believing people either are, or are not, creative. It’s our belief—and research bears it out—that all people are creative, but that creative identities differ,” says Dr. Lindsay Sutton, Co-founder/CEO, Hidden Innovators. “What we have found in working with our clients’ innovation teams is that a collection of smart, high-performing individuals isn’t enough to consistently produce meaningful innovation. What is needed is a systematic way for people to understand, support, and navigate creative differences in order to translate individual creativity into social creativity for the purpose of solving difficult problems. We created Hidden Innovators, and specifically HI for Teams, to bridge those gaps.”
The Hidden Innovators assessment was developed through an extensive research process in order to accurately identify an individual’s preferred creative style, concisely describe how others may see that person, and offer proven approaches to more effectively work with peers in order to solve work-related challenges.
Working with only three core personas: Dreamer, Tinkerer, and Sage, the assessment makes it quick and easy for team members to learn how to effectively work together. To further refine its accuracy, a Team Player Index is included to measure an individual’s communication skills, alongside emotional intelligence, candor, and a willingness to collaborate with others, because an individual can be innovative yet incapable of effectively working with others to achieve collective goals. Similarly, perseverance and openness are key to one’s ability to think creatively and abstractly, so a Cognitive Flexibility Index is included to measure an individual’s ability to think up new ways of problem-solving and potentially try new ways of doing things.
Hidden Innovator’s Team Cohesion Map can help you quickly identify the best personnel for a task, and assemble them into creatively diverse and balanced teams.
About Hidden Innovators
After years of working in corporate environments where seemingly well-intentioned innovation teams frequently failed to achieve meaningful results, the partners at Two Ravens, a U.S.-based innovation consultancy, decided to research the underlying causes, leading to the development of a science-based assessment and suite of online tools to address the problem. From those efforts was born Hidden Innovators, a proven team-building process that combines behavioral psychology, team dynamics research, and high-tech wizardry to identify, build, and nurture high-performing teams.
As an established leader on the idea and innovation management landscape, Qmarkets has developed a reputation over the last 10 years for delivering the most comprehensive crowdsourcing software solutions in the world. Recognized by leading analysts such as Gartner, Forrester, and Info-tech, Qmarkets offers unmatched technical and design flexibility to their extensive list of leading global clients, including Nestle, Ford, Lufthansa, Ab InBev, Philip Morris International, UniCredit, and many more.
Qmarkets’ software offering extends beyond innovation management to include products focusing on process improvement, continuous improvement and operational excellence; open innovation with customers and business partners; technology scouting for enterprise M&A opportunities; and digital employee engagement.