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Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas
Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. Your employees’ ideas have the potential to have long term impact on your business, leading to new products, services, and processes – and ultimately providing you with a killer competitive edge. So, the process itself must be carefully tailored to your organization’s culture, needs, and fit seamlessly within your business to ensure employee adoption. In today’s blog we will define the key steps that should be included within an effective idea generation process to

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Idea Software: A Quick Guide to the Power of Idea and Innovation Management
Today innovation has become a lifeline for businesses who have had to pivot and adjust to recent market changes. Yet, innovation doesn’t just happen, it starts with ideas. Ideas can result in new revenue streams, product improvements, enhanced employee engagement, and more. Yet to...
Diversity and Innovation: Benefiting from a Corporate Culture of Inclusion
Diversity may seem like a modern corporate buzzword but behind the noise is a concept that is integral to the success of innovation and beyond. For example, in the animal kingdom, diversity or biodiversity, referring to the enormous variety of life on earth, is...
Three Vital Idea Crowdsourcing Best Practices from the 2021 Suez Canal Obstruction
In recent years, the concept of crowdsourcing has become an increasingly common tool used in response to large scale crises and world events. From the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, to the Covid-19 solutions marketplace in Israel last year; crowdsourcing has been proven as an effective way to gather valuable innovative solutions to urgent strategic challenges. So, in March 2021 when one of the world’s busiest trade routes became firmly blocked by a seemingly immovable container ship, it was another opportunity for crowdsourcing to prove its value. However, as we will see this concept was not...
Innovation Program Recipe for Success: The Three Essential Ingredients
At Qmarkets we have spent the last 15+ years helping leading organizations to build and implement effective innovation initiatives. Along the way we have seen a wide variety of approaches and formats, from small-scale hackathons with a few hundred participants, to long term innovation...
An Interview with esolva: How Small Scale Innovation Can Generate Large Scale Impact
Idea and innovation management is sometimes seen as the domain of large organizations with dedicated innovation departments and tens of thousands of employees…However what people don’t realize is that these company-wide projects will often start off as a small-scale innovation initiative involving just a...
The Top 4 Innovation Culture Best Practices from the World’s Most Successful Companies
Today the world’s most innovative companies are also some of the most successful. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, especially in the continuous waves of disruption we’re seeing. Innovation lends itself to success by provoking organizations to continuously push for improvement and...
4 Corporate Innovation Trends Set to Disrupt the Business Landscape in 2021
2020 was not what we expected, but nevertheless the old adage ‘out of adversity comes opportunity’ has never been more apt. The enormous pressure of the pandemic has caused irrevocable change, forcing organizations to adapt and innovate to survive. Yet in many cases it...
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Top 3 Alternative Assets for your Business Innovation Strategy
With every enterprise innovation initiative, the most obvious and commonly prioritized assets are ideas. These are the backbone of innovation and can deliver amazing value, however they are ultimately only one aspect of innovation. In this blog, we will share the additional ‘innovation assets’ that many companies are yet to include in their business innovation strategy. Ideas – The Most Essential Innovation Asset Idea management is the process of finding, developing, and implementing ideas on an enterprise level. In this process, when ideas are submitted, they often follow clear parameters set by the organization. This allows for businesses to...
Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector
The Enexis Group finds itself in an industry prime for innovation stagnation; well-established solutions, a workforce often resistant to change, and heavy regulation on procedures and costs, means that spontaneous innovation is not something that can happen easily. Yet the company has managed to...
The Role of Innovation in New Product Development: Three Approaches for Success
Innovation is essential throughout the entire new product development (NPD) process, but nowhere is it more key than it is in the Fuzzy Front End (FFE) stage. FFE is the starting point of NPD and is where new product ideas are generated before entering...

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