“Innovation At Work” Blog
In this Google Hangout Webinar, hear how Innovation Program Leaders from AT&T, AXA and US Bank help their companies in risk adverse industries reach out to create a culture of innovation and effectively “sell” innovation inside their companies.
Whether your company has been innovating all along, or is just getting started with making innovation an intentional focus, there’s one fact that holds true: you can’t accomplish anything without dedicated support for both your overarching innovation program, and the individual challenges it comprises.
Every person involved in your company’s innovation program and process is valuable, of course, but one of the most vital roles that must be strategically filled for an innovation challenge to meet with success is that of Innovation Challenge Sponsor.
All forward-thinking companies are focused on innovation – at least in theory. In practice, many companies may think they’re working on innovation, when all they’re actually doing is circling the drain. Because innovation appears to be such a mystical process, companies lose sight of any process – waiting and hoping for a lucky break, without any real strategy. Which is exactly why they fail.
Successful idea managers are not easy to find – mostly because there are very few people out there with that exact title. But idea management is crucial to the success of your innovation challenges, which is why the structure of a well-thought-out innovation program makes such a huge difference. Idea management – and any other factors worth considering – can be built right in to your process.
All forward-thinking companies are focused on innovation – but successful innovation isn’t something that just happens. It’s pursued, intentionally, with great focus, by the right people making the right decisions based on any number of variables along the way
Brightidea and IdeaConnection have a new partnership that offers open innovation services and a way for companies to build their own branded, expert, open innovation communities.
Brightidea customers like Adobe, BT, Cisco, CLP, GE, Mentor Graphics and Prodigy share their innovation program success stories using Brightidea
Read about the 5 common mistakes that typically plague idea management – and how you can avoid them to optimize your collaborative innovation process.
Read about the characteristics and traits of a successful innovation program team.