"With proper training people can develop skills in questioning, brainstorming, adapting, combining, analyzing and selecting ideas. They can become the innovative engine your organization needs."
Help Your Team’s Ideas Fly
Good ideas are hidden everywhere. Easily get your entire team involved in innovative initiatives whether that's employees, board members, or consultants.
Keep Your Company Fresh
With our 9 keys of an innovative culture built into our app, innovation can become a habit, not just a fluke, to keep your company Fresh.
Make Meetings More Productive
Employees typically hate meetings because they're unproductive. Ideate and collaborate in advance to focus meetings on turning ideas into action items and giving rewards.
Cultivate diverse thoughts through independent ideation.
Understand the problem and opportunity and constraints, then set your team free to independently cultivate divergent thinking. Ideas from others are hidden to avoid groupthink and time blocks and reminders encourage engagement.
Discuss, support, and iterate positively
All contributions become visible, and questions are encouraged to refine ideas. Praising others ideas is encouraged and rewarded. At this stage, it’s all about your contributions, to your own ideas or others.
Decide what matters and create action holistically
Review all contributions holistically to take action. Judges reward top contributors to reinforce a positive innovative culture and decide which ones have value by turning the best into takeaways and action items.
Powerfully Simple Features
Amazing features backed by innovation principles to easily innovate with your team.
Turn your problems, opportunities, and initiatives into beautiful problems and exciting challenges by framing them up and decide who helps out. Our wizard with sample questions, description placeholders, guiding constraints, and more helps you prepare for guiding your team to innovate.
Have a calendar for scheduling innovation challenges that relate to key problems or initiatives to spur growth. Plan out challenges related to your initiatives to fire periodically to keep everyone engaged in what matters.
Gathering ideas isn’t enough because it just creates an overload of work for typically one person to review. Rather, ensure there is a process to gather divergent ideas (ideate), encourages cross functional discussion to hone ideas (collaborate), and then evaluate ideas most valuable for action (evaluate).
Invite all of your company to engage on your challenges or just select groups based on the privacy of the challenge. Consider independent outsiders to draw on expertise and independent opinions. User reminders to ensure you get needed input.
Utilize monetary or custom rewards on regular basis to instill in your team that innovation matters. Tie rewards to contributions so that people collaborate effectively.
Provide public recognition of those helping out at any level to give intrinsic motivation. Give certificates and ensure praise and peer recognition is facilitated so that good ideas and contributors get energy to succeed.
If you care about something and want to see it grow, measuring it is the basis for performance. Analyze your innovation pulse inside a company by number of ideas contributed and the quality of those ideas. Build metrics for each person
at an individual level and holistic team metrics.
Every idea can be turned into an action item that is planned, in progress, or implemented...or transferred to your project management tool. Actions are aggregated for evaluating the pipeline of innovation.
Help everyone be creative and understand what drives value through a series of innovation principles, creativity trainings, and digital content to help individuals think fresh and focus on value.
Innovation is something fresh that creates value
Deliberate interactions and defined constraints stimulate creation. Inventing value can become a process, not just a fluke.
Innovation should not mean working alone
Collaboration provides associations, speed, connections, and energy necessary for implementation. Without implementation, there is no innovation.
Problems are best solved when framed and when defined
The more specific the problem, the more creative the solution can be. When the objective is clearly defined and everything else is free game, the possibilities are endless.
Creativity flows freely when unfettered by groupthink
Independent ideation followed by collaborative discussion maximize potential creativity without loss of focus.
Every problem calls for a unique solution
Intensive ideation and collaboration are necessary to ensure all options are reviewed and the best solution is found.