The deadline of the annual Innovation Management Awards is now upon us and we are still accepting submissions. Just a reminder about the three categories that we want to hear about:
Best Engagement Strategy
Every year, we ask our customers what topics they would most like to see discussed at IdeaScale’s Open Nation and almost every year, our customers ask to hear about new and creative strategies to engage the crowd in the ideation and innovation process. This can be digital engagement, offline, at the workplace or worldwide – how do you bring people into the discussion? No matter what industry you’re in, no matter who you’re trying to involve, the best practices in one area can oftentimes be translated to the best practices in others.
Best Innovation Process
The only way that innovation management programs live on is to have a process that is successful time after time. We want to hear from organizations that have developed systems that have reasonable and meaningful stage gates that identify good ideas and filter them down to only the best ones. This can include moderation best practices, funnel management, and more. The real magic happens in the decisions that are made by the innovation administrators that have developed a successful program.
Implementation is the most challenging aspect of the innovation process. We want to celebrate innovators who have seen an idea through to completion and can prove the viability of that project. And, of course, success breeds success. One idea inspires others and will lead to more creative and implemented ideas. Hopefully some of these ideas inspire others to share and deliver on the great ideas of others.
Don’t miss your chance to tell your innovation success story in the 2017 Innovation Management Awards. Entry forms must be completed in a single sitting. To request a copy of the entry form in advance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.