Overview: Learn more about what an IdeaScale platform of innovation management platform can do for your organization.
Why Use IdeaScale?
We’ve found as we talk to our clients that one of their main concerns is communication and tapping into their community in a world. That’ll be defined by hybrid working arrangements or even working from home. The COVID-19 pandemic threw many businesses into a stress test for their innovation committee and employee culture.
Innovation strategy is going to be one of the key ways that companies maintain their culture as their talent pool spreads out across geographic and intellectual space. By submitting ideas, discussing them, and putting them into place, our clients have been able to cross the kinds of cultural barriers that many organizations are just now facing themselves. IdeaScale helps bring companies together, whether they’re global organizations or startups looking to tap into everyone’s potential.
Who Is IdeaScale Platform For?
We’ve built this for anyone who’s looking to add to, or build up, their innovation approach. IdeaScale works with organizations across multiple industries, from government and education to non-profits and technology companies, that are looking to build on current processes and bring teams together in an effort to bolster the innovation process.
What Can IdeaScale Do?
Almost anything. IdeaScale is highly customizable and integrates with popular systems like Microsoft Teams and Jira to help simplify the ideation process. Some of the core features of the platform include:
- Identification: Knowing what challenges you need to address is fundamental to the process. We’ll show how you can collect and analyze feedback from team members, customers, potential customers, or even the general public to get a better sense of these challenges.
- Collection: Sort of an online suggestion box, but much more powerful, we’ll go through both the front end of idea submission for your stakeholders, and the tools present in the back end to sort, rank, and moderate the ideas and the discussion around them. We’ll also show how to embed widgets, cross language barriers with transliteration, and annotate ideas.
- Selection: Once you have the ideas, you need to filter them. You’ll see both front-facing tools, such as voting and reviews, and more nuanced processes like tagging and weighting, brought into play during the demo.
- Planning, Creating, and Scaling: An idea is only as good as its implementation, and we’ve found that can be where our clients find the most challenges. We’ve built tools into the platform that make shaping an idea into something you can implement, testing it, and then bringing it to your wider community a more streamlined process.