We’ve seen lots of passionate innovation champions encounter barriers as they launched their innovation initiatives. These programs fail to launch for a number of reasons: because people can’t align around a process, because people aren’t sure which ideas they should move forward with, because they didn’t engage the right stakeholders in order to guarantee idea implementation.
So last year, IdeaScale created a six-video series that addresses all the major points in the innovation journey’s cycle to help innovators foresee and overcome some of the most common barriers throughout the innovation lifecycle. Those topics include:
- How to Pick the Right Problems to Solve
- How to Design an Innovation Process
- How to Engage the Crowd
- How to Build Idea Teams
- How to Evaluate Ideas
- How to Implement Ideas
It’s amazing how many people stall out on that first step: selecting a problem. Obviously, no organization lacks for problems to solve or new opportunities for efficiency, but when it comes to getting to the root cause of an issue, putting a person at the center of that experience, and amassing all of the information aligned around that issue, teams sometimes lose focus or churn over what sorts of solutions would provide the most value. That’s why we recommend starting your innovation journey with the “How to Pick the Right Problems to Solve” webinar and moving on from there. It’s an easy four-step strategy to get you to identify business needs that can be solved with impactful solutions. Not only will you find your first campaign that way, but you’ll set yourself for solutions that you can actually implement!