Internal and External

Infographic: Innovation Year in Numbers 2021

​​Every year, IdeaScale reviews system data to look for trends that will shape the innovation landscape in the coming year. We summarize our findings in an infographic. Find out the average number of ideas per day, the best day [...]

Infographic: Innovation Easy Wins vs. Projects

When organizations are gathering ideas, there are generally two types of ideas: easy wins and projects. Both can have a high level of value for any organization but require totally different strategies. Here's how you can organize your thinking [...]

Infographic: Internal Vs. External Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing can be used to help solve a number of different problems. The crowd can perform tasks, share information, or help in large scale creative projects. And that's how the crowd serves the purpose of innovation. They share ideas [...]

Infographic: The Case for Innovation Management

Innovation management is a combination of the processes and tools that combine innovation and change management. It allows leaders and workers to cooperate with a common understanding of goals and an equal share of engagement in improving an organization. [...]

Infographic: Choose Your Own Innovation Adventure

No matter what your innovation goals are, there are a number of different ways to decide what's right for your organization. This "Choose Your Own Adventure" infographic gives an overview of some of the key choices that many innovators [...]

2021 Crowdsourced Innovation Report

After 2020, it's not surprising that crowdsourced innovation capabilities have grown and innovation output indicators like implementation rate and time to implement have improved. In fact, businesses that were able to rapidly adapt and focus on innovation are poised [...]

Infographic: Surveys vs. Crowdsourcing

Most businesses do some form of market research and many of them use surveys. 90% of the Fortune 500 has engaged in crowdsourcing in one form or another. But sometimes these two methods are still confused, but there are [...]

Diversity + Equity x Inclusion = Innovative Thinking

In the push to create competitive advantage and stay relevant, organizations stand up a variety of innovation programs. Unfortunately, these well-intentioned programs sometimes lead to less-than-stellar outcomes and fail to leverage the hidden power of diversity, equity, and inclusion [...]