Innovation Tools

Innovation Planning Part 3 – Assembling the Campaign

This workbook is the third in a series of workbooks on innovation planning. This series is designed to guide you through the steps for creating a crowdsourced innovation program at your organization. We aim to support your organization using crowdsourcing [...]

Innovation Planning Part 2 – Team and Crowd Engagement

This workbook is the second in a series of workbooks on innovation planning. This series is designed to guide you through the steps for creating a crowdsourced innovation program at your organization. Our goal is to support your organization in [...]

Innovation Planning Part 1 – Frame the Big Picture

This workbook is the first in a series of workbooks on innovation planning. This series is designed to guide you through the steps for creating a crowdsourced innovation program at your organization. Our goal is to support your organization in [...]

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 Virtual Innovation Lab

A Virtual Innovation Lab is a digital space in which an entire online crowd can remotely collaborate to experiment with new ideas and test new solutions to create new value. Many organizations are beginning to launch these systems in order [...]

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. [...]

Sustainability Campaign Ideas

You're committed to building a more sustainable business, but you're not sure what's most important. Should you focus on your carbon footprint or do you want ideas around protecting natural resources? What are some of the most pressing topics [...]

Infographic: The History of the Suggestion Box

Companies didn't always look to their employees for good ideas. In fact, for many who first encountered the suggestion box, it was such a revolutionary idea that they were honored by their companies when they brought it home to [...]