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 [...]

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 [...]

Infographic: Innovation Incentives

Financial incentives will encourage participation in an innovation challenge, but you don't have to start there. You can offer movie tickets, charity donations, gift cards, and a check when necessary, but be sure to invest in recognition, as well. [...]

Infographic: Proven Innovation Workflows

According to Accenture, 72 percent of companies allow innovations to languish because there is no formalized process or organizational home for such initiatives, but sometimes it's hard to know which process would be best for you. Peruse some proven [...]

Infographic: Find Your Next Innovation Challenge Sponsor

Many companies are introducing "Innovation as a Service" at their organization, which means an internal group acts as an internal consultancy that can solve problems for different business owners. But even if you have this great capability, how do [...]

Infographic: Meaningful Idea Criteria

One of the most common questions that we get at IdeaScale is "how do I choose the right idea?" This means "right" on a number of fronts: right for the future, right for the idea, right for the organization. [...]

Infographic: 15 Types of Innovation

Nick Skillicorn is an innovation thought leader who recently documented 15 types of innovation that are at-work in organizations large and small. This covers everything from problem sensing to new ways to disrupt or incrementally improve. Learning these 15 [...]

Infographic: Tracking Innovation Implementation Rate

With the rise of the innovation department, more and more companies are looking to define innovation metrics, but where do you start? This metric will tell you a lot about your organization's capabilities and performance when it comes to [...]

Infographic: 15 Brainstorming Prompts

When teams get together to solve a problem, they often come up with more creative ideas than they would on their own - but how do you guard against groupthink or heterogeneity of ideas? These 15 brainstorming prompts will [...]

Infographic: Innovation Campaign Ideas

We recommend that innovation programs run short-sprint ideation to keep up engagement and find new ways to continuously innovate over time. However, numerous innovation managers aren't sure what to engage on next. These seasonally-focused innovation campaign ideas will give [...]