At IdeaScale, we define prolific innovators as organizations that have moved more than half of their ideas to the final stage. This doesn’t necessarily mean that every suggested idea became a value-generating, implemented reality. This means that the completed ideas had each been investigated, responded to, and a decision was made to move forward or not. But of course, at least a portion of those completed ideas generate measurable constructive outcomes. For this reason, we explored the various innovation stages and identified a common workflow that can be applied to various innovation programs.

Do you know the seven innovation stages?

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Infographic: Innovation Stages