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Want Innovative Answers? Ask Effective Questions!

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If somebody’s car won’t start, you don’t ask them “Did you keep turning the key until it started?” Yet, when getting the motor running for innovation, we too often ask questions not unlike that one. Relevant, powerful questions can take innovation from a cold start to a blazing finish. Keep The Answer Open Let’s consider … Continued

What is an Employee Satisfaction Survey?

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An employee satisfaction survey is a powerful tool that the Human Resource department in general and managers in particular use to understand the level of satisfaction of the employees associated with the respective organization. It’s a closed form of crowdsourcing that can inform your internal innovation strategy. This survey provides management with a direction that … Continued

The 3 Most Common Questions about Idea Management Software

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I’ve been with IdeaScale since 2011.  I’ve been on thousands of prospect calls.  Though much has changed on our tool and in the innovation space, these questions are just as prevalent as they were in 2011. In 2017 I’m talking through the same concerns as I was 6 years ago. Here are the three most common … Continued

3 Questions to Form a Blueprint for Open Innovation

There are many different kinds of innovation programs. Open innovation is based on the principles elucidated by Henry Chesbrough; the concept of open innovation postulates that there are no barriers to collaboration, communication, innovation, or ideation. The success of these programs often depend on knowing each program and its goals in advance. To understand what kind of innovation programs … Continued