Our application, IdeaLab, provides a perfectly simple and enjoyable way to explain and get support for ideas for change. It is proven and comprehensive idea management software which, in one place, enables you to share, vote, evaluate, report and prioritize.
Overcoming Fear of Failure
We know these two questions are uppermost on your mind as you investigate online idea management: 1. Will my investment get results using IdeaLab? 2. Is our organisational structure and culture ready for this kind of “open” idea generation?
An Idea Games “Olympic” Challenge is your risk free answer. It’s a 14 day event of idea generation and conversations. With it you jump-start innovation. Everything is set up for you, ready to go!
You will be in good company
Whether you manage internally or you enjoy an Idea Games organised by us, you will be aligned with senior managers in world famous corporations and with innovation managers in the US, UK and Australian government; in companies large and small and with world renowned universities. Take the evaluation demo and you will clearly understand how enabling ideas to be conceived, incubated, evaluated and prioritized in one trusted place releases the entrepreneurial and problem-solving spirit that exists in your organisation.
TALKING point, TIPPING point.
When a big Insurance company took IdeaLab, they started in the IT Dept. IdeaLab went from a talking point (for 150 IT staff) to a TIPPING point in three weeks. The Head of IT showed it to the Chief Information Officer, who showed it to the CEO. Roll out happened within 2 weeks. Ideas flowed. Savings generated, new processes implemented. Employee ideas and experience leveraged. Success in innovation and in employee engagement delivered.
Dust or Magic
It’s a fact that an idea can turn to dust or magic depending on the talent that rubs against it.* That’s why IdeaLab dismantles the two greatest barriers to innovation. The first is ideas being developed in knowledge silos; the second is ideas being prioritised in a vacuum.
*Bill Bernbach. A great persuader, a great innovator.
Creator of VW’s most successful ads ever.
Success, not software
Our clients discuss and evaluate ideas that add value. They stop doing things that don’t add value. The outcome is more rapid implementation of the clear thinking that results in reduced waste, money and time saved and new revenues generated.
IdeaLab enables easy and ongoing focus on:
1. Cost Reduction
2. Customer Service and Experience
3. People, Wellbeing & Employee Engagement
We’ve been asked about this a lot recently. So much so, that we added the capability for participants to post as “anon” and then later, if they wished, to edit and attribute the idea in their real name. Of course, it’s all controlled from Admin. You decide the policy.
The psychology of this is interesting. Maybe in some circumstances, and in some cultures, and depending on the audience or the question, anonymity is good.
Innovation begins with Conversation.
It is vital to make sure a system is designed to make it easy for the Chief Exec or the cleaner to explain, justify and harness support for an idea. The System you choose needs to quickly make your employees feel connected and engaged - giving you prioritized and organized feedback in your employees' own words. In other words, you need a Platform that makes change normal and innovation a habit, creating a culture that rapidly turns insights into action and profit.
LEAN Principles in Practice
One of our oldest clients likes our system very much because it fits with their Lean Six Sigma requirements. The principles of LEAN thinking are now applied in all organisations, not only manufacturing. We developed reports that align with six sigma and also report on savings in material, in money and in that most precious of all commodities: time!
As well as making savings via innovation and waste reduction, IdeaLab also reduces the time spent in meetings. That’s because of great reports that can be easily accessed and circulated before a meeting – all, of course, with ideas classified, ranked and statuses allocated. The amount of time spent in meetings is basically ridiculous as we all know: consider the statistic that most executives spend 23 hours a week in meetings!