reinvent your approach to innovation

..................Network Powered innovation

Are you using crowdsourcing or giant Post-It lists for innovation ideas? Welcome to the power of the network to foster your innovation initiatives.


THE OLD WAY

 

 

 

 

1

You used a crowdsourcing tool or innovation pipeline and divisional support to bring forward good ideas

 

2

Typically existing bosses or innovative leaders make decisions about which ideas fly and which ones die

 

3

Development with small focused teams commence

 

4

Hopefully some of the teams are successful and the innovation can be brought to market and scaled

 

 

innovation and people science

THE NETWORK APPROACH WAY:

 

1

Use existing funnels/crowdsourcing way to start

2

As ideas filter through the funnel, now put the ideas into clusters of people who are interested in making sure that innovation succeeds. Don't just put interested innovative people, but experts in tangent fields that are not 'know it alls' or 'senior leaders' in particular departments. Statistically proven micro-communities can further an innovative ideas faster and at higher quality (and for free) than any other approach

3

As the ideas filter to the best ones, you can still use an executive committee, but have them work with customers and developers in short bursts to understand the plan. Short pitches are notoriously bad at picking winners unless you are one of the best venture capitalists (which corporate leaders rarely are, even though most think they are!)

4

As ideas get ready to become products and move to market, you have empowered dozens, if not hundreds of employees in the products success who can all be ambassadors for its improvement and livelihood, not to mention representatives into the rest of the business to integrate it into existing service lines