Every year, IdeaScale hosts the global Innovation Management Awards and honors winners in three different categories: engagement, process, and implementation. We see these categories as the cornerstones of any successful innovation program, so the winners this year actually excel at each of these things.
And what’s changed along the way?
Online ideation and collaboration might be a fairly recent business practice, but the suggestion box concept has been around at least since the 18th century.
At JR Simplot, a new cross-functional innovation initiative recently formed looking for ideas that would help optimize company efficiency, improve training programs, and more. And when they built this team, they realized that a big part of launching an innovation initiative was education. Learn more in this podcast.
One of the most significant investments any business can make is in its staff. This goes beyond the simple fact of paying for salaries and benefits, however — in order to be a truly valuable element of a company, employees must be genuinely nurtured.
Technology has been transforming the workplace for some time now. The traditional education system was formed in the heat of the industrial revolution and many would say is obsolete nowadays. It was primarily meant to create a workforce that was only fit to perform one task for the rest of their working lives. Motivation has obviously shifted from those times towards more engaging, complex, and fulfilling work.
The world is seemingly getting smaller. With the rise of social media in the last decade, everyone has constant access to what's happening all over the world. Countless stories circulate on the internet every day highlighting entrepreneurs---young and old---who are at the cusp of innovation with their new products and ideas. Some stories go viral, catching the eye of millions of people who are in awe at the individuals' innovative solutions to solve problems.
In a competitive work environment, it’s up to you to move your career forward. You have to be proactive and continually refine your skill sets to advance and thrive. The corporate climb is always evolving, and staying on top of the latest trends in the business world is key to ensuring that you enjoy many years of success and growth.
For statisticians, the career outlook is rosy, even for entry-level job candidates. Organizations around the world need specialists who can translate data into actionable reports that inform mission-critical decision-making.
Back in January 2010 we wrote a report for UK government on The Shape of Jobs to Come. The study highlighted new jobs that might emerge in the global economy by 2030 as a result of exponential developments and breakthroughs in science and technology. Many of those are now real jobs and the rest are still likely to materialise.
As someone that has worked in innovation for much of their career, witnessing over the past few years how innovation and idea management has moved more centre-stage in the business world has been really gratifying.
Everyone experiences different motivations that help drive them through the work day. For some, they just want a job that will pay them a decent wage so they can spend their free time enjoying their financial comfort.
Now is a time of transformation on the work landscape. Resultantly, newly minted professionals among Gen Z want future proof careers.
Choosing a college major is a big decision. You want to find a career that you’ll love, but you also want to earn a decent living. Well, you’re in luck! Several fields are in high-demand.
Education is a powerful vehicle for professional growth. It’s now more affordable, and recent technological innovations have made it easier for employees to acquire and advance their skillsets.
The gig economy is no longer simply a phrase that individuals existing as professional outliers use to describe themselves. Instead, the gig economy describes a substantial, rapidly growing part of modern society. If you aren’t a part of it, the odds are you know someone who is.