Top 10 innovation & ideas management links – weekly round-up 7th October

Well, planning for the conference continues apace and we have also been busy carrying out Accreditation visits to our members. After each organisation I visit I think I have seen all the best things happening with suggestions schemes and ideas, but each organisation surprises me with their innovative approach to employee engagement, which is fantastic news.

Anyway, here is my top 10 articles I have been reading this week, if you would like to suggest a link to me, just comment on the bottom of the page.

  1. Last week, someone commented on the blog and said I should take a look at this article and share it with you. This sums up employee driven innovation perfectly, it also shows how recognition for suggestions can take many forms.
  2. The Sunday Times take a look at innovation and show that organisations are teaming up with Universities and students to develop products or services.
  3. What do you prefer, one big idea that save lots of money or smaller changes in the business? A good explanation and video to watch.
  4. Where do you get your ideas?  It just goes to prove what we have been saying for years; that you get ideas when you least expect them.
  5. An interesting article that address the change process without really knowing it. I unsure who the article is aimed at, but it does explain how to get people to accept change very clearly.
  6. A good piece, which talks about experimenting with ideas within organisations. You know? Innovation is also sometimes about failure.
  7. Talking Business – Giam Swiegers, CEO Deloitte Australia – RMIT University – YouTube. I visited a customer this week that has just re-launched their ideas programme on a social media platform so thought this would be good to include.
  8. We did a blog post a few weeks back about Maslow and innovation. This post is also very worthy of your time. It is excellent.
  9. New members are always asking what should they look for when they buy ideas management software, Cogni Streamer have put together a check list. This is a good starting point.
  10. And finally, just going to leave you with something that has had me smiling this week, I love lateral puzzles and once again Paul Sloane (@PaulSloane) does not disappoint. Thanks for the puzzles, Paul. I am sure people can use them when they are carrying out creativity exercises in their organisations.

Well that’s my top 10 for the week, hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. Have a great weekend folks!

Well, that’s my top 10 for the week. Have a great weekend folks!


If you feel I’ve missed any great articles, blogs, links etc, please share them in the comments section below.


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