What used to be the territory of R&D departments is now seen as an organization-wide opportunity. Many companies recognize that innovation is essential for driving business growth and maintaining competitive advantage. But many companies also don’t have the right process and toolset in place to drive innovation.
Odysseus believes that effective innovation management requires a focus on innovation which is supported by a defined process and the right tool to manage it. As innovation grows organically, the process should be optimized but not controlled. Driving innovation can therefor best be achieved by empowering your employees and recognizing them for their contribution to the innovation.
Ideas can either emerge spontaneously bottom up or be requested top-down on a specific topic. Therefore it is essential to provide an innovation management platform which supports both. When in place, everyone in your organization will be enabled to capture and evaluate ideas whenever wherever. By making ideas visible collaboration will start and ideas will be refined. Voting will push the best ideas to the top and make sure the innovators will be recognized.
Besides ‘Internal Innovation’, we now also see a growing urgency for ‘Open Innovation’. In this scenario innovation is not only driven by your employees, but also coming from the collective intelligence of your eco-system. Think of universities using the power of the students, (local) governments collaborating with the community or even your own company co-creating with your partners.
We at Odysseus like to guide your organization in becoming more innovative. We have proven to be successful in combining our in-depth knowledge and experience on innovation management processes with implementing best in class tools from our partners such as edison365 and ServiceNow.
If you’d like to talk innovation, let’s get in touch!