The Do’s and Don’ts of Running an Ideation Program

March 23, 2016   |   by Chris Kalaboukis
Do – Track Ideas One of the first misses in an employe ideation system is not tracking ideas in the first place. There are a few reasons that this is important. First, building the organizational skill to effectively manage employee ideas takes time. It’s rare that a program to become an overnight success. For that reason, leveraging a maturity model for idea management is a good way to understand progress. But you need tracking in place to do that. The second reason is that it’s important to hold everyone accountable to the success of the program. That means tracking the idea from inception all the way to implementation – not just the idea itself. Some key things you can track are: Ideator Date the idea was submitted Date when key stakeholders (including ideators) received feedback on the idea Date idea was selected to be implemented Last update to key stakeholders … Continue reading