ideas management forum

The hot topic! Idea management systems

This month, Hargraves facilitated our first Idea Management Leaders Forum, with leaders from 18 diverse organisations representing over 100,000 employees across corporate and government. The hot topic was the introduction and ongoing operation of formal idea management systems. Key messages for leaders responsible for idea management implementation was discussed, with insights summarised below. Ensure there…

What’s the question most leaders are afraid of?

Innovation, Strategy and Risk (Part 1) The recent turbulence of our market has a well-established ruthlessness in decimating long loved institutions. Brands once considered to be indomitable, such as Kodak, Nokia and Australia’s automotive industry, are disappearing faster than the Amazon; whilst Uber, AirBNB, and, somewhat ironically, Amazon Inc, are exploding in scale, dominance and…

Why do some organisations get innovation while others struggle to make it happen?

Innovation is anything that is new that, when implemented, adds value, with the emphasis on “when implemented”. Innovation is not hackathons, it’s not implementing idea management systems. IDEAS exist everywhere in organisations. It’s implementing good ideas that organisations struggle with as too often they are encumbered with focussing on ‘business as usual’. I was reminded…