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Idea Management PLATFORM

Manage your innovation cycles and activities while automatically tracking results….all in one place.

Innovation Minds provides a simple and sleek way for participants to discuss, create, brainstorm, and prioritize ideas aligned to your key business objectives. Because impact scores are built in, program managers can easily prioritize the most viable products and solutions.

  • Bring innovation conversations to the internal social platform
  • Keep participants engaged and informed
  • Uses simplified Campaign Management Utilities
  • Provides analytics based on feedback to prioritize and align top initiatives

Idea Management Platform takes ideas from input to completion

The assessment report compares the key stakeholders’ scores with industry benchmarks and other stakeholder groups. 

360° Assessment for Strategic Insights

Assessment Portal

Our end-to-end innovation program starts with a 360° assessment across departments. This engages key stakeholders to evaluate your organization’s strengths and opportunities. Once completed, you have access to all your results using the Strategic Insights Hub. 

  • Gives curated reporting of strengths and gaps
  • Compares your results to benchmark data
  • Sets the stage for a well-informed innovation program
  • Measures and tracks the impact of innovation with KPI Dashboard

Strategy Session

Next, our world-class facilitators will lead strategic discussions so executives can prioritize the highest-value problems to solve. This is a critical step to gain alignment.

The outcome of these meetings are the top 3-4  strategic challenges, which will be input into the Idea Platform and drive the Ideathon. 

The 6-Thon’s© Innovation Framework

Once the right challenges are identified, we help you host a series of live events to generate ideas and bring them into reality. We call this the 6-THONs innovation framework. We provide master facilitators to organize and host each event. If you prefer to organize and facilitate events internally, we provide the proprietary templates and tools for you to use this framework successfully.

Master Facilitators

To support implementation, we match you with a Master Facilitator, who brings expertise in design thinking, creative problem solving, strategic planning, and innovation management.

  • Maximizes participation
  • Coordinates with stakeholders
  • Manages the room to raise the energy and cut through any objections 
  • Shows how Innovation Mind’s solution works with your existing processes and tools

Event Management

  • Fully coordinated and staffed Local/Global Events
  • Integrated RSVP, Calendar Invites, Waitlist, and Check-in
  • Robust Administration Tool, Roster Reports, and Event Analytics
  • Expert Facilitators and volunteers to maximize innovation participation

Innovator Profiles

Our patented system uses the “IBM Watson” AI tool to learn how each user innovates to generate individual composite profiles. Talent Development uses this feedback to help individual employees strengthen their innovation competencies.

  • Combine with aggregated data including goals, skills, learning records, recognition, innovation participation
  • Use for Predictive Team Modeling leveraging AI/ML
  • Surface data-driven Talent Coaching insights
  • Use Profile Matching to define Talent Succession

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the Idea Management PLATFORM

Enterprise Portal

Welcome to your one-stop-shop for Enterprise Innovation. Login using your company credentials to find all the programs you have permissions. From this one page, you’ll have access to multiple business scenarios: Employees Innovation Program, Innovation Hackathon, Continuous Improvement, Open Innovation, Event Management, Feedback Management, and Citizen Engagement.

  • Shows one platform with multiple programs, each tackling a different innovation use-case

  • Provides secured Single Sign On (SSO) for quick employee login

  • Offers on-premise or secured cloud deployment

Program Portals

Each Program landing page is set up for a specific business scenario, clearly showing what each program is about and engaging participants to take action. Pages are accessible from anywhere, optimized for all devices ranging from laptops to smartphones.

  • Provides customizable landing page for your specific program with built-in access rules

  • Allows custom branding and fully responsive / optimized for viewing on any device

  • Get started quickly with templates built on best practices

 What If Challenges

Share thought-provoking challenges to get your community engaged. Everyone has a point of view, especially when the subject excites them. This feature whets that appetite to promote engagement.

  • Write focused challenges that align the  innovation program to organizational goals
  • Provides “Challenges to Ideas” two-way relationship for tracking and reporting alignment
  • Promotes employee engagement with easy-to-use design based on social tools 

Idea Hub

Save your drafts, submit your ideas, interact with other ideas, and subscribe to any set of ideas that interests you. Left widgets are configurable;  the idea view can be customized as tiles vs. list. And, you can customize the data you want to collect/maintain at the Idea levels.

  • Configurable idea submission form templates with ability to add custom fields
  • Crowd voting, gamification, and social functions to build better ideas together
  • Best-practice evaluation processes and configurable wizards that suits your needs

Feedback Tool

Facilitate collection of vital feedback from constituents on any specific focus area/challenge, then coordinate the collaboration on feedback with stakeholders to devise an action plan.

  • Invite, collect, segment, and synchronize the feedback

  • Produce analytics/insights for the solicited feedback

  • Discuss, follow, and promote forward the action plan

Event Manager

Manage your events through this module, including events administration, social features, RSVP, confirmation/reminder emails, roster report, and printing tickets. Think of this as your own Meetup and Eventbrite!

  • Allows you to fully coordinate and staff Local/Global Events

  • Integrates RSVP, Calendar Invites, Waitlist, and Check-in

  • Offers robust Administration Tool, Roster Reports, and Event Analytics

Secure Mail System

This powerful collaboration feature enables all site users to interact with each other, while keeping their work email address or other contact details private. 

  • Keeps discussions related to Ideas and IP private and secured
  • Communicate in real-time and build team collaboration with any program user 
  • Easily keep track of all messaging and user activities in one place 

Activity Feeds

Keep employees engaged with our Innovation Snacks feed. This is similar to Facebook’s ‘Be Connected’ feature and will keep productivity high and innovative ideas flowing.

  • Gives bite-sized innovation updates on mobile devices to help keep your audience connected

  • Engages your audience through real-time alerts on movers and shakers

  • Provides easy to use experience to promote natural adoption

Interactive Reports

Help track your organization’s program engagement, contributions, power users, and trending topics with these prebuilt and on-demand reports.

  • Measure and understand your user activity and optimize participation

  • Provides flexibility to use pre-built reports or for you to build your own reports

  • Share your reports/dataset with other systems internally using API support

Admin Tools

Manage the overall enterprise portal, including user management, system configuration, and program management. Innovation Minds makes it easy for platform admins to create, edit, or inactivate a specific program or audience.

  • Manage the platform centrally for user management, access, and security

  • Maintain system-wide configuration and customization from one place

  • Create new programs on the fly to address your various organization innovation needs

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360° Assessment for Strategic Insights

Strategic Insights Hub

This tool helps you brainstorm and analyze your organization’s strengths versus opportunities and receive the assessment report in less than an hour. The hub includes 16 predefined surveys. Pick you focus for your innovation program, employee-facing internal service organizations, or even your core businesses.

  • Benchmark your innovation program

  • Benchmark your products and services

  • Help your internal functions move the needle

Easy Assessments 

Key stakeholders use predefined surveys to evaluate an organization’s strengths and opportunities of a specific function.

  • Learn disruptive trends and emerging technologies/processes relevant to your function

  • Share your feedback for how well your functions work, or not

  • Determine where you are now, and what you should do to maximize innovation program’s impact

Strategic Insights Reports

Facilitate collection of vital feedback from constituents on any specific focus area/challenge, then coordinate the collaboration on feedback with stakeholders to devise an action plan.

  • Provides curated reporting of strengths and gaps, includes both online and pdf options
  • Compares your survey results to IM’s benchmark data
  • Sets the stage for a well-informed roadmap

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Talent Development Tools

Innovator Profiles

These profiles allow members to manage their account and their progress. In particular, we’ve pioneered a concept called the Innovation Score, which tracks and rewards the user’s engagement with the program and the portal. This will also serve to stimulate positive competition, aka gamification. Don’t forget to check out AI-based Personality Insights of any user (powered by IBM Watson).

  • Uses built-in AI/Machine-Learning engine to generate Innovator Profiles for each employee
  • Engage employees through gamification
  • Build innovation competencies to assemble and coach winning teams

“Know My Organization & Talent” Insights

This unique feature enables managers to drill down or drill up their organization hierarchy to review and course-correct engagement and contribution.

  • Track your direct reports and organization-level engagement and contribution to the program
  • Drill up and drill down the whole organization hierarchy
  • Customize your KPIs to show/hide points of interest

Idea Insights

This tool allows managers to review their organization engagement and contribution at the functional level, such as by department, location, country, and employee level. This will empower them to make the innovation program inclusive, diversified, and impactful.

  • Helps managers measure and review the excitement, engagement, and innovation performance
  • Offers an overview of your progression across various data points through rich dashboard pages
  • Customize your KPIs to show/hide points of interest

“Idea KPI’s” Insights 

This view enables managers to make better and faster decisions by looking at innovation program KPIs for their organization. Furthermore, they can customize the view based on their priorities and needs.

  • Monitor your organization with powerful KPI & ROI Tracking
  • Compare and contrast your organization’s progression against the overall company KPIs
  • Customize your KPIs to show/hide points of your interest

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Our holistic innovation management solution seamlessly joins the online and real world. We provide an intuitive crowdsourcing platform and live events to engage employees, partners, and customers.

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