UTILIZING

creative potential

Many organizations develop a single system by which all innovations must prosper. Just as there is not a generic model for all businesses, there is not a single universal innovation system. Different types of innovation require different types of systems.

FRAMEWORKS

Providing frameworks to help utilize the creative potential of employees.

Idea Connection Systems provides frameworks to help utilize the creative potential of employees and convert innovators’ ideas into successful innovations. Many organizations develop a single system by which all innovations must prosper. Just as there is not a generic model for all businesses, there is not a single universal innovation system. Different types of innovation require different types of systems.

Types of Innovation Systems

Includes the instruments, systems, methodologies, coaching, and initiatives Idea Connection Systems uses to execute their services and understand the human dynamic factors that determine the internal success of an organization.

Continuous Improvement

Provides incremental improvements that lead to cost savings and/or increased quality.

Originator Assisted and Office of Innovation™

Encourages employees to transform their ideas into business opportunities, secure sponsorship, and find funding. Creating, installing, and maintaining an Office of Innovation™ will bring about change to an organization’s culture.

Strategic Transfer

Shifts technology or knowledge from one point to another for the purpose of leveraging capabilities.

Internal Venturing

Helps launch new businesses that do not fit the company’s current lines of business.

Targeted Innovation & Ideation

Develops solutions to meet a specific need.

Support the Innovation Process

Idea Connection Systems® nurtures and supports the process of innovation with a broad spectrum of customized services. Each is designed to coordinate, hone, and magnify the full potential of your people, products and services.

Services

Allow innovation to occur by establishing the right types of innovation systems that align your people and the goals of the organization. Organizations leverage people’s strengths using different innovation systems:

  • Innovation Workshops
  • Ignite your innovation initiatives with customized innovation workshops.
  • Culture Transformation
  • Create an organizational culture that cultivates and sustains innovation.
  • Leadership Development
  • Expand your capacity to lead and manage to sustain a climate that is supportive of innovation.
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Grow as a leader with personal one-on-one coaching.

Assessment Tools

Instruments used in identifying cognitive styles of individuals on teams and organizational culture.

Different innovation systems produce different results and attract different types of innovators. The innovation leader can optimize the systems for addressing evolutionary, expansionary, or revolutionary ideas. Depending on the organization’s needs, all five systems, or a combination of systems, may be necessary.

What we have found is that successful innovation programs include one or more of these systems. It is essential to understand what type of system or hybrid system is most appropriate for the desired innovation focus. Also, to make the system visible so innovators may leverage it effectively.

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Idea Connection Systems® is a trusted global consulting firm focused on providing instruments and services that leverage the unique human elements and dynamics within organizations to make innovation processes, systems, and results possible. Idea Connection Systems® was founded in 1988 from an intense desire to bring a clearer understanding of the key to making innovation happen within organizations. Central to understanding your organization’s innovative potential and its impact on any engagement is to truly understand and embrace the human element of the collective individuals. For over 30 years, Idea Connection Systems® has worked with clients to implement innovation systems; dissecting, understanding, and interpreting human dynamics to affect implementable and tangible change for organizations. This insight into human behavior is what empowers companies to leverage their different strengths, which shows them how to leverage, integrate, and optimize their potential talent within in the organization. In turn, they will then gain the understanding and guidance to implement and sustain new systems, strategies, and team structures to create new success.