Idea capture tools encourage useful ideas from staff

A software tool/digital platform that’s easy to use would make it easier for your staff to contribute ideas.

A recent Employee Innovation Survey asked employees what would make it easier for them to contribute ideas. The top response was 45% wanting a software tool/digital platform that’s easy to use, with lower management particularly in favour at 59% as well as organisations with 5,000 plus employees at 64%.

Only 26% of employees said that their organisations offer a software tool/digital platform to contribute ideas, including 41% of organisations with 5,000 plus employees. When an innovation tool is provided, 75% of employees use it, males 81% and females 68%.

David Thodey AO, Chair of CSIRO and Jobs for NSW, said “I really like the IdeaSpies Enterprise solution. I have a strong view that the best source of innovation is your staff. They know the business and how to improve it better than consultants. The issue has always been how do you provide an open forum for those ideas?”

The purpose of the survey was to determine if employees have a voice in helping their organisations succeed. Innovation was defined simply in the survey as “implementation of ideas that add value”.

The Employee Innovation Survey was sent to about 2,000 employees, with 18% responding and volunteering extensive comments.

A full report on the results with charts and comments is now being prepared. Please contact me if you’d like to receive it and/or would like information about IdeaSpies Enterprise.

Lynn Wood

ph +61 418 966 625

lynn.wood@IdeaSpies.com

IdeaSpies Enterprise

 

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