Ideas To Impact

A Practical Guide To Innovation For Organizations of Any Size And Sector

Ideas To Impact

We are honored and humbled to share Ideas to Impact with you and the community.

This guide organizes the various aspects of innovation, including principles and values, intuition, industry best practices and methodologies, practical experiences, and lessons learned, into an innovation framework that can be repeated and shared to help your organization.

We encourage you to adapt and tailor this guide to match your way of working. We also encourage you to share your experiences and ideas with others. By sharing and discovering assets, we can all work together to advance our communities for a better tomorrow.

What's Inside

  • An overview of the Community Sourced Innovation™ framework
  • How to use an Innovation Canvas© as a visual playbook
  • How to create your own innovation program
  • How to align innovation with your business goals
  • A breakdown of what innovation is and what it is not

"Innovation is simply the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices or methods that result in better ways of doing things.

Innovations come in all shapes and sizes and do not have to be earth-shattering, eureka moments to have merit. New ideas that create incremental value are much easier to come by and more scalable than once-in-a-lifetime, home run epiphanies.”

Innovation Program

Ideas to Impact describes the main components of an innovation platform that can be applied to your opportunities and use cases.

People

  • Leadership
  • Skills
  • Agile Mindset
  • Curiosity and Lifelong Learning
  • Leadership
  • Skills
  • Agile Mindset
  • Curiosity and Lifelong Learning
  • Culture
  • Organizational Change Management
  • People Development and Performance
  • Culture
  • Organizational Change Management
  • People Development and Performance

Methods

  • Community Sourced Innovation™
  • Innovation Canvas©
  • Tracking and Governance

Tools

  • Collaboration
  • Technology Enablers

Key Success Factors

INNOVATION TIPS

Connect the dots

Connect the dots
Align innovation with business goals and strategy

Top Down and Bottom Up

Top Down and Bottom Up
Set the vision, enable the process, make innovation a team sport with real use cases

Leadership at all levels

Leadership at all levels
Lead by example, find innovation guides to help lead the way, early adopters help others cross the domain

Cupcake, birthday cake, wedding cake

Cupcake, birthday cake, wedding cake
Take an iterative, agile approach

Who, not how

Who, not how
Connect and discover assets, create networks, not hierarchies.

Show, don’t tell

Show, don’t tell
Leverage technology enablers, create prototypes

Innovation Consulting Services

Ideas to Impact is a free guide for all organizations and communities. To supplement this guide, some teams find it valuable to have a facilitator support their innovation efforts. Organizations that have opted to include DataHouse along their innovation journeys cite the following benefits:

  • “DataHouse’s third-party facilitator came with no preconceived notions, which allowed us to uncover other opportunities.”
  • “Senior management was more receptive to a third-party facilitator who provides subject matter expertise and an independent assessment.”
  • “Working with DataHouse kept our innovation moving. If I had to do it on my own, we would have pushed it to the wayside in lieu of operational needs.”

 

DataHouse provides Innovation Consulting and support as part of our Business Consulting Services. We help public and private sector organizations leverage our innovation framework to nurture creative thinking and foster an innovative mindset within their current culture.

Let us know if you would like to explore options for your organization!

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