What does it mean — to be innovative?
Weaddressed to a study of Bastian Bansemir and Anne-Katrin Neyer funded by project grants from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) and seasoned it with our proper vision.
First of all, it means to stop to be incremental and move forward to radical changes.
We can also say innovation needs to be interactive
— as we talk about company, team or department — we talk about people, about employees. Interviews and studies show that employee engagement is actually key to innovation, it's thus critical to be able to interact with your colleagues or employees — they hold in their hands future of your project or even enterprise. Not just interact, but hear them and let them be part of innovation. The secret is in their ideas.
We should stop here: interactive innovation management system
. Not a mystery since early 2000.
Almost every modern company has heard at least one time about idea management and interaction in management. Many of them used idea management platform
Yet, in the era of online messaging the approach to idea management could be revisited.
Slack is one of the best messengers for teams and it's broadly popular among not only IT companies.
Now, every department can create its own workflow and multiply functionality by adding external services and bots. Still, how does it connected with innovation?
The App Directory of Slack provide you a large range of various sort of bots: you can track your Trello activity and be sure your developers meet deadlines, receive data from Google Analytics and so on.
Moreover, you can ideate with your team.