You want to see new ideas emerge in your organisation. New proposals, and why not, innovations! But how do you get started atcollaborative innovation?


Going tocollaborative innovation means first of all identifying irritants and trying to solve them

Before you jump into your desire to bring new ideas to life, you need to identify what is wrong. Or, more precisely, you need to help your staff formulate the irritants they want to resolve. What is wrong with your organisation? What could be done better? What are the sources of dissatisfaction for employees? These observations will enable you to provide a framework for the emergence of new ideas. In this way, they will not be in vain. They will be based on real facts, to enable your organisation to improve in a very concrete way.

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How do you make the irritants appear?

In order to help your employees to formulate their irritants, you need to create a space and time for expression. This can be regular brainstorming sessions, a paper survey, a digital platform... It all depends on your corporate culture! If you choose to focus on a digital space, here are the formats you can use to get your employees talking. They will allow you to generate conversations that may be the basis for new ideas:

  • Articles about successes and failures in your organisation. While successes are contagious, failures can provide good ideas for solutions.
  • Surveys to encourage employees to react to possible malfunctions and thus generate conversations, or perhaps new ideas!
  • Reflection communities that bring together a group of people around a problematic or improvable topic. These online communities can use the platform to converse, debate, but also organise their own events! Because it is always beneficial to exchange ideas digitally but also in real life. These communities may turn into teams of innovators. And you will have learned how to get started atcollaborative innovation !


How ICF stimulates collaborative innovation