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Run an Idea Contest
Design and run short (3 to 15 days) idea contest events (also referred to as innovation events or jam sessions) to help you communicate your business objectives, and tap the insights, wisdom and feedback of your internal or external communities to find solutions to tough business challenges, and to identify the best business transformation opportunities. These contests can target any combination of your employees, customers, partners, suppliers or the general public.
During the idea contest, everyone works collaboratively together to find solutions to your business challenges – breaking down the typical business silos and innovation divides. Share your top three (or whatever number you choose) challenges as defined by your leadership team. Then turn it over to your community, that may consist of any combination of your employees, partners and customers, to organize into teams and collaborate in working sessions over a period of time to find the most important areas to focus on or the best solutions to potentially invest in. This event can be an effective way to bolster your innovation program.