Swarm Vision Innovation Talent Blog

Harness the Innovation Talent Already on Your Payroll

Posted by Suzan Briganti on Aug 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Our goal is to help large companies become more supportive of innovative and entre- and intrapreneurial thinking and behaviors. This will make companies more productive, and create happier workplaces. But most importantly, they will become more successful in their innovation endeavors.

Q: How can businesses use the Swarm Enterprise Profiler? What’s in it for them?

A: We hope enterprises use the Profiler to identify and harness the innovation talent already on their payroll. It exists to improve their innovation success rate, and make happier employees

After we created the Swarm Crowd Profiler (https://community.swarmvision.com/), we saw a big opportunity with the enterprise, because many large companies struggle to innovate, and they often turn to their workforces to generate ideas. The problem is, few of their employees were selected for their innovation abilities — they were first in their class on the accounting test, etc. That’s cool for a vertical skill (e.g. accounting) but it doesn’t tell us anything about their innovation potential.

The first step is for large companies to understand the innovation talents they already have, and what skills they may lack. They can then use this understanding to balance teams, set goals, provide feedback to managers, consider innovation potential in their hiring. Placing these people across the entire innovation cycle is key.

Next we are studying the ideal make up innovative teams, across a wide range of industries, and full gamut of innovation targets — from commercial to disruptive innovation. Eventually, we will be able to benchmark companies within their industry, and against global innovation leaders.

Overall, I hope with this insight, large companies can become more supportive of innovative thinking and behaviors. This will make companies more productive, and create happier workplaces. But most importantly, they will become more successful in their innovation endeavors.

If you are interested in using the Swarm Enterprise Profiler in your enterprise, you can request a log in by contacting info@swarmvision.com or sign up for a Free Trial (15 licenses for 15 days....deal!

 

 

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Topics: innovation talent, Innovation, innovation research, innovation teams

Nailing the Innovator Mindset

Posted by Suzan Briganti on Aug 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The Swarm Innovation Profiler clearly differentiates innovators from the general population. And our questions not only correlated better with innovators, but with real world business results.

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Topics: Innovation, innovation talent, innovation teams, innovation research

Can People Really Become More Innovative?

Posted by Suzan Briganti on Aug 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We are often asked whether people can learn to be innovative. To break that down, you have to ask first whether innovators actually think differently.

Q: Do innovators really think differently?
A: Yes, they really do!

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Topics: Innovation, innovation research, innovation talent, innovation teams

What is the purpose behind Swarm Vision?

Posted by Suzan Briganti on Aug 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

My hope it that people really love discovering the innovation talent they didn’t know they had, and that companies thrive by tapping the innovation talent hiding in their workforce.
Suzan Briganti; Swarm Vision Founder


Q: What was/is your purpose in starting Swarm Vision?
A: My purpose is to harness the “long tail of innovation talent in the world"

Before Swarm, I had been running global crowdsourcing challenges for a half decade. I never told my clients where the participants came from when they chose the winning ideas, because I didn’t want it to color their judgment.

In 8 out of 10 cases, the best ideas came from places my clients would NEVER expect – like a political refugee in eastern Europe, a stay-home mom in Mississippi, or a mailroom clerk at a gigantic insurance company.

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Topics: Innovation, innovation research, innovation talent, innovation teams

Meet the Innovative Founder of Swarm Vision

Posted by Suzan Briganti on Aug 3, 2017 8:00:00 PM

The New Parenting Mantras

My father had a couple of sayings: “It’s better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission,” And, “There’s one thing they can never take away from you: Your capacity to have the next idea.” These quotes speak to the heart and soul of an Ideator. Can you imagine parents today raising their kids with these mantras?

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Topics: innovation talent, Innovation, innovation research