When times are tough, innovation often faces a lot of pressure and risks being sidelined since management priorities tend to shift toward ensuring survival.
In these times, we innovators have to prove our worth. The good thing is that there are plenty of opportunities for doing so!
This guide provides you with actionable steps you can take to get on the right track. For a more extensive take on why innovation is so important during tough times, please read this blog post.
If, after reading this guide, you'd like a sparring partner to work through the topic with, please reach out to our innovation experts. We are delighted to help!
When times are tough, we generally recommend innovators start by proving their immediate value to the bottom line of the company.
A great way to do that is by running an idea challenge for all of your employees that is focused on finding new ideas and innovations for cutting costs and improving productivity.
You'll find instructions below for running your first idea challenge with Viima.
Have fun and enjoy the ride! We're yet to see a well-ran challenge that wouldn't generate meaningful bottom-line impact. If you're unsure or have questions, reach out for help!