How do you best incentivise participation in innovation? Or conversely how do you avoid accidentally demotivating people through your innovation initiatives?
We’ve heard quite a few organisations ask us a version of these questions, and especially the second question over the years. Needless to say I would guess that innovation programmes can be inadvertently demotivating if the balance between competition verses collaboration wasn’t quite right.
So here are 5 lessons that we’ve learned work well to motivate participation:
By following these 5 lessons we have found that people want to participate and are pleased that they did regardless of whether their idea was adopted. As ever we would welcome you lessons – good or bad – about what has motivated or demotivated participation in you innovation initiatives.