Develop a culture of innovation where employees create and shape ideas that contribute to the success of your business. Talkfreely's platform transforms the traditional suggestions scheme into a flexible process that balances engaging appeal with rigour and results.
Encourage incremental innovation to build on what you already do or continuous improvement to make existing processes and procedures more effective. Small changes can yield big returns.
Want to take things further? An exciting innovation management programme can produce radical change, taking you into new markets or even new industries. Employees who want to work for a successful organisation can come up with original solutions that break new ground.
Talkfreely's platform removes the pain of capturing ideas, sharing, discussing and rating them, and then implementing them. Our tools manage these processes and promote enthusiastic employee contributions.
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The right type of innovation
Choose a flexible system to deliver an ideas interface that fits the businessExplore
Include every employee
Benefit from everyone's contributions no matter where they are, including remote and shift workersExplore
Creating a culture of innovation
Support a successful culture through a respected sifting and shaping process
Targeting the right people
Gain valuable suggestions through internal working groups and from the wider business environmentExplore
Capturing & shaping the best ideas
Ensure that good ideas are shaped
into great ones through open
Achieving measurable benefits
Use workflows, reporting modules and ideas banks to monitor returns on everyone's workExplore
“The TalkFreely app has helped improve, beyond recognition, the way we communicate with our 6000 strong workforce, many of whom are hard to reach. This has become even more evident over the last few weeks in our local response to the coronavirus crisis, helping us to get critical, time-sensitive information out to staff quickly and easily wherever they are across the county.”
Communications & Engagement Lead,
West Sussex County Council
Generating ideas and innovation that suit the company's objectives is important to achieve success. It is possible for the wrong type of innovation for a business to produce the wrong results and create disharmony.
Service / product improvements
Identify ways to improve existing products & services to leverage competitive advantage
Cost savings / efficiency gains
Unlock productivity gains, cost savings and effectiveness to improve profitability
Seek out new products / services
Grow your business by identifying new products or services for your customers
Identify new market opportunities
Find new opportunities for existing products and services in fresh markets
Many businesses have complex workforce structures, making communicating with everyone more difficult. Consistent and inclusive messaging demands the right technology to overcome these logistical problems.
All systems - IOS/Android/Safari
Ensure your reach is maximised through a platform that is compatible with multiple operating systems
All platforms - desktop, tablet and mobile
Make it easy for employees to reach you by supporting the ways they use to connect
Create a system that supports employees on different shifts and facilitates ideas generation at any time
Work and personal
Satisfy employee preferences by covering their work or personal phone, tablet or PC
Cultural change can lead to barriers such as resistance to change, poor communication and low levels of collaboration. Managers need support to encourage staff to be part of an innovation culture.
Improve employee understanding of and participation in business objectives through a far reaching news module
Motivate employees through management and peer recognition of their contributions
Create challenges and collaborative experiences to enable employees to produce and shape the best ideas
Support employees to express their views, make suggestions and feel that they have a stake in the success of the business
Introducing an ideas generation scheme needs focus to generate results. Senior management has the responsibility to target and connect the right groups of people.
Learn your employees' skills and experience to understand how they can participate in addressing priority challenges
Use employee data to create collaborative groups that will produce timely and inspirational solutions
Extend your suggestions scheme to loyal and long standing customers to gain a different perspective
Suppliers and academic groups
Contact suppliers or academic institutions for a wider view of business challenges and opportunities
The quality of the innovation programme is critical to its success. Where a good sifting and shaping process will motivate and engage employees, a poor system will cause disagreement, unrest and competitive disadvantage.
Achieve focused innovation by asking staff to help you solve specific problems
Provide a user friendly
platform on which employees can submit their ideas
Sifting and shaping
Get multiple sources of feedback through a robust ratings and review process
Shape an idea until it's right and keep everyone updated on its progress
Innovation management needs to demonstrate a return on investment. Without robust monitoring and reporting, initiatives become nebulous and haphazard.
Use workflows to progress an idea through the journey evaluation, planning
Track results to ensure that ideas are implemented in a timely manner
Build a bank of ideas that can be accessed when the time
Set tasks within the innovation process to keep momentum going and achieve progress
Discover how Talkfreely can help you manage employee ideas and innovations
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