Competency Group: Business
Type: Competative Research
Description: An Internal Idea Management System is a structured and disciplined approach to managing innovation, where ideas are systematically filtered so that only the most valuable ones are implemented and put into practice. These systems can be used internally to gather ideas from a project team, or externally to gather ideas from customers.
Citation for Description: MacKinnon, L. (2007). What is an idea management system? Retrieved from Idea Management Systems, http://www.ideamanagementsystems.com/2007/07/what-is-idea-management-system.html
Units: Idea importance structure
Advantages: Enables contributors to concentrate on ideas which possibly have the most value to the company.
Limitations: Some very good ideas can get lost in translation, and some contributors may find the task unfair and daunting.
Target Audience: Top management, Marketing, R&D
Relevant to Universal Design: Yes
Stages and Steps: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Free Resource: Innovationtools.com. (2013). An overview of idea management systems. Retrieved from http://www.innovationmanagement.se/imtool-resources/an-overview-of-idea-management-systems/
Free Resource: Idea Management (2010). How to choose an idea management system: Follow the why-what-what-which. Retrieved from http://www.ideamanagementsystems.com/2010/10/how-to-choose-idea-management-system.html.