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What Is Idea Management?
Idea management is the process of storing, organizing, and analyzing all the ideas employees have about a specific project, task, or assignment. These ideas could come through brainstorming and collaboration or just offhand thoughts about the project. Regardless of how ideas originate, an idea management area gives employees a place to work together on ideas, flesh out concepts, and adapt projects as they progress.
We’ve been using idea management in MangoApps for a few years now, and it’s really solved a lot of our issues. Before, we wasted a lot of time with big group emails, but now there’s a centralized hub everyone can work with.
Keeping Ideas Coordinated
Idea management helps projects progress and enables the best thoughts and innovations to be put into practice. Still, most companies don’t give employees the digital space they need to gather and work on ideas together. Instead, workers are only able to meet in person or coordinate over email, where things end up lost, unfinished, or forgotten. In-person meetings are also difficult to schedule and limit participation to whoever is available at the time, preventing everyone from being able to participate in the project.
Bringing Ideas To Life
The MangoApps ideas management module is designed around finding, organizing, and supporting outstanding ideas. Employees can submit ideas into predesignated campaign areas that focus on a specific project, goal, or task at hand. Organizing idea management in a clear, neat, and orderly area means employees have a specific space to share ideas and can see and support thoughts by other coworkers. Users can upvote their favorite suggestions, add additional comments or feedback, and ultimately work toward creating the best possible project.
How To Share Ideas:
Idea management areas are the more effective version of a company suggestion box. To share a new idea, or start a new idea campaign, make sure the Ideas Module section is enabled in your platform. Next, select the ideas icon from the left-hand navigation bar.
To start a new campaign, select the 'new campaign' button and then fill in the accompanying details.
To start a new idea, select the 'post an idea' button. You’ll want to give your idea a title, assign it to a specific team, and then outline whatever it is you have in mind.
After an idea is posted, users can add comments, view changes, or show support by upvoting their favorite ideas.