How many times have you overheard your coworkers at the watercooler talking about a challenge they faced? More often than not, they’ll come up with some novel approach to solving that issue. Sadly, they’ll chuck their cups into the bin, walk back to their desks, and that potentially invaluable idea will be lost along with it – in the garbage. Don’t let that bright spark fizzle.
People like helping others. It’s in human nature. But in order to successfully take advantage of that divine part of our character, employers need to enable staff to be able to take advantage of those charitable moments as easily as possible.
Think of it like this. If you are a charity like the Red Cross, and you’re trying to raise funds for the disaster in Nepal, you need to make it as streamlined and barrier-free as possible to receive support. That’s why most charities have jumped on to the concept of mobile donations. That is, using your mobile device to send a quick SMS or text message to donate to a relief fund. Anyone can send support, in the moment, as they think of it. Right on the spot.
Think of your employees. They are overworked, time poor, and have commitments. If you sincerely expect them to fill out a five-page submission or a clunky web form from the 1990s to share an idea – think again. That idea is not getting submitted, and you might as well look for it in the garbage bin.
What’s troubling about this is that the idea submission stage in the entire innovation lifecycle is the source. It is the lifeblood of all innovation programs. Garbage in, garbage out, right? Well, what about “nothing in, nothing out” if your staff can’t even submit ideas in the first place.
In today’s hyper-connected world with one-click shopping and amazingly-simple mobile apps for everything, your staff expects nothing less in their workplace. With the Sitrion ONE mobile app – submitting an idea into SharePoint or other enterprise systems is literally a one-click affair from any iOS, Android, or Windows device – personal or corporate-provided. Anything less would be, well, uncharitable!
Create this mobile app in a few days - and not months - to start tapping into the minds of your employees using. Join us for a webinar today at 2pm ET to see it in action!