Sima Shimansky

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Social Innovation Software

Innovation is social. That's not only our company creed, it's the sentiment echoed in every conversation with our customers. An idea may be innovative but it isn't an innovation until there's a forum for it be heard, discussed, vetted and implemented. Social Innovation Software provides that forum. It takes the collective brainpower of the people, YOUR people, and gives it a voice. It lends life and longevity to creativity. It turns the spark of possibility into a flourishing, sustainable reality. It is the crucial element that structures your innovation efforts and makes those endeavors a success.

We talk a lot on this blog about how our customers use Kindling but I wanted to zoom out a bit and focus on why our customers use it and why Social Innovation Software is essential to your business.

Here are the top 10 reasons why you need social innovation software:

  1. Ideas (inspiration) can happen anywhere and anytime: You need a solution that captures true inspiration, whether it strikes in the office or on the go.

  2. You’re frustrated with email: The volume of email in your inbox makes it hard to keep up. On the other hand, if you’re not cc’ed, you’re left out of the conversation. How many people that could have added value to the conversation were not part of it?

  3. Your team isn’t in the same room: Whether you’re a multi-national corporation or have one location, finding time to brainstorm and evaluate ideas is a challenge. Don’t miss out because your team isn’t in the same place or on the same schedule.

  4. Your people are your best source of ideas: Your employees have an intimate knowledge of your business, your customers and your organizational challenges. You need a way to get them excited, keep them engaged, and facilitate sharing the ideas that will take your organization to the next level. Tap into your most underutilized resource.

  5. Everyone wants to be heard: Employees who feel their ideas are being heard are more inclined to continue contributing. Social Innovation Software gives you the opportunity to listen to ideas from across the organization and provide employees with the recognition they’re seeking.

  6. You need a process to make innovation sustainable: How do you currently organize ideas, build upon them, determine feasibility, and decide who will take the lead? Social Innovation Software provides a structured process to achieve sustainable innovation.

  7. To vet ideas before spending limited resources on them: No one wants to invest time, people or capital in an idea that will never succeed. Evaluate ideas early on to ensure your organization invests wisely. Think “Lean”, and devote a minimal amount of resources to testing ideas before committing to them.

  8. To foster a culture of continuous growth: Social Innovation Software creates an opportunity to consistently add and develop new ideas. Businesses are changing faster than ever before and depend on new ideas to fuel growth. Don’t let your business get behind.

  9. You believe in transparency: Social Innovation Software allows everyone to be a part of the process and see its progress, which drives engagement and contribution. Let your employees feel part of the organization they work for.

  10. Your organization is unique, and you need a solution that meets your needs: Social Innovation Software is flexible to meet your specific innovation needs and organizational structure.

One final note to let you know why our Social Innovation Software needs you: At Kindling, we're always looking for better ways to address your innovation needs. We even have our own Kindling for Kindling! Our software continues to evolve as a result of your input. So keep it coming!