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Prioritizing business innovation in your organization

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For the organization to succeed, it needs to have a structured and business-centered prioritization process to manage innovation. What happens after generating tons of ideas? The answer is you screen those ideas: they need to be chosen and prioritized based on the organization’s needs and objectives. Criteria need to be in place supporting the measurement of an idea’s importance. The following questions can guide the prioritization process:

  • What is the value of the idea? How valuable is it? What is the return of investment figure? Are there any tangible benefits from the idea?
  • Is the idea suitable with the organization’s strategy and current situation?
  • Will stakeholders support and accept the idea?
  • Is the idea feasible? Are there enough resources and time for it?
  • Will the idea benefit the organization and work plausible both in short and long term?

Engaging people

Prioritizing innovation starts with your team. The people are the organization’s most valuable asset. Here are some of the benefits of engaging people in every step of the innovation process:

  • People become more confident about what they are doing and act in the best interests of the organization
  • There’s a higher level of productivity
  • Doubles the success rate of an organization
  • People see the connection between their tasks and the larger goals of the organization
  • People lookout for the needs of others, the whole organization. They are generally more engaged
  • Improves the quality of work and health of people

Prioritizing the innovation by following a structured approach is most important. It’ll ensure a consistent approach and reliability. Staff can then be engaged with and guided through the innovation process to ensure a successful outcome.

Facilitating Innovation Program

Bassam AlKharashi
Bassam AlKharashi
Bassam AlKharashi has over 20 years of experience in the field of Information & Communication Technology working in leading public & private organizations in Saudi Arabia. He is an experienced consultant and the President of the ABPMP Saudi Chapter. He is the Director of Business Innovation Services at ES Consulting, an Associate of Leonardo Consulting, and an accredited consultant & instructor in the global BPTrends Associates network. His experience in Business Process Management, Strategic Management, Information & Communication Technology, Performance Management, Project Management, and Business Innovation. Bassam has a number of important affiliations, including President of the Saudi Chapter of the ABPMP since 2010 with additional tasks of Regional Executive Representative of Middle East and North Africa. In addition, Bassam holds an M.S. Degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Jamiat Al-Malik Saud in Saudi Arabia, Management. Bassam is also a coauthor of the book Establishing the Office of Business Process Management. With such an extensive background covering many years and a variety of industries, Bassam excels in all facets of Information and Communication Technology. This includes IT management, project management, process management, performance management, change management, business innovation, business development, enterprise architecture, and coaching and training. He possesses a high analytical aptitude with exemplary client relation skills. Bassam enjoys the challenge of effectively providing solutions to clients that improve operational efficiency and increase profitability.

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