Scan Magazine, Issue 100, May 2017

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  A Spotlight on Danish Apps & Software Jesper Juel Jensen. Photo: Emma Pihl Pedersen

The small changes that make a great difference Collecting and sharing ideas within all layers of a company can be key to significant cost reductions, sales improvements and product developments. Despite this, many companies still do not have a specific tool to enable employers to put forward ideas and allow managers to respond with systematic feedback. Enter Ideanote.

Ideanote enables organisations to:

By Signe Hansen  |  Photos: Yussuf Ahmed

Managers in large corporations are often too detached from day-to-day operations to be aware of the small changes that can make a great difference. Hence, they need input from their employees – but unfortunately many companies have no procedure for submitting ideas, while others have procedures so complicated and bureaucratic that only the most tenacious persevere. In 2015, the three founders of Ideanote, Jesper Juel Jensen, Andreas Mehlsen and Rune Mehlsen, set forward to change this by creating the Ideanote service. “We began by talking to lots of employees, asking them what the problem was when it comes to contributing ideas,” explains Jensen. “One of the challenges we found was that a lot of employees felt unhappy because they weren’t listened to. It’s not about necessarily executing all ideas, but 34  |  Issue 100  |  May 2017

and Saxo as well as the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), which has just started working with Ideanote on a large project.

about providing regular feedback on the input that they come with.” By providing a simple, flexible and intuitive service for employees to submit ideas and managers to provide feedback, Ideanote allows for both general knowledge sharing and specific problem solving. One of the companies that have integrated Ideanote into the creative work environment is the mobile phone service provider Callme. “Ideanote made it easy for our employees to share ideas. They just have to write it and press send,” says Callme project manager Cindie Horn. “People are both motivated and inspired, and we can optimise our processes and ensure customer satisfaction at the same time. It’s a win-win.” Among other organisations to have integrated Ideanote’s service are Just Eat

- Invite their workforce to solve a set challenge or challenges. - Inspire ideation and innovation by creating a forum where everyone can and are encouraged to suggest ideas and changes. - Integrate idea and knowledge sharing in the everyday work life through a simple and intuitive tool. - Make the most of employees’ and managers’ skills and knowledge. - Evaluate ideas. Allow participants to rank, discuss and amend ideas. - Receive relevant feedback. With a few clicks, ideas can be shared with relevant stakeholders to allow for instant feedback. Ideanote is cloud-based, requires no installation and works on a subscription basis.

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