Raising Employee IQ

Ten ways to raise every employee’s innovation quotient



Innovation performance management (IPM) is mostly discussed at the business level. But there are many ways to improve the innovation quotient (IQ) of individual employees and drive up the corporate IQ through innovation portals. Ventana Research recommends that companies serious about innovation portals and generating innovation from the bottom up consider these ten ways to raise employee IQ.


People generate innovation, so bottom-up innovation generation depends on every employee being equipped to innovate in order to raise their innovation quotient. A corporate innovation portal helps to act as a focus for innovation efforts and benefits from offering personal content to better engage individual employees. Ventana Research suggests there are at least ten inexpensive ways to raise the IQ of every employee and consequently place responsibility on those employees to help raise the overall corporate IQ via an innovation portal.