Innovation is a global business need, no matter your industry or market. As the world’s business climate becomes increasingly competitive, organizations in a huge range of industries are looking for brand-new solutions to emerging problems. From budget cuts to disruptive competitors, threats to old ways of working are driving progressive companies to implement rigorous innovation management strategies and embrace change.
Foremost among them is Eversheds Sutherland. Eversheds is a global top-15 legal practice and winner of the Legal Services Innovation Awards, as well as the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award. In fact, innovation is an integral part of their company DNA. It’s one of the business’ six core values and a central driver of their success over the past 30 years.
“Innovation has always been an integral part of our business and we have a long-standing and strong reputation in this area. As our scale and reach grow, we want to continue to drive innovation across the business.” – Lee Ranson, co-CEO, Eversheds Sutherland
Eversheds were searching for a way to connect change makers across their 66 offices around the world and needed an intuitive platform that would facilitate an end-to-end innovation management process. After spending some time learning everything we could about Eversheds, we road-tested the Idea Drop platform at the June 2018 Partner Conference to a great reception from stakeholders. Eversheds Sutherland has now rolled the platform out globally, giving every employee the chance to collaborate on solutions to every challenge, big or small.
“The beauty of Idea Drop is its simplicity and inclusivity – it allows everyone to be a part of making change happen, regardless of their role or geographical location.” – Lee Ranson, co-CEO, Eversheds Sutherland
Global Innovation Journey - Eversheds Sutherland and Idea Drop
James Grice, Innovation Lead at Eversheds Sutherland talks about their journey to creating and embedding an innovation culture across the firms by using leading idea management software Idea Drop.
Idea Drop’s unique, social media-style interface means that sharing and commenting on ideas is extremely accessible to everyone in the business. Every user sees a bespoke news feed based on the users they are following and their role within the platform. This allows them to progress ideas through a unique pipeline workflow as ideas develop and come to fruition. Moderators and administrators can even set special challenges and rewards to encourage teams to tackle the most urgent issues facing your business, helping you to achieve your strategic goals. All ideas are sorted and ranked using our singular artificial intelligence system so the best solutions are always easy to find and progress.
No matter your industry or business, Idea Drop can be configured to work in line with your existing change management systems. We’ve worked with everyone from Anglo American to the Metropolitan Police, the Holiday Inn and the British Post Office to help them scale innovation programmes organisation-wide. For Eversheds Sutherland, global implementation of Idea Drop is the crucial first step in an extensive roll out that will change the way they operate in the legal market:
“Ultimately, we intend to use Idea Drop together with clients, providing another way we can work together on innovative ways to deliver our services with the value and quality needed in today’s global economy.” – Mark Wasserman, co-CEO, Eversheds Sutherland
If innovation is key to unlocking the potential of your business, get in touch with us today to discover how we can help. The power to overcome your biggest business challenges may already be at your fingertips.
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