Use the creative potential and new ideas from employees and design the future of the company: The Microsoft SharePoint-based innovation management app, Mydea, is built on Microsoft Azure and involves the employees – from generating and developing ideas to putting them into practice. Every contribution becomes valuable with crowd funding, gamification and social media mechanisms. This raises the motivation of the employees and adds to a sustainable innovation culture.
Norderstedt, January 11, 2017 – Microsoft Gold partner, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, announced a new Microsoft SharePoint-based app, Mydea, for the optimization of innovation management. Built on Microsoft Azure, Mydea helps companies increase their innovation power by using the creative potential of their workforce. With Mydea, every idea counts. Employees, partners and customers evaluate and select the ideas by assessing suggestions, conceiving realization projects in chosen teams and, in the end, funding the projects by crowd funding in a virtual currency. Management inputs only from a strategic point of view on ideas and projects.
The process is transparent from generating to realizing ideas and thus increases the employees' involvement. Further incentives come from crowd funding and gamification. While the opportunity to co-design the future of the company encourages the entrepreneurial spirit of the individuals, the gaming mechanisms motivate people through rankings, levels, badges and gathering experience. “Collaboratively developing ideas should create sustainable innovation projects out of sudden inspirations from individual employees and the aggregated knowledge of the company,” said Oliver Albers, vice president, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul at Lufthansa Industry Solutions.
The collaboration platform, based on SharePoint, presents the process operations in a simple and transparent fashion. Companies may expand the simple default architecture individually with additional SharePoint components. The solution is available via the Office Store. Individual adjustments are made by Lufthansa Industry Solutions for their clients.
“SharePoint empowers our customers to discover, share and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device,” Rob Howard, director of Office 365 Ecosystem, Microsoft Corp. “We’re pleased to see Lufthansa Industry Solutions support our customers with the Mydea application for innovation.”
In the end, LHIND supports you in searching an innovation strategy as well as in defining an appropriate innovation process in order to be able to establish a sustainable innovation culture in the company.
About Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Lufthansa Industry Solutions is a service provider for IT consulting and system integration. This subsidiary of Lufthansa supports its customers in the digital transformation of their companies. The customer base includes not only companies within Lufthansa Group, but also more than 200 companies in a variety of industries. Lufthansa Industry Solutions emerged from Lufthansa Systems AG on April 1, 2015. The Norderstedt-based company employs more than 1,200 people at several branches in Germany, Switzerland, and the USA.