innovation lab

Stimulate Competition

In the Google and Kiewit case studies, healthy competition among personnel is a powerful driver of innovation. At Kiewit, the Spigot ideation platform provides a way for employees to track who is generating the best ideas. Spigot awards points to employees based on how many ideas and how many votes they submit.  Kiewit employees are competitive about where they are in the innovation rankings and the top point scorer is rewarded at the Annual Technology Summit with a plaque.  At Google, innovation is rewarded by compensation and promotion. These forces are a powerful motivator for innovation.