Don’t be afraid to report out the data: cost savings and efficiencies captured in metrics can be the ‘hard information’ that convinces employees and external stakeholders alike that innovation is working. At Kiewit, the Innovation Team reports monthly to the Innovation Steering Committee on several measures. Measures include the number of innovations submitted through the Spiget, sponsoring implementation and funding for select innovations and the returns on implemented innovations. Measurement tracking is simple and effective. Microsoft Office products are updated and maintained regularly by the Innovation Team to track the returns (hours or cost savings, reduced environmental impact, etc) of Kiewit innovations.