Employee driven innovation

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Creating organization wide impact through individual initiative. Hackdays and [in]cubator at LinkedIn via @prchg

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  • Where are all these innovations coming from?Who are the innovators and what makes them so special?
  • I believe that we are all innovators..
  • I believe that we are all innovators.. We innovate everyday in small and big ways to get through our daily lives.Using scotch tape
  • Talk about the benefits.Keepupto date with technologyMeet fresh talentDiscover technology trendsIncrease morale
  • Where are all these innovations coming from?Who are the innovators and what makes them so special?
  • Before we try and answer that question, lets step back for a moment.. Are we asking the right question?
  • Talk about the benefits.Keepupto date with technologyMeet fresh talentDiscover technology trendsIncrease morale
  • Before we try and answer that question, lets step back for a moment.. Are we asking the right question?
  • Talk about the benefits.Keepupto date with technologyMeet fresh talentDiscover technology trendsIncrease morale
  • Before we try and answer that question, lets step back for a moment.. Are we asking the right question?
  • Employee driven innovation

    1. Employee Driven InnovationCreating organization wide impactthrough individual initiative
    2. About me Prachi Gupta Hackday Master [in]cubator co-founder Women in Technology co-founder Engineering Manager at LinkedIn  Twitter: @prchg  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/prachigupta
    3. Outline • Innovation Basics • Innovation at LinkedIn• Jump start you own cycle
    4. Let’s talk about innovation
    5. innovation = invention ?
    6. Invention:Creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time.
    7. Innovation: Improving on or make significantcontribution to an existing product, process or service.
    8. InventionMicroprocessor
    9. Invention Microprocessor InnovationSmart phones
    10. InventionGlue Paper
    11. Invention Glue Paper InnovationPost-it notes
    12. Who is an innovator ?
    13. You can’t get the right answer if you are asking the wrong question.
    14. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstien
    15. Everybody may not be an inventor, but we are all innovators
    16. sounds great, but …
    17. So how do we make innovation a habit ?
    18. Let me tell you the story of Hackday and [in]cubator programs at Linke dIn
    19. This is the story of scalable, best-of-breed methods for driving innovation
    20. This is the story of transformation:of your career, company and the world
    21. Outline• Internal hackdays• Public hackdays• LinkedIn [in]cubator
    22. Internal Hackdays
    23. “A hack is a quick and dirty solution to a real world problem. It’s never perfect orcomplete, but it’s almost always clever and insightful.”
    24. One Friday per month we have hackdayOpen to all LinkedIn employees
    25. Use the day to work on anything you wantSubmit your hack on an internal website
    26. Present the hack to the whole companyExecutive staff acts as Judges3 wins get you the title of Hackday Master
    27. www.linkedinlabs.comInternal hackday winners and experimental projects
    28. inMapsVisualize your professional network
    29. Year in Review See who changed jobs in the last year."The best networking email youll get all year" (CNN).
    30. M.O.C.H.A Skill translation and job search tool for VeteransPresented to Dr. Jill Biden & Aneesh Chopra (former US CTO)
    31. Public Hackdays
    32. eat hack sleep
    33. Year round events; variety of locations and themes http://hackday.linkedin.com/
    34. Open to hackers from all over the world24 hours non-stop hacking
    35. Food, Drinks & Yoga
    36. Industry leaders, investors and local celebrity judges
    37. Prizes!
    38. I built a great hack.How do I get it to production ?
    39. LinkedIn [in]cubator
    40. A chance to work exclusively on your idea for 1-3 months
    41. Created by a group of Hackday Masters
    42. [in]cubator History Motivation: an official path from hackday to production Inspired by startup incubators and accelerators Incorporates learnings from a number of other companies that had similar programs.
    43. [in]cubator was the first [in]cubator project
    44. Happens once per quarterOpen to all LinkedIn employees
    45. Submit proposals on internal [in]cubator site
    46. [in]cubator Proposal Description Team members Timeline Proof of concept or prototype Success metrics Risks, competitors Technical details
    47. No one will be ever be assigned to an [in]cubator project.Its up to the team to convince anyone they need to join.
    48. Top teams present to the execs
    49. Judging Criteria Impact: what value does this project bring to LinkedIn? Feasibility: how hard is this to build? What are the risks? Timeline: can v1 be done in 3 months? Team ability: can this team pull it off?
    50. Open to almost any type of project New products New revenue lines Internal tools Infrastructure/technology improvements HR processes New training programs Philanthropic programs
    51. Why all this matters Learning Motivation Innovation
    52. 1. Learning
    53. In a 24 hour hackday,you can learn more about building products and about yourself than in a year of university classes
    54. Hackday, [in]cubator = Learning Rapid prototyping New technologies, libraries, techniques Team formation, project management Trade-offs, scheduling, focus Sales pitch, design, marketing Stamina
    55. Hacking regularly will make you better at your job
    56. 2. Motivation
    57. Money can’t buy happiness
    58. Autonomy. Mastery. Purpose Dan Pink The surprising science of innovation
    59. Hackday, [in]cubator = Motivation You cant buy motivation For creative roles (programmers, designers), money reduces motivation (mo money, mo problems) Hackday and [in]cubator = happier, more motivated, and more productive employees
    60. 3. Innovation
    61. Genius is one percent inspiration,ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Edison
    62. Hackday, [in]cubator = Innovation All product development is trial and error Hackday and [in]cubator are trial and error at light speed Innovation is something you do, not something you have
    63. Final Thoughts
    64. Innovation is a process
    65. Even if not a single innovative projectever came out of hackday or [in]cubator, it would still be worth doing.
    66. Kickstart your own Innovation cycle Design a program cadence that works for you Get Executive and management sponsorship Create a place for sharing ideas and collaboration Have dedicated workspace for teams away from their regular desk Find out what works for the culture in your organization
    67. Give one day per month back to employees. It will pay for itself many times over.
    68. Thank You !- from me and my fellow Innovators at LinkedIn Email: praachee@gmail.com Twitter: @prchg @LinkedInEng

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