Every year, Fulton Hogan release their Annual Innovation Report. This year, UiRevolution was featured along with our Blue Skies innovation portal. The following is a transcript of the published article.
Fulton Hogan with UiRevolution has developed a new system to capture and share innovation.
With 6,500 people spread across Australasia, one of the biggest hurdles we faced was improving communication and collaboration.
Blue Skies is a multi-faceted communication and interaction tool. Initially released via Salesforce as an idea dumping ground it has been redesigned with our partner, UiRevolution, to form a complete database of every innovation, big or small, that has delivered value for our people and our customers. Key benefits include:
- Blue Skies enables the ability to capture and share innovations, comment on and like ideas; upload photos, drawings and documents; apply for funding; and search through existing ideas to solve current issues onsite. Blue Skies can also be used to recognise individuals who conveyed an idea, or developed a new product or service.
- Blue Skies is unique in that it makes innovation accessible. Our teams can contribute, view, or share at any time from multiple touch points where they work, rest or play. Blue Skies is on any web-capable phone, from every desktop, as an iPad application, available on kiosks in our lunch rooms and reception areas, and even formatted for the big screen televisions in our boardrooms.
- Blue Skies improves engagement around innovation, therefore, encouraging the development of a culture where innovation is seen as business as usual. Improved engagement means more ideas are developed and embedded in the business to improve productivity, safety, environmental sustainability, business performance, and delivers increased value to our customers.
- Blue Skies is also utilised to run our internal awards. It drives update of our awards by making them accessible to a wider audience and by providing real-time feedback directly from the judge to the entrant.
Blue Skies for Our Customers
Blue Skies kiosks are located in Fulton Hogan regional offices and are now available for our customers.
Already up and running in the Invercargill City Council and Southland District Council, these kiosks give our customers direct access to all innovations that have been developed and trialled on site.
Enabling our customers to raise a challenge
Do you have a challenge that you would like to put forward to our people to solve? Within Blue Skies we have added in a challenge space, where any challenge can be made visible to our people with the end goal of solving our customers' biggest problems. These challenges are visible for entry for a set period of time or until the challenge has had successful resolution, with the top entries being assessed by the business for development and trial. Challenge winners receive a certificate, presented by the regional manager, and a voucher for Mitre 10, as recognition of their idea.
If you have a challenge you would like to put forward or an innovation you would like to add to Blue Skies, email the innovation team at firstname.lastname@example.org.