Innoduel allows you to forget about sticky notes, cut your workshops in half, and radically increase employee engagement.
Think about the problem you’re trying to solve and frame it into an open-ended question, like “How would you like to improve our office?” or “What topics would you like us to discuss in the upcoming monthly meeting?”.
Create a new Innoduel arena to get your team on board! Simply invite everyone to answer the question and make sure to give them enough time to post new answers and vote between existing ones.
As a result, you’ll get a prioritized list of the answers and a ton of new ideas. Now you have all the information you need to make the decisions that affect your team. Just remember to communicate those decisions!
Boost employee engagement: Employee engagement is a marathon, not a sprint. Innoduel allows you to gather actionable feedback and ideas every day – no matter where your team members are. Taking part in day-to-day decision making increases employee engagement, and we all know what that means: even more great ideas.
Make better decisions: Top-down management is so 1992. Innoduel gives a voice to your team members, and provides you with a democratically prioritized list of answers to your question. Even if you choose to move forward with an idea that didn’t make it to the list, you’ll be able to better communicate the decision to your team.
To invite participants to an arena, simply send them a link through the channel of your choice: email, intranet, Slack, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp… You name it!
You can create a link to the arena in the Innoduel admin portal. There are two ways to do this:
You can now paste and send the link to anyone you want.
All answers will eventually end up on the arena ranking list. However, only the answers that have appeared in the voting mode six times or more will be ranked. The answers that have been shown in the comparison mode less than six times will be displayed below the ranking list in a random order.
What happens to an answer immediately after a participant has submitted it depends on the arena mode:
If you can’t see a newly added answer in the “voting” or “collecting and voting” mode, the reason could be one of the following:
If the arena allows voting (i.e. the arena is in the “voting” or “collecting and voting” mode), all submitted answers will start competing with each other.
The answers are shown in random pairs, and the participant will be asked to choose their preferred answer.
In the “collecting and voting” mode, the Innoduel algorithm favors newer answers to make sure that they get enough visibility.
As a result of the voting, you’ll get a prioritized list of the all the answers. The ranking order is based on the win rate percentage.
With Innoduel’s smart ranking algorithm, the participants don’t have to go through every possible answer combination. Instead, the final ranking will reflect the collective opinion of all participants.
Innoduel works on any device with an internet connection and a browser. The platform was designed mobile-first, so it works beautifully on any mobile phone larger than the iPhone 5.
Here are some basic guidelines for creating a great question:
Whether you’re an admin user or a participant, the same guidelines apply:
Everyone with a link to the arena can submit answers. That includes the invited participants as well as the admin users.
However, answers can only be submitted to an arena that is in the “collecting” or “collecting and voting” mode.
Yes. Participants are never asked to register or log in – all they need is a link to the arena. All answers are collected anonymously.
The duration depends on the arena mode (collecting, voting, collecting & voting) and the total number of answers participants have given.
Voting between 3 pairs will take about 15 seconds, while thinking about your answer might take a few minutes.
If an arena is open for longer than a week, you are typically asked to participate more than once. This is because new answers will be added every day and you will be invited to do an another round of voting. As a rule of thumb, the 1st time will take longer than the 2nd and the 3rd ones.
Once again, the answer is: it depends.
For example, in a workshop or meeting you can gather and rank ideas in less than 10 minutes.
However, you can also keep an Innoduel arena active for months or even years at a time. For example, the platform can be used as your development team’s backlog. Just ask the question: “How should we improve the product?” and pick the highest ranking features on your to-do list. Once a feature has been published, simply mark it as “passive” on the admin panel to make room for new ideas.
You can turn on premoderation from the admin panel’s “advanced settings” section.
When premoderation is on, all new answers will appear as “passive”, which means that the participants can’t see them.
To change the status of an answer from “passive” to “active”, move your mouse over the arena on the admin panel homepage and select “moderate”. In this view you can control the status of individual answers.
The changes will happen in real-time, which means that the active answers will start competing immediately.
Absolutely. Simply move your mouse over the right arena on the homepage of the admin panel and select “results”. Now click the “share report” button on the top right corner of the page, which will open a pop-up window with a shareable link.
Select “copy link” from the pop-up window. You can now share the link to the real-time results with anyone.