Elisa's Idea box

Elisa's Idea box

A toolkit to help Elisa's employees validate the business potential of their ideas

In summer 2016, I designed a DIY toolkit to help Elisa employees test if their ideas have business potential or not. Designed with clear instructions and canvasses, it combined design thinking and lean startup approaches. It was also accompanied by a governance model that allowed managers in Elisa make appropriate funding and strategic decisions on the ideas, while according transparency of the process and outcome to the employees who used the Idea box.

The toolkit has been piloted with 12 employees in the software services business unit.

Keywords: employee innovation, business design, organisational transformation, service design, front end innovation, toolkit, design thinking, lean startup