The usual practice is to create a suggestion box for new innovations and leave it open to everyone interested in the new ideas. Let us make it in a different way.
The usual practice is to create an online suggestion box for new innovations and leave it fully accessible to everyone interested in the new ideas. This seems to work well at some highly esteemed places (like here at MIX). However, innovators inside the organization often long for certain exclusivity. The full access of the non-innovative minds to the innovation ideas may inhibit further innovation submissions, especially in the long run.
Let the innovators in the organization form a club. Membership is granted for a limited time and continued membership is earned by contributing new ideas and commenting on others. Non-members have visibility of the proposed innovations to drive curiosity and interest to join the club. Additionaly, let us leverage the fact that people visiting an organization, be it for a week or just for an hour, have a different perspective compared to employees. Visitors can join innovation club and participate through an application on their smartphone.
Moreover, the managed privacy strategy and other tools may be adopted for this club as well, aiming to de-risk the innovation process i.e. prevent social penalisation and unwanted "sticky finger" effects (social contamination) of the innovation ideas. For the more detailed description and comments on this tool please see the HACK: MINORITY REPORT: TOOLS TO OVERCOME THE INNOVATION DIVIDE here at MIX.
This idea encourages and drives individual involvement and fosters a permanent innovation ecology in an organization..
IFS™ (OMX STO: IFS): This concept of mine was selected as the winning idea of the first IFS™ Innovation Award.
 WINNER OF IFS™ INNOVATION AWARD ANNOUNCED. IFS Press Release, Linkoping, Sweden, 10/15/2012.