What do you like best?
The introduction of Sideways 6 in my company enabled a new way of working, allowing the whole organisation (globally) to quickly and easily share their ideas throughout our business. What appealed to us was the focus on the key three pillars of our organisation: ideation, insights and innovation. We're a consultancy based on London, UK and our clients depend on us to be their creative arm; Sideways 6 allows us to become more profitable, by sharing ideas for new projects, new ideas around the office, new ideas within the industry, in one central location. It also helps our organisation be more engaged with our employees; peoples voices are actually heard.
What do you dislike?
We were concious about implementing the solution and thought to ourselves, it is enough? The success of the implementation is measured by converting ideas into actionable movements and how effectively a persons voice is heard. Perhaps our only dislike is the lack of analytical features supporting the application. However, we have regular contact with the team at Sideways 6 and the account managers say they this is part of a next release.
Recommendations to others considering the product
If you are looking to transform your internal business processes and introduce a new idea management tool focused on your people, the Sideways 6 should certainly be considered.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We have solved a number of business problems, perhaps the largest is the way we log time sheets. We had a big problem with teams not updating their time sheets. The business challenged the employees to voice their opinion, since we have released a new time sheet programme into the business and are using a new tool (thank-god!) to make things easier.
We had a number of problems around internal announcements; many of the teams felt they were not receiving information as others were. We made changes to our Intranet and made sure that HR Teams broadcast information on a fair scale.