About Idea Connection Systems®
Idea Connection Systems® is a trusted global innovation consulting firm that focuses on the human element of innovation.
Idea Connection Systems® was founded in 1988. Our beginnings come from an intense desire to bring a clearer understanding of how innovation happens within organizations. Central to understanding innovation and its impact on any organization is to truly understand and embrace the human element of an organization. Idea Connection Systems® works with our clients to implement innovation systems, which assist them to leverage and integrate all their potential talent within in the organization.
To serve and partner with our clients in their creation of new.
Our team comes from a wide range of backgrounds and has been assembled to provide exceptional service in the unique area in which we work.
Our vision is to continue to be the premier innovative partner among industrial, governmental, educational, and non-for-profit leaders in their quest to leverage human assets to create financial and social wealth.
Our Core Values
Idea Connection Systems® is driven by a set of underlying values that shape how we work with each other and with our partners.
- Passion: energy, impact, excitement, adventure
- Competency: quality, excellence, continuous learning, synthesis
- Trust: intimacy, integrity, honesty, respect
- Service: self-responsibility, mutual responsibility cooperation, discipline
- Balance: spiritual path with practical feet, family work, community service, self
We believe in the principle of the double bottom line. We are all familiar with the “first” bottom line: profit. Businesses create profits that are then used to create more new business, new jobs and profit sharing. Profits can also be invested in the community to create “social capital” through and for civic, educational and religious institutions. Social capital can be defined as community connectedness, a network or a web of trusting relationships in a community, that make it possible for everyone to gain access to new opportunities to participate in the business enterprises that provide jobs and create new wealth. Social capital is the “second” bottom line, which is funded by business and philanthropy. Both forms of capital – financial and social – feed each other to build profitable businesses and vibrant communities.
We believe that Idea Connection Systems® must behave as partners in our client’s business to help them achieve the greatest level of success. This requires that we have a personal relationship with our clients based on mutual trust and respect and have personal ownership in the program. Many of our client relationships turn into bonds of long-term friendship.