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So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing does have a real potential in my mind but does seem to have some formidable issues to work through, to be well understood and managed. Certainly, I think over time we will learn what works for us and what becomes leading practice, so we can become a lot clearer on crowdsourcing position and value to us, within our context, terms and circumstances. Continuing with my exploring crowdsourcing. Will crowdsourcing provide predictable outcomes?

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing does have a real potential in my mind but does seem to have some formidable issues to work through, to be well understood and managed. Certainly, I think over time we will learn what works for us and what becomes leading practice, so we can become a lot clearer on crowdsourcing position and value to us, within our context, terms and circumstances. Continuing with my exploring crowdsourcing. Will crowdsourcing provide predictable outcomes?

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Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. I wanted to step back a little and take a more measured look at crowdsourcing over three posts.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery. Crowdsourcing does have both the potential to point towards disrupting possibilities, extends the concept of open innovation into a wider source of participation from a diverse community not possible to reach by other means as effectively. I wanted to step back a little and take a more measured look at crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing must be a powerful concept then?

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. In fact, a number of organizations are now making the unconventional decision to collaborate with the very same people who are threatening them: their competitors. What’s more, collaboration on this level is beneficial for society as a whole.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. In fact, a number of organizations are now making the unconventional decision to collaborate with the very same people who are threatening them: their competitors. What’s more, collaboration on this level is beneficial for society as a whole.

Winners announced for the Civic Engagement Innovation Competition

Betterific

Our “ Hacking Civic Engagement ” Challenge was a first for us in many respects. And perhaps most importantly, it was the first time we crowdsourced a concept from beginning to end. With the help of Deloitte’s Pixel division we collaborated with Topcoder. Quick shoutout to the winners of the ideation competition: Luc Michaud (grand prize winner), Metro Power Yoga , Marla Goodman and Dennis Pitcock.

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

eZassi

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation? Crowdsourcing and co-creation is an essential arm of conducting smart business. How to channel your internal and external crowd for innovation, ideation and collaboration. What is the Goal of Crowdsourcing Innovation? Crowdsourcing for innovation also creates a space for unique collaborations and meetings of the mind that might not occur otherwise. What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

Innovating in community: does crowdsourcing yield bad ideas?

ideas4allinnovation

When we speak of crowdsourcing , we often highlight the advantages produced by a community with all the talent available around an organization, and by reinforcing connections with its various stakeholders. The post Innovating in community: does crowdsourcing yield bad ideas?

Open Innovation vs Crowdsourcing vs Co-creation

Wazoku

You are probably familiar with these buzzwords: crowdsourcing, open innovation and a more recent one, co-creation. With knowledge now widely distributed, companies cannot rely entirely on their own research, but should acquire inventions or intellectual property from other companies when it advances the business model (…) Competitive advantage now often comes from leveraging the discoveries of others. How does crowdsourcing differ?

Collaboration in the Time of the Coronavirus: How to Innovate Effectively During a Crisis

Qmarkets

Whatever disruptive challenges your company is facing, it is important to remember that your crowdsourcing platform can help you find a solution. All these benefits could contribute towards your business gaining a competitive edge during this uncertain period.

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The ability to tackle those larger societal problems within an ecosystem, or combine unique resources to overcome a complex challenge you are incapable of solving alone, do have greater potential in a collaborative adaptive system. Applying ecosystem thinking offers you the collaborative ability to extend beyond more traditional channels of delivery, or restricted to only utilizing your existing infrastructure.

9 Ways to Engage Your Crowd

Planview

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that crowdsourced innovation is extremely effective. But, to be successful, you must find the right approach to consistently — and repeatedly — engage your crowd. Here are 9 drivers (and examples) you should consider using to engage your crowd in your innovation efforts. This one appeals to the competitive nature that lies within all of us.

Engaging your community to future-proof your organisation

Wazoku

Engagement is a current hot topic and one of the solutions that’s being presented to organisations that want to be innovative. Engaging employees is great and can yield results, but it’s come to a point where organisations have to expand their communities to include external members. customers, partners, suppliers or even competitors, can all be invited to participate and collaborate in Co-creation Communities. Coca-Cola uses co-creation to crowdsource new marketing ideas.

Listening to your employees can give you more innovation, but also more engagement

ideas4allinnovation

Both those needs translate, and line up, within a corporate innovation program: gathering new ideas is very important, but what is even more important is finding the right ideas and getting employees to participate and become engaged in innovation. More engagement and talent recognition.

How to Promote a Culture of Employee Engagement Through Innovation

Planview

Business2Community recently published an article written by Spigit’s CEO, Scott Raskin, discussing how a focus on crowdsourced innovation can help drive employee engagement. The reality is, having engaged employees in today’s competitive business landscape is important now more than ever. This is why companies invest so much money on improving employee engagement – over $100 billion annually to be exact. Employee Engagement

Why is collaboration vital for innovation?

hackerearth

It is hard to put it any better—but there is rarely innovation that hasn’t its origins in collaboration. Innovation and collaboration aren’t separate. Collaboration drives innovation and value creation, thereby helping businesses create wealth. Why collaborate. Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. Distinct advantages of collaboration.

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification

IdeaScale

Gamification can take a number of forms, and draw from a number of tropes, especially when combined with crowdsourcing. And it absolutely works; it’s been found that gamification can increase engagement by up to 20%, regardless of the audience. First, make sure all competition is friendly and collaborative; it should make more sense to work together to solve a riddle or reach a goal than it should to compete against each other in your design.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

The use of crowdsourcing : the goal for me, is to engage and move the crowd towards a new direction, by encouraging out individual thinking and discovery, searching for combining these contributions; ones that lead to novel, new answers that move a challenge forward into a solution, one that has improved value over the existing. This is the third post on crowdsourcing that might offer some general background statements. Crowdsourcing can be powerful if harnessed well.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

The use of crowdsourcing : the goal for me, is to engage and move the crowd towards a new direction, by encouraging out individual thinking and discovery, searching for combining these contributions; ones that lead to novel, new answers that move a challenge forward into a solution, one that has improved value over the existing. This is the third post on crowdsourcing that might offer some general background statements. Crowdsourcing can be powerful if harnessed well.

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

Planview

Read these three in-depth industry reports to find out the new rules of the collaborative economy, why the United States is leading the way in turning customer feedback into innovative products, and what challenges are soon to crop up in crowdsourcing. The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy. Never before has it been easier (or more important) for leading brands to take advantage of the collaborative economy. There are trends, and then there are transformations.

Qmarkets Fall Product Release 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy

Qmarkets

Engaging Smart Recommendations. We want your users to spend more time engaging with the system in ways that make a bigger impact. You can assign tasks to owners, set their priority and due dates, manage their competition status, and have private discussions per task. These engaging project management features should make it easier than ever to ‘put the wheels in motion’ and make sure your valuable ideas don’t go to waste.

Qmarkets Fall Product Release 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy

Qmarkets

Engaging Smart Recommendations. We want your users to spend more time engaging with the system in ways that make a bigger impact. You can assign tasks to owners, set their priority and due dates, manage their competition status, and have private discussions per task. These engaging project management features should make it easier than ever to ‘put the wheels in motion’ and make sure your valuable ideas don’t go to waste.

Qmarkets Product Release Fall 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy…

Qmarkets

Engaging Smart Recommendations. We want your users to spend more time engaging with the system in ways that make a bigger impact. You can assign tasks to owners, set their priority and due dates, manage their competition status, and have private discussions per task. These engaging project management features should make it easier than ever to ‘put the wheels in motion’ and make sure your valuable ideas don’t go to waste.

How to Overcome Employee Engagement Barriers With a Continuous Improvement Program

Qmarkets

According to a recent poll by Gallup , only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. – where levels are the highest in the world – the rate for engagement has been stuck at around 30% for nearly a decade, growing from 29% in 2011 to 31% in 2017. Given the scale and cost of this stagnation, engagement has become a top issue for businesses and business leaders alike, pushing all industries towards an entirely new management model.

How to Turn your Employee Engagement Problem into a Continuous Improvement Solution

Qmarkets

According to a recent poll by Gallup , only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. – where levels are the highest in the world – the rate for engagement has been stuck at around 30% for nearly a decade, growing from 29% in 2011 to 31% in 2017. Given the scale and cost of this stagnation, engagement has become a top issue for businesses and business leaders alike, pushing all industries towards an entirely new management model.

Hacking Citizen Engagement – presented by Deloitte Pixel and Singularity University’s Global Summit

Betterific

It’s not everyday that you get to collaborate with the preeminent source for exponential thinking on an innovation challenge. We’re really excited to announce our newest innovation competition centered around hacking civic engagement. We’re working with Deloitte’s crowdsourcing practice, Pixel , and Singularity University. Bonus Prize: The top ideas will be mocked up in and developed in a competition at TopCoder.

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

We are moving towards a new management of innovation where ‘greater’ collaboration is fueling new business models built on platforms, formed around ecosystems of communities with vested interest, contributing and extracting value. We are evaluating and changing our existing focus from being closed up and having an exclusive internal orientation to innovation solutions, into ones that are having a far more open stance, more collaborative, open to external ideas and thinking.

Innovators – are you thinking about Ecosystems?

Paul Hobcraft

In opening up to managing within ecosystems you begin to see your ability to contribute and tackle societal problems within a collaborative system. You begin to see the power, scale and strength of having the collective collaborative ability to extend beyond more traditional thinking design. The future of collaborations can increasingly share previously idle or under-utilized assets. Business Ecosystem Trends by Deloitte.

Navigating the Make Versus Buy Decision: a Crowdsourced Check List

Planview

We crowdsourced the session. By crowdsourced, I mean each participant, first on their own, responded to the question of…. The engagement helped us to identify the most compelling ideas, overall. Idea #1: Is this a differentiating capability that provides competitive advantage? Idea #6: How can we best structure our partnership/collaboration activities to protect our core IP?

Navigating the Make Versus Buy Decision: a Crowdsourced Check List

Planview

We crowdsourced the session. By crowdsourced, I mean each participant, first on their own, responded to the question of…. The engagement helped us to identify the most compelling ideas, overall. Idea #1: Is this a differentiating capability that provides competitive advantage? Idea #6: How can we best structure our partnership/collaboration activities to protect our core IP?

Navigating the Make Versus Buy Decision: a Crowdsourced Check List

Planview

We crowdsourced the session. By crowdsourced, I mean each participant, first on their own, responded to the question of…. The engagement helped us to identify the most compelling ideas, overall. Idea #1: Is this a differentiating capability that provides competitive advantage? Idea #6: How can we best structure our partnership/collaboration activities to protect our core IP?

Navigating the Make Versus Buy Decision: a Crowdsourced Check List

Planview

We crowdsourced the session. By crowdsourced, I mean each participant, first on their own, responded to the question of…. The engagement helped us to identify the most compelling ideas, overall. Idea #1: Is this a differentiating capability that provides competitive advantage? Idea #6: How can we best structure our partnership/collaboration activities to protect our core IP?

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do” The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management (tackling a critical part of Six Sigma). The integrated framework was constructed in a collaboration with Jeffrey Phillips over at Ovo Innovation and then I added a post for building this integrated framework out from this by taking out specifically, the Business Case building as an important need.

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview

Either your organization is innovating or it’s getting swallowed up by the competition. An innovation program requires employee engagement, the fuel that will power the ideas generated and eventually the products or solutions developed. However, employee engagement is often stagnant, if not declining. How do you get employee engagement to get your company to meaningfully and strategically innovate? Crowdsourcing Employee Engagement Innovation

Are the crowd to be trusted?

100%Open

On March 17th, under the guidance of creative agency BlueStag, they launched a crowdsourcing competition using the hashtag #NameOurShip. Within hours the public had voted for it in their droves, leading to the competition website to crash under the weight of traffic. The ‘ Boaty saga’ inevitably poses some important questions about crowdsourcing, none more so than if you were going to ignore the will of the people, why ask them in the first place?

CO-CREATING FUTURE-FIT ORGANISATIONS

ImagineNation

In last month’s blog at ImagineNation we opened the door to a threshold for a new kind of co-creative, collaborative and cohesive team spirit to catalyse change through “innovation evangelism”.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

Capturing innovative ideas from employees at various levels, building an active and collaborative workforce, recognizing employees effort and communicating effectively with all stakeholders are the vital building blocks of innovation management. However, crowdsourcing innovation from employees can harness your organization’s creative ability besides your business growth.

The End of Open Innovation?

100%Open

Our clients are increasingly engaging with us because we’re a good match for their values, rather than hoping that some of our openness would somehow rub off on their people. As champions of open innovation, we believe that everyone should have the right tools, networks and mindset to collaborate effectively. For example, we’ve helped over 5,000 people discover their Collaboration Style and evaluated the readiness for open innovation of over 1,000 organisations.

Top 10 Features To Look in Any Idea Management Software

Acuvate

In today’s competitive world, it’s no secret that organizations struggle to come up with competent and innovative solutions to facilitate growth and stay ahead in the game. Using an idea management software to capture the idea pool emerging out of your organization is a key solution to ensure all your ideas are captured, identified, collaborated and evaluated. Crowdsourcing capabilities. Gamified Collaboration. Read More: Engage people through innovation management.

Innovating During and Post-Crisis: How to Keep the Momentum

IdeaScale

First, make sure to properly engage your employees at every step of the way. Remember, only around 41% of employees were actively engaged during 2020. Don’t forget to watch your competition too – they can offer an insight into opportunities you’re missing.

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Wazoku Featured In The Open Assembly Quarterly

Wazoku

Wazoku was featured in Open Assembly ‘s quarterly report, The State of Crowdsourcing. Get the report to learn: What is crowdsourcing and why use it in your organisation? How to begin or improve your crowdsourcing programme. Engaging them in a meaningful way may be challenging, but this crowdsourcing journey poses an exciting opportunity to radically rethink the way organisations collaborate.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Adopting digital transformation is the only way to stay ahead of the competition in today’s digital era. Among other domains which are taking their best bite in the digital transformation are tools and applications in the field service sector, predictive maintenance, and crowdsourcing. Innovation practices can enable organizations to build a more advanced, unique and sustainable collaborative culture fostering digital transformation.