2021 Crowdsourced Innovation Report

IdeaScale

In 2021, we expect to see faster turnaround times on ideas, even faster growth in departments focused directly on innovation, more engagement from leaders, and a shift to transformational and adjacent change in innovation strategy.

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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?

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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?

How to Ensure Crowdsourcing Works for Product Innovation

InnovationManagement

Many enterprise organizations use crowdsourcing to find ideas in their blind spots - but how do you launch your first crowdsourcing challenge, and what sorts of questions do you ask?

How to Conquer Distance with Collaboration

IdeaScale

As a result of their Frontline 2020 initiative, the WAP feels more connected and collaborative than ever. The kilometers between are hardly noticeable with the centralized digital meeting spot to recommend better ways of working, solutions to problems, and collaborate with fellows—regardless of physical location. Case Study IdeaScale collaboration crowdsourcing crowdsourcing innovation employee engagement engagement government innovation Innovation

The Three Challenges of Crowdsourced Innovation

InnovationManagement

IdeaScale has recently acquired Betterific, a crowdsourcing platform that engages a community of 18,000+ creative problem solvers, design thinkers, and ideators to help you come up with your next big idea. Collaborative Innovation Open Innovation Crowdsourcing Ideation

7 Incentives to Increase Participation in a Crowdsourced Innovation Program

InnovationManagement

Every year, one question tops all the others that our customers might bring to us: how do I increase engagement in my innovation community? The post 7 Incentives to Increase Participation in a Crowdsourced Innovation Program appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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?

How Crowdsourced Innovation Bolsters Employee Engagement

Planview

Scott Raskin, CEO at Spigit, recently wrote an article for HR Daily Advisor that covered five key drivers for employee engagement, and how crowdsourced innovation can help. While crowdsourced innovation is instrumental in helping companies find new growth and improvement opportunities, organizations are also recognizing the huge impact that it can have in fostering a culture of engagement and inclusion. Traditional tools and engagement methods are missing the mark.

5 Innovation Engagement Best Practices

IdeaScale

Not every innovation program has developed the communications skill set necessary to engage a global workforce or customer base in sharing ideas, developing ideas, and collaborating. And if you’re not investing in communications, then you’re not maximizing the value of your crowdsourced innovation community. That’s why we get a lot of questions about how to run a successful innovation engagement campaign.

Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA

IdeaScale

Learn innovation and crowdsourcing strategy from NASA. Do you want to know the secrets for success through internal crowdsourcing and innovation storytelling? NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation — a crowdsourcing platform — unveiled their best practices for approaches to problem-solving on a recent webinar in a move to share what they’ve learned to help others. NASA crowdsourced for ideas about what would be good incentives for workers.

Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

Happy workers aren’t just more productive, but they are more loyal to team and business, more innovative in an environment that lets them feel safe to experiment and risk failure, and they are more collaborative. How can creative collaboration help “value, attention, and credibility” to the parts of a partnership? What have been some particularly successful collaborations you’ve seen or taken part in? For sure crowdsourcing ideas is valuable.

4 Myths About Crowdsourcing Innovation

Planview

You might have heard that crowdsourcing innovation is really hard to manage. Here are 4 crowdsourcing myths you’ve probably heard — and why you shouldn’t let them stop you from giving it a try. Crowdsourcing Ideas Leads to Mob Mentality. But, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workforce report , organizations experience a 240% rise in performance-related business outcomes when both customers and employees are actively contributing to collaborative innovation.

Identifying the Value of Crowdsourcing: A Talk with Dr. Zoe Szajnfarber

IdeaScale

One method for practicing open innovation is through crowdsourcing, the process of sharing ideas across industries to solve a common problem. Though the collaborators came from very different industries, the same idea could be applied to multiple uses due to similarities in the approach.

Crowdsourced Innovation: How Enterprises Generate Explosive Employee Engagement

Planview

For companies looking to grow and expand, the lack of engaged employees is a significant problem that can wreak havoc on long-term success. However, what Gallup’s research shows is that traditional approaches to engaging employees are not as effective as they once were. Why are engaged employees important you may be wondering? Further Gallup research has found that companies with engaged employees outperform those who don’t by 202%. Crowdsourcing

Spigit Customer Spotlight: Crowdsourcing Safety with PUSD’s InnovationU

Planview

Crowdsourcing innovation is one of today’s most powerful tools for effecting real, lasting change. It was exactly this benefit that led the Poway Unified School District of California to develop their InnovationU program, backed by Spigit , to crowdsource ideas for improving the safety and security of all students and staff district-wide. Crowdsourcing Safety Solutions from Unexpected Sources.

How Crowdsourcing is Shaping the Future of Digital Interaction

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is quickly evolving and gaining notoriety in the business world. According to a study performed by the company Eyeka in 2014, in the past 10 years, 85% of the top global brands have used crowdsourcing efforts within their company. Interacting digitally through crowdsourcing is the quickest way this can be done. A growing service among a variety of industries, crowdsourcing is the next step for your company when it comes to extra support.

Build Your Career by Sharing a Crowdsourced Idea

IdeaScale

Moderators say it’s a powerful tool for employee engagement and collaboration. He says surprising things happen when you pull together a multidisciplinary group to crowdsource ideas. “It’s Stearns’ story is a great example of this sort of crowdsourced product development. It showcases how they’re thinking about crowdsourcing and innovation as part of their daily routine. The post Build Your Career by Sharing a Crowdsourced Idea appeared first on IdeaScale.

16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

Hutch Carpenter

In this post, I want to focus on another type of innovation initiative: Collaborative Innovation. A good way to think about Collaborative Innovation is that it integrates social and crowdsourcing principles: A definition I use for this approach: Collaborative Innovation is defined as activities organizations use to improve their rates of innovation and problem solving by more effectively leveraging the diverse ideas and insights of employees, customers and partners.

How Do You Uncover Unseen Problems?

InnovationManagement

Collaborative Innovation community engagement Crowdsourcing outreach Problem Solving problem sourcing social mediaAnyone who works in the problem definition space knows the pitfalls of hidden issues.

Capgemini’s Top 3 Takeaways for Crowdsourcing Innovation

Planview

This week, Corey Glickman, the Global Lead of Rapid Design & Visualization at Capgemini, joined the Spigit team to discuss how and why Capgemini is crowdsourcing innovation to power their $14B business. If you think that it’s challenging to create business impact from crowdsourcing, or are just too wary to give it a try, you’ll want to catch a recap of this webinar (full recording below). Crowdsourcing Innovation Creates an Engaged Community.

5 Things You Need to Know About Collaborative Innovation Software

Planbox

Collaborative innovation software brings purpose, focus, and structure to collaboration to help you turn ideas into commercial value. Understanding the importance of collaboration really is a no-brainer: people and business units alike need to share information and work together.

From Consumer to Collaborator: A Look at Open Innovation

IdeaScale

Because it invests customers in product development, it can also be useful from a marketing perspective or if you want to use crowdsourcing, but don’t want to deal with the downsides of the entire internet having a vote on your product. Open innovation starts with an engaged, interested customer base. The post From Consumer to Collaborator: A Look at Open Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale. Connect with your most important customers.

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?

Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work

Qmarkets

” As a former Googler, Mayer knew that innovation requires collaboration, and both thrive on serendipity. They are believed to play a central role in the development of new collaborative partnerships that are crucial for sustained corporate innovation process. crowdsourcing ?as

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?

This is How Crowdsourcing Innovation Works (6 Steps)

Planview

Confused by crowdsourcing? In a nutshell of 6 easy steps, this is how crowdsourcing innovation works. Depending on the size of your crowd and the engagement tactics you’ve put in place, the influx of ideas could resemble a waterfall or behave like a leaky faucet. Chances are, once suggestions start pouring in, it’ll be hard to stop people from collaborating, commenting, tweaking, and continuing to submit new or modified solutions.

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. It suggests interacting with broader groups of stakeholders and it builds collaborative community engagement around specific challenges and issues: ideas and input flow into organisations from outside and smart, innovative solutions are easily generated. How does crowdsourcing differ? Blog co-creation crowdsourcing open innovation

What Innovation Funnel Should I Use?

InnovationManagement

Collaborative Innovation Open Innovation Crowdsourcing customer engagement customer experience Employee Engagement innovation funnel process improvement Product Development workplace experience

Using Innovation to Improve Your McKinsey Organizational Health Index Score

InnovationManagement

2020 proved just how important our relationships to banks and credit unions are as they worked to rapidly respond to the changing financial needs of their customers. The post Using Innovation to Improve Your McKinsey Organizational Health Index Score appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Iowa Department of Transportation Selects Qmarkets Platform for Cross-Functional Idea Crowdsourcing Initiative

Qmarkets

Their goal is to crowdsource ideas from their stakeholders, both internal and external to DOT, to increase engagement and transparency throughout the agency. link] The Iowa DOT Idea Crowdsourcing website for users to suggest new and innovative ideas to improve transportation in Iowa.

Using Crowdsourced Innovation in the Real World

Planview

One way to do that is through crowdsourced innovation. The good news is that you can prevent this slump from happening by looking for ideas beyond the boardroom, crowdsourcing employees, partners, and customers for innovative ideas and solutions. In this article, we’re going to look at crowdsourced innovation and how it can enhance your organization. Crowdsourcing Innovation Effectively. This is where crowdsourced innovation can help. Crowdsourcing

A Look Back at Crowdsourced Innovation in 2020

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing can influence innovation. According to a 2017 survey, 86% of companies who incorporate crowdsourcing in the workplace cite employee engagement as a top priority. IdeaScale has put together an infographic showing crowdsourced year-in numbers for 2020.

Strategic Planning – 10 Keys to Collaborative Strategy

BrainZooming

Success factors in strategic planning and creating collaborative strategy were the central topics we tackled on an edition of Smart Companies Radio, hosted by Kelly Scanlon, the owner of Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc., It was a pleasure to talk with Kelly about the impact of collaborative strategy on strategic planning, a topic she and I have discussed off the air many times over the past few years. 10 Keys to Collaborative Strategy and Strategic Planning.

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. You’re no doubt already familiar with using your Qmarkets platform to engage your employees on a companywide basis.

11/18 WEBINAR: Driving Digital Innovation through Crowdsourcing

Planview

That’s where crowdsourcing comes in. A Quick Tip About Demonstrating Value in Crowdsourcing. Remember that: When engaged as part of a crowd, employees will always spend time on the ideas and challenges that are meaningful , either in terms of moving the business forward or improving the customer experience. Spigit and 451 Research on Driving Digital Innovation through Crowdsourcing.

Charleston Police Department Launches Digital Citizen Engagement Platform

Qmarkets

Community engagement has been a major challenge across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. About Qmarkets Qmarkets has developed a reputation over the last 10 years for delivering one of the most comprehensive crowdsourcing software solutions in the world.

Digital Civic Engagement in the age of Covid-19, BLM, and Economic Recovery

Qmarkets

This year has given communities a lot to say and governments’ plenty to address, pushing civic engagement into the front of many minds. Why Exactly is Civic Engagement Important? Expanding participation to include the marginalized will p ositively increase an engaged citizenship.

Five Questions to Ask When Planning a Crowdsourcing Challenge

Yet2

While it may not be every company’s initial plan of action, it can lead to incredibly successful results and collaborations. Once you know who your target audience is, how do you engage them in participating? No matter what you award the winners, it is important to set incentives that both entice qualified submitters and provide the challenge sponsor the latitude to engage with winners in a beneficial way. Insight challenge crowdsource scouting yet2

Digital Civic Engagement in the age of Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter, and Economic Recovery

Qmarkets

This year has given communities a lot to say and governments’ plenty to address, pushing civic engagement into the front of many minds. Why Exactly is Citizen Engagement Important? Expanding participation to include the marginalized will positively increase an engaged citizenship.

Spigit Product Release Employe Engagement

Planview

Meanwhile, research shows that investments made by organizations to increase employee engagement have barely had an impact over the last 15 years. $7 7 trillion in costs and employee engagement stagnation for the past 15 years…the status quo isn’t working for companies to say the least. From turnover to absenteeism, businesses are suffering from the lack of engagement from their employees a different approach needs to be taken to stop the bleeding.

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. In fact, research shows that 86% of values-based recognition programs lead to increased engagement.

Crowdsourcing Continuous Improvement: Kaizen Principles and Practices for Amplifying Excellence

Qmarkets

These involve 'sorting' business practices (removing unnecessary actions or waste), setting the optimal practices in the best order within workflows, inspecting and improving what works ("shining"), and finally standardising and sustaining these optimised procedures Having a crowdsourcing platform in place can help streamline the continuous improvement process , and make implementing Kaizen principles and practices far more efficient.