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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?

Innovation in Media – Renowned Swiss Publishing House Launches Qmarkets’ Idea Management Platform After Successful Pilot

Qmarkets

Somedia – one of the largest media companies in Switzerland – have selected Qmarkets’ idea management platform to crowdsource ideas from their employees. This would lead to employees becoming frustrated and less likely to share ideas in the future.

10 important factors when choosing your ideas management software

ideas4allinnovation

Ideas management software allows you to collect a large number of ideas, with the diversity inherent to a large group of participants. It speeds up the process, by collecting more ideas in less time. However, implementing an ideas management software involves a cultural change, and having the confidence that good ideas are not only produced within an organization’s R&D department. Firstly, comprehensive management of ideas.

What Is Idea Management Anyway?

HunchBuzz

Her work had asked her, and her colleagues, to come up with some new ideas towards a project they had commissioned. When I mentioned ‘Idea Management’ to her, her eyes went blank. Yet Idea Management is something that shouldn’t be ignored, as any idea is the raw material for innovation if you allow it to be. So what is Idea Management? The idea itself. The suggestion box provided a platform to get ideas, but not to evolve them.

Innovation in Media – Renowned Swiss Publishing House Launches Qmarkets’ Idea Management Platform After Successful Pilot

Qmarkets

The first idea challenge in this project seeks to collect suggestions from both employees and citizens to ‘co-produce’ safer communities. Community engagement has been a major challenge across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 3 Benefits Of Using Idea Management Software

HunchBuzz

Why use Idea Management Software? Idea Management can often seem like a big concept, with many definitions on what it actually is, and how it works spanning the internet. Companies often determine what Idea Management is to them and how it helps their strategy, but more often than not, Idea Management can be pushed aside and ignored. Idea Management is more than just a concept, it is the beginning to greater success for your company.

Innovate, Adapt, Overcome: How to Beat a Recession with Idea Management & Continuous Improvement

Qmarkets

By analyzing how you can marshal existing assets to drive creativity, engage employees, and keep innovations customer-centric, you can help your company emerge from a recession stronger than ever. Our Blog Idea Management Best Practices Continuous Improvement

Schindler Announces Successful Nationwide Deployment of Qmarkets Idea Management Platform

Qmarkets

Schindler has partnered with idea and innovation management software company Qmarkets to leverage the collective intelligence of their German workforce. BERLIN, June 7th, 2018 – Schindler, a leading global manufacturer of escalators, elevators, and moving walkways, has invited 4,000 employees from across Germany to participate in a collaborative idea and innovation management process using Qmarkets’ award winning collective intelligence software.

Aiming High: Qmarkets’ Innovation in R&D Journey Towards Improved Idea Management Solutions

Qmarkets

Albert Einstein once said “Why is it I always get my best ideas while shaving?” As we sometimes tell our clients at Qmarkets, the key to overcoming a challenge or formulating a new idea, is often simply finding a new way to look at the problem.

One Weird Thing About Customer Satisfaction

IdeaScale

Banchile Inversiones, a Chilean management company that provides one of the largest mutual funds markets and stock brokerage businesses in the country, has firsthand experience with this phenomenon of employee feedback to improve customer satisfaction. In an effort to continue to gather great ideas, and to ensure that employees felt heard, Banchile started using IdeaScale. In addition to this internal marketing approach, the team also responded to every idea that was put forth.

That sudden surge within the crowd

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing often taps into these rushes of energy , insights and excitement The goal here is to move the crowd towards a new direction in our collective thinking to solve a problem. Crowdsourcing is going one better. Yet in crowdsourcing you go one better, you are the one performing, you are participating and delivering your ideas, thoughts, solutions. The concern for me is as we have this greater access to technology, crowdsourcing is spawning everywhere.

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.

Keeping Score: What’s the Right Scorecard for Your Idea Management Campaign?

Qmarkets

When running an idea management campaign, one of the most crucial steps is the expert evaluation stage. Without properly scoring the relevant ideas, focus may be put on ideas which are either impractical or which require too many resources to develop, instead of on ideas which can provide a positive ROI. The specification process of an innovation management system includes making numerous decisions, both large and small.

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.

Open Innovation vs Crowdsourcing vs Co-creation

Wazoku

Various principles and concepts are used for managing research and innovation. You are probably familiar with these buzzwords: crowdsourcing, open innovation and a more recent one, co-creation. As an innovation and idea management company we have witnessed successful use and implementation of these processes. Although these concepts are complementary they reflect different applications of innovation and idea management. How does crowdsourcing differ?

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

Qmarkets

Iowa DOT has announced the successful deployment of Qmarkets’ innovation management software, with the launch of their Research Ideas Website. Utilizing Qmarkets ’ field-proven best practices, DOT tailored the idea crowdsourcing platform to follow a simple four-step process.

Avoiding Groupthink and Empowering Introverts

IdeaScale

When brainstorming and collaborative ideation happens in a physical location, it trends towards polite agreement or staying with the ideas that occur in that small frame of time and receive the most group consensus. When you invite everyone to do their homework ahead of time and share ideas on their own, you sidestep the problem of ideas that gain the most immediate traction by the loudest voices. Ideas come first, consensus can come later.

Crowdsourcing Continuous Improvement: Kaizen Principles and Practices for Amplifying Excellence

Qmarkets

caption id="attachment_96249" align="alignright" width="215"] The "5 S's" of Kaizen[/caption] The Kaizen Management Method is based on the idea that gradual, ongoing change (Japanese: “Kai”), is good (“zen”), for business. To truly have an impact, best practices should be leveraged company-wide on a platform to encourage the crowdsourcing and sharing of winning ideas, methodologies, processes and other proposed operational improvements.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forrester also claims that 53% of global services decision-makers are investing in emerging innovation and idea management technologies to drive innovation. What is innovation management? Importance of innovation management. Ideas for successful innovation management.

The Impact of Stress on Innovation

IdeaScale

After all, a stressed workforce can greatly impact innovation; causing employees to miss work and lack motivation when it comes to devising and implementing new ideas. Can you imagine trying to come up with innovative ideas whilst experiencing all of these symptoms? In order for companies to continue developing innovative ideas, this stress epidemic should not be underestimated. The end result of idea management platforms on employee stress is impressive.

How Innovation Management Contributes to The Success of Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Innovation management is one of the crucial contributors to digital transformation, along with a few other factors. 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. Understanding innovation management. Innovation management drives focus on disruptive or step changes that transform the business in some significant way.

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.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. 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. Read on to discover why forward-thinking companies are collaborating with the competition and to decide whether this is something your company should also be considering. Cracking the Collaboration Code.

Qmarkets Fall Product Release 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy

Qmarkets

Our latest product release offers a wealth of cutting-edge new features, making it easier than ever to organize and allocate tasks, develop ideas for maximum impact, and even gather submissions from your employees without them ever logging into the platform. Engaging Smart Recommendations. We want your users to spend more time engaging with the system in ways that make a bigger impact. cost of implementation, idea value, type or category of the idea, due dates, and more).

Qmarkets Fall Product Release 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy

Qmarkets

Our latest product release offers a wealth of cutting-edge new features, making it easier than ever to organize and allocate tasks, develop ideas for maximum impact, and even gather submissions from your employees without them ever logging into the platform. Engaging Smart Recommendations. We want your users to spend more time engaging with the system in ways that make a bigger impact. cost of implementation, idea value, type or category of the idea, due dates, and more).

Qmarkets Product Release Fall 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy…

Qmarkets

Our latest product release offers a wealth of cutting-edge new features, making it easier than ever to organize and allocate tasks, develop ideas for maximum impact, and even gather submissions from your employees without them ever logging into the platform. Engaging Smart Recommendations. We want your users to spend more time engaging with the system in ways that make a bigger impact. cost of implementation, idea value, type or category of the idea, due dates, and more).

Qmarkets Product Release Fall 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy…

Qmarkets

Smart recommendations, automated idea transition enhancements, cross-system interconnectivity, revolutionized task management, cutting-edge integrations, and a sneak peek at our brand-new AI Assistant – all this and more in Qmarkets’ Fall product release. Engaging Smart Recommendations. For example, whenever a user submits an idea, our carefully-designed algorithm will identify other content which might be of interest to that user and immediately prompt them to take a look.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview

What is idea software? Idea software, often referred to as idea management software, is a powerful solution that you can use to ask for, collect, analyze, and track ideas from diverse groups of people, also called a “crowd.” For businesses, this typically means employees, but many companies also use it to solicit and vet new ideas from their customers and partners, too. Idea management software can help your business: Invent new products and services.

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

Can we manage innovation the way many still are? Future products are increasingly engaging the consumer as they evolve and respond to “data” and knowledge supplied back. We need to think this new digital innovation structure to have both internal disciplines in solutions but also designed for extended enterprise collaborations so “ecosystems of innovations” can finally take hold.

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Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.8.16

Planview

Welcome to the first 2016 weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. A New Blueprint for Collaborative Innovation. It’s a great “on-boarding resource” for people new to of collaborative innovation. The skinny: Gamification is the use of game mechanics to drive user engagement. Happy New Year, readers!

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. 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. Read on to discover why forward-thinking companies are collaborating with the competition and to decide whether this is something your company should also be considering. Cracking the Collaboration Code.

The Importance of Decision

IdeaScale

I f you have had trouble implementing ideas, please know that you are not alone. Implementation is a challenge shared by all innovation managers. But with a clearly defined process, you will be well on your way to making ideas a reality. In order to convert ideas into action and action into results, we need two things: A decision to take action. If people know when to go broad and when to focus, it is easier for them to contribute to the collaboration.

LEAD Innovation Selects Qmarkets’ Platform to Help Global Businesses Crowdsource Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges

Qmarkets

Qmarkets’ software has been chosen by LEAD Innovation Management GmbH to support a groundbreaking initiative – designed to leverage the collective wisdom of global businesses against the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. LEAD Innovation Management – an acclaimed Austrian firm specializing in corporate innovation – has transformed their extensive LEAD user network into a digital crowdsourcing platform using Qmarkets’ software.

Crowdsourcing Best Practices and the Power of Kaizen

Qmarkets

Business idea crowdsourcing platform. The Kaizen Management Method is based on the idea that gradual, ongoing change (Japanese: “Kai”), is good (“zen”), for business. To truly have impact, Best Practices should be leveraged company-wide on a platform to encourage the sharing of winning ideas, methodologies, processes and other proposed operational improvements. Then Best Practices can become better through the inputs of peers, supervisors and management.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview

What is idea software? Idea software, often referred to as idea management software, is a powerful solution that you can use to ask for, collect, analyze, and track ideas from diverse groups of people, also called a “crowd.” For businesses, this typically means employees, but many companies also use it to solicit and vet new ideas from their customers and partners, too. Idea management software can help your business: Invent new products and services.

Crowdsourcing Best Practices and the Power of Kaizen

Qmarkets

Business idea crowdsourcing platform. The Kaizen Management Method is based on the idea that gradual, ongoing change (Japanese: “Kai”), is good (“zen”), for business. To truly have impact, Best Practices should be leveraged company-wide on a platform to encourage the sharing of winning ideas, methodologies, processes and other proposed operational improvements. Then Best Practices can become better through the inputs of peers, supervisors and management.

How to Overcome Employee Engagement Barriers With a Continuous Improvement Program

Qmarkets

As one of Qmarkets’ strategic partners, Above + Beyond (A+B) provides specialized management consulting services to companies across North America, including the leading payment solutions provider TSYS. In this Expert Spotlight piece, Sebastian Apelt – Managing Partner at A+B – shares how this innovative project has led to some remarkable results for all parties. According to a recent poll by Gallup , only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs.

How to Build the Ultimate Crowdsourcing Platform: Qmarkets’ New VP of Product Discusses Creativity and Innovation Management

Qmarkets

Sivan Leshem joined Qmarkets in 2011 as a project manager, before going on to manage the product delivery department during a period which would see Qmarkets grow into a leader within the idea management market. QM: Why the change in the new idea submission to a one-page?

How we cultivate sustainability and help our customers do the same

Wazoku

At Wazoku the tools and processes we recommend to our customers when generating ideas or solving business challenges are the same we adopt internally. Balbu, is what we’ve branded our own idea management platform instance in our organisation. We know that by crowdsourcing ideas within a business’ ecosystem and engaging different minds, internal and external to an organisation, it can bring about great change.