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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?

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

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5 Innovation Engagement Best Practices

IdeaScale

More and more companies are inviting their employees to participate in company-wide ideation. 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.

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.

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

Qmarkets

But this wasn’t engaging and employees were left dissatisfied. Out of our 6,000 users we’ve seen 4,000 login, and 3,000 of them are considered engaged. Celebrating Employee Ideas Qmarkets: Wow those are some very impressive numbers, both in terms of engagement and implementation.

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.

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.

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?

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

Qmarkets

But this wasn’t engaging and employees were left dissatisfied. Out of our 6,000 users we’ve seen 4,000 login, and 3,000 of them are considered engaged. Celebrating Employee Ideas Qmarkets: Wow those are some very impressive numbers, both in terms of engagement and implementation.

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

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.

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.

Intel & Innovation – IT Industry Giant Launches Qmarkets’ Ideation Platform Across Strategic Business Units

Qmarkets

The platform will be used on an ongoing continuous basis, but the initiative was kicked off on the 20th of July with a four-week ideation event to encourage adoption and engagement.

Intel & Innovation – IT Industry Giant Launches Qmarkets’ Ideation Platform Across Strategic Business Units

Qmarkets

Israel – The ongoing initiative kicked off on the 20th of July with a four-week ideation event to encourage adoption and engagement with the platform. While this initiative is being managed out of Israel, the innovation platform is being used to engage globally distributed employees.

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.

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.

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. PRO TIP : Create a specific, physical award (like a trophy) that winning ideators can go after.

Incentives for Participation or Incentives for Success? What Works?

IdeaScale

In a fast-paced corporate environment where there are many expectations and a steady stream of work, how (and more importantly) why, would you carve out time to contribute to your company’s new ideation platform? Recently a customer asked me if I could share some insight as to what type of incentives really work to drive engagement across divisions and companies. Here’s why: your incentive strategy should be driven by your crowdsourcing objectives.

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.

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

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Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the Smart Cities initiative could be what makes the difference. the natural evolution of the course should be smart, or digital, government that not only enables more efficient engagement between its personnel but also upgraded contact with the people, including value-generating services. Internal Engagement. External Engagement.

Introducing…CauseTech!

IdeaScale

Dr. Sapra talks about CauseTech in this video about the program: The platform will allow for ongoing ideation, but will also run timed contests curated by UNICEF Innovation teams. IdeaScale citizen engagement collaboration crowdsourcing crowdsourcing innovation Innovation innovation management open innovationEver wanted to change the world from the comfort of your own home? You may have a chance to do just that.

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the smart cities initiative could be what makes the difference. Financial planning: As part of the platform and engaging stakeholders, the financial team can (and is expected to) help with financial planning and execution of the idea.

Internal Crowdsourcing vs. External Crowdsourcing: How to Determine the Best Solution

Planview

Recently I had a chance to read a terrific article in the most recent issue of the MIT/Sloan Management review about internal crowdsourcing. Co-authored by Lale Kesebi at Spigit customer Li & Fung (watch her awesome presentation at Ignite here to get inspired ), I recommend it to anyone considering doing ideation with an internal crowd. An external crowd can be a mixed population of people that are not employed by a company hosting the ideation challenge or community.

Lessons Learned About Innovation Communications from the City of Calgary

IdeaScale

In this case, the City of Calgary was a leader in generating engagement with their innovation program. myCityInnovation initially invited the City’s 12,000 “wired” employees to share, collaborate, and test new ideas for improving City services. In this way, all ideators knew that their ideas were valued. Finally, ideas were intentionally moved on a “semi-regular” basis from Ideate to Assessment with the goal of establishing a predictable rhythm for the community.

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.

Capgemini Report on Innovation Centers: Top 5 Takeaways

Planview

Many companies are turning to innovation centers — physical hubs where people can gather to design, build, and test products — to complement the crowdsourcing software (like Spigit ) that enables their overall programs. According to the report, having a physical innovation lab where employees and partners can assess ideas from “inception to prototyping using an in-house approach” is an excellent way to trigger ideation. …and Turbocharge Employee Engagement.

Spigit Webinar: Embedding Innovation into Company DNA, Featuring Cambia Health

Planview

Enter the Innovation Force, Cambia’s internal innovation program powered by Spigit crowdsourcing software. million in grants to increase nationwide access to palliative care, and nearly doubled employee engagement across the organization. Since the launch of this program, innovation has become a core component of the company’s culture, and the dramatic increase in employee engagement has supercharged collaboration and transparency across the business.

Internal vs. External Crowdsourcing: How to Determine the Best Solution

Planview

internal crowdsourcing. Co-authored by Lale Kesebi at Spigit customer Li & Fung (watch her awesome presentation at Ignite here to get inspired ), I recommend it to anyone considering doing ideation with an internal crowd. I thought I would spend some time sharing a topic that the article touches on – when is it better to do ideation with an internal crowd versus an external crowd? What is an ideation challenge or community? Crowdsourcing

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. 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. Many of our customers are already using our various products to support different crowdsourcing and innovation needs within the same system.

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. 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. Many of our customers are already using our various products to support different crowdsourcing and innovation needs within the same system.

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. 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. Many of our customers are already using our various products to support different crowdsourcing and innovation needs within the same system.

Qmarkets Product Release Fall 2019: Making Innovation Engagement Easy…

Qmarkets

Engaging Smart Recommendations. 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. Many of our customers are already using our various products to support different crowdsourcing and innovation needs within the same system. With over 10 million active daily users, Slack is one of the fastest-growing enterprise collaboration tools on the market.

6 Steps to Getting Executive Buy-In for a Crowdsourced Innovation Program

Planview

Engaging the “crowd” at scale in your innovation initiative has been proven to fundamentally transform companies. In fact, Gartner recently named crowdsourcing as the most effective independent discipline that CIOs can adopt to drive digital transformation. From vehicle manufacturer, Polaris, leveraging its employees’ creativity to out-innovate the likes of Harley Davidson, to the UNHCR changing the lives of millions of refugees through crowdsourcing ideas. Crowdsourcing

Culture of Innovation: Premera Blue Cross Engages Employees to Drive Innovation

Planview

This unique collaboration of hundreds of employees includes three primary categories: Iron Chefs, Recipes, and Ingredients. After surveying the market for a crowdsourcing solution, they selected Planview Spigit and Planview LeanKit . Nurture a culture of innovation through crowdsourcing, workshops, and meet ups. 1,697 comments, collaborating ideas. Employee engagement. We saw immediately just a lot of engagement. Customer Experience Employee Engagement

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.

Open Innovation: How the United Nations is Changing the World by Collaborating with It

Planview

SDGInsights is one of many idea challenges open to the public the UN has ran since launching their ideation program, Unite Ideas. Collaboration is a core part of the organization’s mandate, but before Spigit and the #SDGInsights program, there was no way to frequently and easily tap the collective intelligence of individuals, teams, and organizations who want to join forces with the UN. Why is the UN leveraging open ideation? Collaborating with the world.

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.

Incentives for Participation or Incentives for Success? What Works?

IdeaScale

In a fast-paced corporate environment where there are many expectations and a steady stream of work, how (and more importantly) why, would you carve out time to contribute to your company’s new ideation platform? Recently a customer asked me if I could share some insight as to what type of incentives really work to drive engagement across divisions and companies. Here’s why: your incentive strategy should be driven by your crowdsourcing objectives.

What You Need to Know About Idea Software

Planview

Some organizations even use idea software to involve the broader public in their ideation or innovation efforts. Ideation software changes all of that by making the process of sharing new ideas — and asking for them — digital, trackable, and repeatable. It makes the exchange of ideas and suggestions between leaders and other employees transparent and collaborative. Ideation Software Creates an Inspirational and Collaborative Environment.

4 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Innovation Program

Planview

Engaged employees will spend time on ideas and challenges that are meaningful in terms of moving the business forward or improving the customer experience; shallow or trivial topics will be passed over by both executive sponsors and employees looking to contribute suggestions. Up the Ante on Incentives to Maximize Employee Engagement. Studies show that it’s one of the biggest drivers of employee engagement across all industries. Not everyone is a great ideator.

How Israel’s Oldest Bank Is Engaging Employees to Become a Leader in Banking Innovation

Qmarkets

Since deployment, the Bank has run ongoing idea challenges, engaging thousands of the bank's employees in online idea brainstorming to tackle a variety of the company's challenges. We needed to have the capability to present our operational and strategic challenges to our employees and allow them to submit ideas and collaborate on solutions. Qmarkets not only serves as our ideation management system, but also as an employee portal for all innovation-related issues.

The Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapraneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation

Qmarkets

Its rapid expansion from a small, family-run wholesale goods business in 1928 into a multinational conglomerate with 30,000 employees, can be attributed in part to the creative – and ingenious – ways it has crowdsourced ideas from employees. For example, we have an ‘enrichment phase’ where the person who launches an idea can choose to share their suggestion with their own selected audience of users, to collaborate and develop the submission before taking it live.