Five Questions to Answer Before Crowdsourcing

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As the director of the IdeaScale Crowd community, I recently had the opportunity to share some insights and best practices for innovators who are new to crowdsourcing, and may not have conducted their first campaign yet.

What Can We Learn About Crowdsourcing in a Pandemic from NASA?

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The post What Can We Learn About Crowdsourcing in a Pandemic from NASA? Collaborative Innovation Idea Management case study communication strategy Crowdsourcing NASAWhen COVID-19 shut down the United States in 2020, everyone wanted to be a part of the solution.

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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?

Top 10 Features To Look in Any Idea Management Software

Acuvate

Innovative Ideas are universal. Too often, great ideas are left unsaid or not recognized. So, there arises a question – how to manage the influx of best innovative ideas that are unfolding inside your organization. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Before you think about idea management, think about your innovation strategy

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When organizations look to increase their capacity for innovation, many do so by focusing on producing and managing new ideas. Innovation, managing ideas with a purpose. c) avoid the best ideas from being lost among the clutter of new proposals.

What is full lifecycle idea management?

Planview

Bill Gates once said: “Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people.”. At Spigit, we’re fortunate to help some of the most innovative companies on the planet drive their innovation efforts and solve business challenges by enabling collaboration and ideation at scale. Ideation has become the de facto way of collaborating internally, externally, and across geographical locations.

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.

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.

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. The Charleston Police Department is inviting everyone to take a look at the site and contribute by submitting ideas, comments, and votes.

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.

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.

Why People Buy Innovation Management Software

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Every year, IdeaScale analyzes our system and customer data and releases a report on crowdsourced innovation trends and benchmarks. The post Why People Buy Innovation Management Software appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Crowdsourcing Ideas for Community Improvement: The “What Works” Challenge

Planview

In an effort to bring lasting solutions to the Frazier community, FRI , a non-profit organization in Dallas, has developed the What Works Challenge , an idea management hub powered by Spigit innovation management software. By crowdsourcing ideas from around the world, FRI hopes to answer a crucial question: How can we create opportunities for living-wage jobs for hard-to-employ residents of high-risk urban communities? Crowdsourcing Ideas with Spigit.

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

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Businesses looking to discover how to beat a recession with idea management and continuous improvement would also do well to adopt it. To gain that all-important edge, it’s advisable to survey the marketplace – through crowdsourcing projects, ?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coming Clean: How cleantech clusters benefit from idea management

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The idea was that creating a sustainable world just wasn't competitive. The idea was that creating a sustainable world just wasn't competitive. The answer lies in idea management software. In brief, idea management software is technology that lets you capture, develop and prioritize ideas in one digital platform. In this way, ideas from one industry can be cross-pollinated with ideas from another. It used an idea management platform.

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.

What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators

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Numerous organizations run crowdsourced innovation programs, because companies can find better new ideas and take action on those ideas faster. This process allows companies to set a challenge and gather ideas from hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of participants. The post What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators appeared first on Innovation Management.

Why is collaboration vital for innovation?

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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.

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.

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.

Crowdsourcing Continuous Improvement: Kaizen Principles and Practices for Amplifying Excellence

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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.

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.

Top 10 Innovation Links of the Week: 11.13.15

Planview

Welcome to our brand new weekly link roundup, featuring a carefully curated selection of hand-picked links to great content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. The skinny: Renowned innovation leader, management expert, and founder of Strategos Gary Hamel explains which essential parts of the innovation engine you’re probably forgetting. 10 Commandments of Effective Crowdsourcing. Who it’s from: Innovation Management.

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Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.22.16

Planview

Welcome to Spigit’s 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. Read on to find out what we’re learning from Waze about the power of crowdsourcing. Why Out of the Box Business Collaboration is the Next Big Thing in Innovation. The skinny: What is idea management (IM) software?

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.29.16

Planview

Welcome to Spigit’s 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. 2016 and Digital: The Year of Innovation, Collaboration, Disruption. Build, Buy Or Collaborate: 5 Secrets For Success. In this article, he gives tips on how you should intelligently build, buy, or collaborate to be successful. How do you Crowdsource Innovation?

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.

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. Grow Like Flo in 2016: Taking the Lead from Progressive’s Crowdsourced Innovation Program. Happy New Year, readers!

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.

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.

Top 10 Innovation Links of the Week: 12.4.15

Planview

Welcome to Spigit’s 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. Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work. The Good, the Bad, and the Future of Creative Collaboration. Business author and expert Jeff Degraff provides a few ideas in this article. The skinny: Does your innovation program effectively support collaboration?

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