How Can Your Organization Crowdsource Ideas?

IdeaScale

The creativity of the world has never been more accessible, thanks to crowdsourcing. Yet incorporating crowdsourcing into your innovation strategy can feel like a challenge in need of that same creativity. The post How Can Your Organization Crowdsource Ideas?

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned

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During my first two weeks as a Marketing Intern for IdeaScale, I learned about how the business world operates, particularly how an organization uses crowdsourced innovation with tools such as IdeaScale. I didn’t realize how important crowdsourced innovation really is in the business world!

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What Are Some Examples of Crowdsourcing Innovation?

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There’s no better demonstration of the power of crowdsourcing than proof of it in action. Here are four examples of crowdsourcing in action improving everything from financial services to government communications. The post What Are Some Examples of Crowdsourcing Innovation?

Crowdsourcing Leads to Civic Engagement: Four Real-World Examples

IdeaScale

Civic engagement is fundamental to good governance, and crowdsourcing is a powerful way to draw in an enormous range of constituencies to hear what they feel is crucial to making their city a better place. Below are a few examples of civic engagement accomplished via crowdsourcing.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

2021 Crowdsourced Innovation Report

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Overview: Ideascale’s 2021 Innovation Report finds that 2020 made innovation strategy essential.

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Webinar: Plan Your Organization’s Crowdsourcing Initiative

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is an effective way to kick off innovation efforts. Crowdsourcing initiatives increase innovation performance within an organization. Research shows 86% of companies who take part in crowdsourcing activities consider engagement an important part of company success.

Crowdsourcing: Diversity and Inclusion in Innovation

IdeaScale

IdeaScale customers know that crowdsourcing provides a unique and powerful capability for a) promoting an overall culture of DEIA within organizations, and b) developing agency strategic plans to promote DEIA. Crowdsourcing to Promote DEIA.

Webinar: Planning Agency Emergency Response Through Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

The post Webinar: Planning Agency Emergency Response Through Crowdsourcing appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice COVID-19 crowdsourcing innovation responseCOVID-19 has required a faster and more thoughtful change management and innovation strategy from all sectors.

Crowdsourcing Storm Solutions

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Crowdsourcing Climate Change Solutions. Crowdsourcing Disaster Response Ideas. Crowdsourcing Relief. The post Crowdsourcing Storm Solutions appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice Partner Spotlight climate change crowdsourcing emergency response hurricane florence united wayWe are in the peak of hurricane season here in the US and numerous people are recovering from the loss and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

What Are Some Examples of Crowdsourcing Innovation?

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There’s no better demonstration of the power of crowdsourcing than proof of it in action. Here are four examples of crowdsourcing in action improving everything from financial services to government communications. The post What Are Some Examples of Crowdsourcing Innovation?

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

6 Key Points To Understand About A Crowdsourcing Platform

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing offers a fantastic avenue into a wealth of information that might not otherwise be accessible. The post 6 Key Points To Understand About A Crowdsourcing Platform appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice CrowdSourcing Platform innovation community

7 Essential Ingredients of a Crowdsourced Innovation Campaign

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Many have also adopted a “proudly found elsewhere” solution approach, which uses crowdsourcing to ask the entire workforce or even beyond the walls of the organization for solutions to existing problems.

Crowdsourcing During a Pandemic and Different Innovation Roles

IdeaScale

Overview: In 2017, Davidson College redesigned its innovation program for more transparency, engagement, and democracy. The process was designed to bring in and launch as many ideas as possible, built on the IdeaScale platform.

Impact of Crowdsourcing in the Healthcare Industry

IdeaScale

Though crowdsourcing has recently gained popularity in many industries across the world, it’s not necessarily intuitive for it to be part of healthcare. However, crowdsourcing has begun to have a notable impact in the health sphere, such as in patient diagnosis, engagement, and more. To start, let’s understand and differentiate crowdsourcing from outsourcing. Crowdsourcing vs. Outsourcing. The word “crowdsourcing” was first used in 2006 and in the context of Flickr.

How to Ensure Crowdsourcing Works for Product Innovation

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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?

Example COVID-19 Crowdsourcing Campaigns

IdeaScale

We were heartened, also, to see that many of our customers and partners are taking this moment to look to their network for solutions and novel responses by launching COVID-19 crowdsourcing campaigns. What topics should we crowdsource that may help reduce the burden of your current work environment? The post Example COVID-19 Crowdsourcing Campaigns appeared first on IdeaScale. We are living in unprecedented times.

How Crowdsourcing Can Enhance Innovation Performance

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is becoming increasingly popular in today’s business world. One of the main reasons why crowdsourcing is increasing in popularity throughout the business world is due to the positive influence that it has on innovation performance. Although there are pros and cons to using crowdsourcing for businesses, I would argue that the pros far outweigh the cons. Crowdsourcing allows you to hear many different opinions and ideas.

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 Are Some Examples of Crowdsourcing Innovation?

IdeaScale

There’s no better demonstration of the power of crowdsourcing than proof of it in action. Here are four examples of crowdsourcing in action improving everything from financial services to government communications. The solution used crowdsourcing in two unique ways.

The Hidden Culture Benefits of Crowdsourced Innovation

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Crowdsourcing ideas has a number of different virtues: from improving the likelihood that you’ll source disruptive ideas to lowering the overall program costs of running an innovation program… but there are some other cultural benefits to a crowdsourced innovation program.

Crowdsourcing vs. Focus Groups: A Comparative Review

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is a favored method of gathering data for product innovation. Companies use crowdsourcing for product innovation and focus groups for market research to gather the most relevant and useful data. While focus groups have been around for years, crowdsourcing only became possible after the proliferation of the internet. However, crowdsourcing hasn’t replaced focus groups the way streaming music made your CD collection irrelevant. IdeaScale for Crowdsourcing.

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Five Crowdsourced Ideas that Came From Unlikely Places

IdeaScale

Overview: The value of crowdsourcing is that you can find ideas in the most unusual of places. These five, in particular, might surprise you and offer guidance for your crowdsourcing strategy. Want to see how crowdsourcing can help your organization?

How Crowdsourcing Evolves: The Four Stages to Transformation

HYPE Innovation

The innovation management industry is highly fragmented today, which makes it confusing to understand which methods apply to which scenarios, and what the difference is between those doing crowdsourcing, and those doing enterprise programs designed to facilitate business transformation. Crowdsourcing Frameworks

Should you Choose Tech Scouting or Crowdsourcing for your Open Innovation Project?

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Should you opt for tech scouting or crowdsourcing? Tim Bernstein , CEO of yet2 and Christian Cotichini , CEO of HeroX tackle this topic in HeroX’s recent webinar, Crowdsourcing vs TechScouting: Which One is Better? Case studies of both tech scouting and crowdsourcing.

Examining the State of Crowdsourced Innovation in 2019

IdeaScale

We encourage you to download the IdeaScale 2019 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report for a deeper dive into the topic of innovation management that gets results. The post Examining the State of Crowdsourced Innovation in 2019 appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice crowdsourcing InnovationThe average number of years a company spends on the Fortune 500 list is dropping. World-class corporations spend less time at the top than they once did.

The First Three Things You Learn About Crowdsourced Innovation Management

IdeaScale

The post The First Three Things You Learn About Crowdsourced Innovation Management appeared first on IdeaScale. I joined IdeaScale in October of 2020, just before the “second wave” of COVID infections hit the US and an election unlike any other was about to take place.

The Three Challenges of Crowdsourced Innovation

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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

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 said this is unarguably the most important part of an internal crowdsourcing program.

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

IdeaScale

A new innovation in the digital marketing sphere is the idea of using crowdsourcing to generate or test marketing ideas. With the advent of the use of crowdsourcing for digital marketing, this can truly become a two-way street. Benefits of Crowdsourcing. By definition, using crowdsourcing to generate ideas or receiving feedback for existing ideas speeds up the creation process. Crowdsourcing naturally increases the diversity of the ideas your firm can work with.

The Four Forms of Crowdsourcing

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There are four ways to crowdsource answers to your innovation challenges: garden variety crowdsourcing, distant expert sourcing, expert targeting, and force multiplying. The post The Four Forms of Crowdsourcing appeared first on Innovation Management.

How NASA is Crowdsourcing its Innovation Strategy

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And NASA has taken one of its first steps into its own new frontier: Crowdsourcing. The Crowdsourcing Frontier. NASA’s reluctance to crowdsource in the past has largely been a product of its culture. Some of NASA’s biggest crowdsourcing initiatives have been tied to its desire to know more about the Solar System. For example, their lunar instruments crowdsourcing campaign focused on NASA’s desire to better understand the Moon.

What is Crowdsourcing? (in 2019)

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No matter what business you're in, you can use crowdsourcing to find great new ideas and solve tough problems. Crowdsourcing

Seven Critical Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation Mistakes to Avoid

IdeaScale

Don’t get frustrated with your crowdsourcing campaign. Crowdsourcing and open innovation are great ideas. Too many ideas fall into a crowdsourcing gap, so here are the problems to avoid. By far the biggest problem is people have an idea and decide, vaguely, to throw crowdsourcing at the problem. You need a clear, detailed strategy before you start any crowdsourcing campaign. Choosing Crowdsourcing Instead Of Open Innovation.

Who Makes the Decisions in Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

This is the whole idea of crowdsourcing: to gather and synthesize the input of many minds! It showcases how they’re thinking about crowdsourcing and innovation as part of their daily routine. The post Who Makes the Decisions in Crowdsourcing? Best Practice Voice of IdeaScale crowdsourcing decisions governance stakeholdersYou will likely engage your experts and authorities at the earliest stages or your program through discussion.

How to Avoid Voting Bias in Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing has been judged to be one of the most impactful, but least used digital hacks by organizations by Gartner. So here are some suggestions that you can use in your IdeaScale community to avoid voting bias in crowdsourcing. The post How to Avoid Voting Bias in Crowdsourcing appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice IdeaScale bias crowdsourcing funding validation voting

How Crowdsourcing Innovation Helps Your Team

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Why is crowdsourcing right for you? Many people tend to view crowdsourcing, internal or external, and internal teamwork as either/or propositions; one tends to be the backup for the other. Crowdsourcing allows you to include more perspectives and ideas, to everyone’s benefit. Especially with internal crowdsourcing, you can deal with an issue that can crop up; namely, that what seems like a good idea for a small team might be a problem for the wider company.

What You Need to Know About Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Every spring at IdeaScale, we start receiving requests from undergraduate and graduate students around the globe who are researching crowdsourcing and its potential application in the business world. But we thought we’d document some of the most common questions below to tell you what you need to know about crowdsourcing. What are the benefits of crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing allows knowledge transfer to be real time and validated at scale.

A Look at the 2020 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

IdeaScale

The post A Look at the 2020 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report appeared first on IdeaScale. Disruption is a necessary component of innovation. The novel coronavirus has massively disrupted all industries, resulting in brand new questions and conversations.

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Eleven Ways to use Crowdsourcing

Destination Innovation

How are firms using crowdsourcing? Ideascale have published a white paper on crowdsourcing which you can download. This is when you use crowdsourcing to find the solution to a difficult or complex problem. This is the classic way to use crowdsourcing to improve a product or service. Similar to data collection, this involves crowdsourcing onerous tasks that would take your employees too many hours to count.

Crowdsourcing for Non-Profits: A Look at the Benefits

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Crowdsourcing can be a powerful tool for helping non-profits generate innovative ideas in the long term. Non-profit initiatives need to be transparent, and crowdsourcing is, by its very nature, crystal clear. The proper crowdsourcing platform allows non-profit contributors to generate ideas and other donors and volunteers to vote on them and refine them with comments and additional ideas. Donors, volunteers, and the communities you serve can all help with crowdsourcing.

Crowdsourcing vs. Open Innovation: What’s the Difference?

IdeaScale

Open innovation vs. crowdsourcing can be a tough call. What’s the difference between crowdsourcing and open innovation? Crowdsourcing Vs. Open Innovation. Crowdsourcing is when you open it up to the public, usually starting with your customer base, to get ideas or to perform tasks. If you’re consumer-facing, and one of the key stakeholders is your consumers, then crowdsourcing is in the mix.