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: 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.

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Crowdsourcing During a Pandemic and Different Innovation Roles

IdeaScale

According to their research, the ideal process would be transparent and ambitious, aiming for larger changes in the campus and its culture. Overview: In 2017, Davidson College redesigned its innovation program for more transparency, engagement, and democracy.

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.

13 Things to Know About Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

In 2017, United Way Worldwide’s (UWW) Innovation Team worked with a group of eight United Ways to pioneer and test crowdsourcing to engage individuals digitally in a new and innovative way (especially Millennials) using IdeaScale and they learned a lot along the way. Here, in their own words, the United Way shares their thirteen things to know about crowdsourcing for other United Ways and nonprofits using crowdsourcing for the first time.

How NASA is Crowdsourcing its Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

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.

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.

What Kind of Company is a Good Fit for Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

After 69 years of growth, Dick’s is a great company ripe for crowdsourcing and they launched their first company-wide ideation platform last year. But how do we know that a company like Dick’s is a good fit for crowdsourcing? Well, here are a few qualities that make a company more likely to succeed in a crowdsourcing effort. This type of commitment not just to hearing from employees, but implementing ideas means that these crowdsourcing programs will last a long time.

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?

Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

Planview Spigit

Polaris Industries’ crowdsourcing case study is inspiring people both internally and externally—and their story is still relevant today. We’re proud to have an innovative culture. It was always obvious to leaders at Polaris that there were untapped opportunities to crowdsource groundbreaking ideas from employees across the company. Making the Case for Spigit—Crowdsourcing breakthrough innovation at Polaris. Transparent crowdsourcing.

Culture: Innovation’s Biggest Challenge

IdeaScale

We asked our customers what their number one priority was for the coming year and the leading priority was: culture. We thought that maybe our customers would be focused on generating new ideas, implementing new ideas, understanding the value of new ideas, but in the end it came down to the environment those ideas lived in – an organization’s culture. Culture is the starting point for the success of all innovation programs and it is also a project that is never complete.

Using Crowdsourced Innovation in the Real World

Planview Spigit

To keep up with the modern professional landscape, companies must create an innovation culture that constantly looks for new ways to meet the needs of the customer. 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. Crowdsourcing Innovation Effectively. Crowdsourcing

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?

What Kind of Company is a Good Fit for Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

After 69 years of growth, Dick’s is a great company ripe for crowdsourcing and they launched their first company-wide ideation platform last year. But how do we know that a company like Dick’s is a good fit for crowdsourcing? Well, here are a few qualities that make a company more likely to succeed in a crowdsourcing effort. This type of commitment not just to hearing from employees, but implementing ideas means that these crowdsourcing programs will last a long time.

Crowdsourcing at Work: Open Innovation with Unilever’s Foundry IDEAS™

Planview Spigit

Crowdsourcing solutions gives us the best chance of driving real, lasting change — in fact, 85% of the 2014 Best Global Brands have used crowdsourcing in the last ten years. One of those brands is Unilever , one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products that launched its crowdsourced innovation program , Unilever Foundry, last year, to make sustainable living commonplace by collaborating with innovators.

To accelerate innovation, focus on culture

Jeffrey Phillips

There will be hack-a-thons, crowdsourcing, open innovation, encouragement of "wild ideas", pizza parties and a host of other short term activities leading to a small subset of interesting ideas. There's good reason for that willful blindness, because what holds back innovation is the overriding focus on execution and efficiency baked into corporate culture. Until and unless we focus on the culture first and foremost, no firm or team will be successful at innovating.

Two Brains are Better than One: The Benefits of Crowdsourcing Your Innovation

HYPE Innovation

One such way is the concept of 'crowdsourcing.' In an era when garnering the assistance of venture capitalists is increasingly difficult, due to tremendous competition, crowdsourcing can often be used to get a company or idea off the ground without that elusive help. But crowdsourcing has moved far beyond merely collecting money. Innovation CultureIt's difficult to measure with any real precision how much the Internet has changed the way we do business and live life.

Crowdsourcing Internal Innovation

Collective Innovation

It’s very important for management to reward participation in some way as this sets a culture that encourages active involvement and lets your employees know how important their continued engagement is to you. The post Crowdsourcing Internal Innovation appeared first on Collective Innovation - Ideation Management Software. Crowdsourcing Innovation Disruptive Innovation experiential hilton idea management innovation process product enhancement validation phase value engineering

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation?

eZassi

What is Crowdsourcing for Innovation? Crowdsourcing and co-creation is an essential arm of conducting smart business. 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? With crowdsourcing innovation, you are in complete control of who you want to include in your crowd.

Crowdsourcing: Bolstering Your Company’s Survival Kit

Planview Spigit

We’ve seen example after example of companies successfully leveraging crowdsourcing technology to capture innovation at scale. Li & Fung is a 100+ year old company with over 22,000 employees worldwide that has used crowdsourcing masterfully. Crowdsourcing has served as the foundation for the company’s innovation program over the years, and has blossomed into a company-wide initiative that has allowed them to unleash the entrepreneurial energy within its workforce.

Creating an Innovative Culture for Your Nonprofit Organization

IdeaScale

Simply saying, “We love innovation” is not enough to have a genuinely innovative culture. If you want to learn more about putting innovation and crowdsourcing to work in nonprofits, IdeaScale invites you to download our Crowdsourcing and Nonprofits white paper. The post Creating an Innovative Culture for Your Nonprofit Organization appeared first on IdeaScale.

Does Crowdsourcing Need “Rethinking”?

Qmarkets

Benefits of crowdsourcing: Common Misconceptions In my previous post , I gave a working definition of crowdsourcing and described two major crowdsourcing approaches: adding capacity and accessing expertise. Experts represent an essential part of any crowdsourcing campaign.

Crowdsourced Innovation Management Survey: Participate in Valuable Industry Research

Planview Spigit

Planview Spigit is conducting the fourth annual State of Crowdsourced Innovation Management survey and study. The purpose of the survey is to gather data that highlights industry insights around ideation and crowdsourced innovation programs. Check out some of the key findings from last year presented in this blog, or download “The 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report” to take a deeper dive into the findings. The 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Findings.

How Crowdsourced Innovation Bolsters Employee Engagement

Planview Spigit

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.

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

Planview Spigit

Recently I had a chance to read a terrific article in the most recent issue of the MIT/Sloan Management review about internal crowdsourcing. Figure 1: Adapted from “Developing Innovative Solutions Through Internal Crowdsourcing” MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2017. Culture – How do we improve or change our culture? Reward employees with incentives that make sense in your culture. Crowdsourcing

JAMES GARDNER: How to Succeed at Crowdsourcing Innovation

Planview Spigit

Spigit CTO James Gardner, who this week is presenting at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in NYC , knows a thing or two about how to be successful at crowdsourcing innovation. “Working with leading innovation teams and programs in multiple industries, on multiple continents, and in various cultural settings, I’ve found it necessary for business leaders to work harder on defining what innovation means for their company,” he says.

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

Qmarkets

In addition, firms should not neglect a time-tested approach that by its very nature is designed to let large groups of people innovate together without facing each other – crowdsourcing. . crowdsourcing ?as Our Blog Crowdsourcing

Lessons About Culture and Creativity

IdeaScale

Avoid cultures where leaders say “don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions” – You WANT people to let you know when there are problems. This is something that we recommend to our customers all the time (especially as a launch campaign) – start by asking for problems and bring all the power of crowdsourcing to bare on it – let others bring new perspective to it, let the crowd vote and prioritize the problems they think are most pressing, and go from there.

Crowdsourcing Your Way to Innovative Success

Rocketspace

This is bad news for any company that wants to foster a culture of innovation and encourage that most elusive of employee – the intrapreneur. Every business wants to be as nimble and innovative as startups, but ambition and execution can be two very different things. A Harvard Business Review survey of 3,500 corporate professionals in the U.S.,

Building a Culture of Employee-Led Innovation

Planview Spigit

The number one innovation priority for businesses is to drive is a culture of innovation– this must be done from the top down, including every business discipline. For a culture of innovation to have longevity, there needs to be the commitment from managers and business leaders to act on ideas. The post Building a Culture of Employee-Led Innovation appeared first on Spigit. Crowdsourcing

Does Crowdsourcing Need “Rethinking”?

Qmarkets

Why aren’t organizations recognizing the benefits of crowdsourcing? In my previous post , I gave a working definition of crowdsourcing and described two major crowdsourcing approaches: adding capacity and accessing expertise. Crowdsourcing doesn’t need “rethinking.”

Does Crowdsourcing Need “Rethinking”?

Qmarkets

In my previous post , I gave a working definition of crowdsourcing and described two major crowdsourcing approaches: adding capacity and accessing expertise. Some of the reasons for the slow adoption of crowdsourcing are rooted in the very nature of the method.

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

Planview Spigit

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. The advantages of crowdsourced innovation can’t be ignored. Crowdsourcing

Can Crowdsourcing Support Your Operational Excellence Strategy?

Qmarkets

The next generation of process excellence will definitely bring in more elements from the world of crowdsourcing. But it’s not a sequential process; it’s a parallel process where you foster a culture of innovation which leads to a discipline of innovation.

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

Planview Spigit

internal crowdsourcing. Figure 1: Adapted from “Developing Innovative Solutions Through Internal Crowdsourcing” MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2017. Culture – How do we improve or change our culture? Reward employees with incentives that make sense in your culture. The post Internal vs. External Crowdsourcing: How to Determine the Best Solution appeared first on Spigit. Crowdsourcing

How Frontline Employees Drive the Change Management Process

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Organization & Culture caregivers Change Management Crowdsourcing customer engagement customer experience customer intelligence customer service Employee Engagement employee insights frontline employees insights nurses retail

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Ideation Rate: Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Planview Spigit

MIT’s Sloan Management Review recently published a story that focuses on the research Spigit conducted with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management around quantifying a culture of innovation. In other words, we set out to move beyond the why behind creating a culture of innovation and look at the how. In doing so, we surfaced actions a company can take actually build and sustain a culture of innovation. Crowdsourcing

Mammoth Crowdsourcing Exercise to Compile Viking Database

IdeaConnection

Research into Viking culture has been given a huge boost thanks to the World-Tree Project, a new crowdsourcing initiative that is attempting to compile the world’s largest online Viking database. To follow the progress of the crowdsourcing Viking project and to provide materials, click here. Crowdsourcing crowdsourcing Vikings UCC Vikings

Co-creating Future-fit Organizations

Innovation Excellence

In our second blog in this series of three, we opened the door to a threshold for a new kind of co-creative, collaborative and cohesive team spirit that catalyzes change through “innovation evangelism”.

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

Qmarkets

Crowdsourcing to the Rescue? Crowdsourcing Challenges and Opportunities Crowdsourcing is a process of assigning internal jobs to external crowds of people in the form of an open call. crowdsourcing ?as

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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.