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.

Best Practices for Engaging Your Innovation Community

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The post Best Practices for Engaging Your Innovation Community appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice best practices community engagement crowdsourcing InnovationDeveloping a broad and deep innovation community puts a wonderful resource at your fingertips.

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Four Ways Crowdsourcing is Being Used to Encourage Civic Engagement

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing! Reduce “Friction” One of the biggest problems in civic engagement is the misperception that doing anything with the government involves filing eight forms in triplicate and waiting in line for an hour only to find out you’re in the wrong line. Unite constituent and politician with crowdsourcing. Keep in mind that a lot of good civic engagement is genuinely apolitical. How can we engage them? How do you build a better government?

How Liebherr Engages Its Customers with Crowdsourcing

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This blog post is part of a series on successfully managing open innovation programs. In this series, I talk with experienced innovation managers to understand how they've built an open innovation capability in their organizations and how they strive to make this capability increasingly stronger.

2021 Crowdsourced Innovation Report

IdeaScale

In 2021, we expect to see faster turnaround times on ideas, even faster growth in departments focused directly on innovation, more engagement from leaders, and a shift to transformational and adjacent change in innovation strategy.

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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. Impacts of Crowdsourcing. Patient Engagement.

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.

Driving Innovation through Employee Engagement - Shift your Focus

Imaginatik

We want to engage employees in innovation. Because people readily understand suggestions, incremental ideas and crowdsourcing, this tends to be the main focus when starting up innovation. We believe there’s another way – a better way – and it starts by ensuring your focus is on Driving Innovation through employee engagement. So if the approach in the past has focused on engagement & crowdsourcing, what would it mean to Drive Innovation along with employee engagement?

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.

How Crowdsourcing Can Enhance Innovation Performance

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is becoming increasingly popular in today’s business world. Defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, it clear to see why a company would want to engage in the use. 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.

How Consumers Are Crowdsourcing Health and Safety Matters

IdeaScale

However, the data from crowdsourcing needs to be balanced against other expertise, so health professionals need to participate in these crowds and help guide them. Now patients have another option, using social media networks, podcasts , and other tools to crowdsource.

How IdeaScale’s Innovation Scaling Feature Makes It Simple to Launch Crowdsourcing Campaigns and Solve Problems

IdeaScale

One team within the agency faced a challenge to develop a better way to collect liquids in low-gravity environments for testing—so they started an agency-wide crowdsourcing campaign to gather feedback and ideas from across different departments. Highlights.

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?

Crowdsourcing for Non-Profits: A Look at the Benefits

IdeaScale

Non-profit engagement is about more than volunteering. 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.

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. Customer engagement.

How Communication helps your Crowdsourcing Project

Flying Fish Lab

This is where crowdsourcing comes into play, allowing businesses to reach out directly to consumers for ideas, feedback, and even design of certain products. If you’ve never run a crowdsourcing project before, it can seem a bit daunting.

Gamified Crowdsourcing: The Impact on Community Engagement

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Community Engagemnt Crowdsolving Crowdsourcing GamificationBilal Mufti presents how gamification brings communities and consumers closer together.

How Communication helps your Crowdsourcing Project

Flying Fish Lab

This is where crowdsourcing comes into play, allowing businesses to reach out directly to consumers for ideas, feedback, and even design of certain products. If you’ve never run a crowdsourcing project before, it can seem a bit daunting.

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

Here Are the Top Five Crowdsourcing Wins of the Past Year

IdeaScale

2021 marked a year when major brands looked toward crowdsourcing to improve their products and reduce waste. And much of it was driven by the company’s crowdsourcing platform, LEGO Ideas. Olive Union used crowdsourcing to change that.

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?

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.

Examples of Great Innovation Engagement Videos

IdeaScale

When participation from your crowd is critical to your innovation program, you’ve got to have a multi-channel engagement strategy that works. Amway’s video clearly demonstrates the value of participating in Amway’s crowdsourced innovation community – not only does it make a company better, it helps employees build their careers. Have you ever used videos as part of your engagement strategy? The post Examples of Great Innovation Engagement Videos appeared first on IdeaScale.

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How Crowdsourced Innovation Bolsters Employee Engagement

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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. Traditional tools and engagement methods are missing the mark.

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.

5 Innovation Engagement Best Practices

IdeaScale

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. That’s why we get a lot of questions about how to run a successful innovation engagement campaign.

Community Engagement Tips

IdeaScale

Crowdsourced innovation communities only succeed when they bring in new voices and encourage them to share ideas. We asked our Innovation Strategists at IdeaScale to share some community engagement tips: “Post a video of a key high-level sponsor showing support for the campaigns that you’re running. It’s a great way to show that you’re listening and a great way to generate further engagement. The post Community Engagement Tips appeared first on IdeaScale.

Who Makes the Decisions in Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

You will likely engage your experts and authorities at the earliest stages or your program through discussion. This is the whole idea of crowdsourcing: to gather and synthesize the input of many minds! In this example, you might involve your subject matter experts in transforming idea fragments into fleshed out concepts by engaging them in idea refinement. It showcases how they’re thinking about crowdsourcing and innovation as part of their daily routine.

7 Incentives to Increase Participation in a Crowdsourced Innovation Program

InnovationManagement

Every year, one question tops all the others that our customers might bring to us: how do I increase engagement in my innovation community? The post 7 Incentives to Increase Participation in a Crowdsourced Innovation Program appeared first on InnovationManagement.

13 Things to Know About Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. million donors are engaged with United Ways across the world to advance community-based and community-led solutions. 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. Crowdsourcing requires a great question.

Crowdsourcing Trends Shaping the Future of Innovation

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Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. Most businesses understand the importance of crowdsourcing, and as a result, are implementing it into their business plans. According to a 2014 study done by the company Eyeka, in the past 10 years, 85% of the top global brands have used crowdsourcing efforts within their company.

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Five Tips for Selling Your Executive Team on Crowdsourcing’s Value

IdeaScale

Get everyone on board with crowdsourcing. Why do companies resist crowdsourcing? It’s a tough question, and if you’re looking to boost crowdsourcing as a solution, it can seem a tough obstacle to overcome. Here are five common objections to crowdsourcing from the executive suite, and how to respond to them and get your crowdsourcing started. By far the biggest obstacle crowdsourcing faces is that for many companies, it’s unexplored turf.

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?

Identifying the Value of Crowdsourcing: A Talk with Dr. Zoe Szajnfarber

IdeaScale

One method for practicing open innovation is through crowdsourcing, the process of sharing ideas across industries to solve a common problem. Better employee engagement is one benefit of open innovation. Realizing the Value of Crowdsourcing.

Employee Engagement Propels Innovation

Planview

However, for this culture to exist, employee engagement is imperative. A culture of innovation relies on employee engagement and a shared vision for a company’s success. Over the last 15 years, organizations have invested $100 billion annually to improve employee engagement with little success. Crowdsourced employee innovation is another option for engaging employees to offer insights into or solutions to a business challenge. Employee Engagement

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.

Three Interesting Examples of Crowdsourcing in the Financial Sector

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing can add up in surprising ways. Can finance benefit from crowdsourcing? While open innovation and crowdsourcing are incredibly popular in other industries, the financial industry is necessarily more conservative about the technology it uses and the consumers it listens to. But crowdsourcing has undeniable benefit for the financial industry if done with an eye to its specific needs, and with a little out-of-the-box thinking. Community Engagement.

Crowdsourced Innovation: How Enterprises Generate Explosive Employee Engagement

Planview

For companies looking to grow and expand, the lack of engaged employees is a significant problem that can wreak havoc on long-term success. However, what Gallup’s research shows is that traditional approaches to engaging employees are not as effective as they once were. Why are engaged employees important you may be wondering? Further Gallup research has found that companies with engaged employees outperform those who don’t by 202%. Crowdsourcing

Top 5 Advantages of Crowdsourced Innovation Management

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This is what crowdsourced innovation management is about and below are the 5 advantages of crowdsourced innovation management. This is why it is important to not only treat and pay employees well but also make them feel they are valued – and this crowdsourced innovation can offer that. You know that crowdsourced innovation management boosts your employee’s morale and sense of worth in the company. The good thing about crowdsourcing is you can minimize your costs.

4 Ways to Promote Innovation Without Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is just one facet of innovation strategy. So, if crowdsourcing doesn’t work for your specific issue, here’s how to bolster innovation without it. There needs to be room in your organization to experiment, to engage in small projects, and test out ideas. Crowdsourcing can be incredibly useful to your innovation process, but it should be just one aspect of it. The crowd you source from doesn’t have to be outside the company.

How Crowdsourcing is Shaping the Future of Digital Interaction

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Crowdsourcing is quickly evolving and gaining notoriety in the business world. According to a study performed by the company Eyeka in 2014, in the past 10 years, 85% of the top global brands have used crowdsourcing efforts within their company. Interacting digitally through crowdsourcing is the quickest way this can be done. A growing service among a variety of industries, crowdsourcing is the next step for your company when it comes to extra support.