Crowdsourcing Leads to Civic Engagement: Four Real-World Examples

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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

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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?

2021 Crowdsourced Innovation Report

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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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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.

Webinar: Plan Your Organization’s Crowdsourcing Initiative

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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.

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.

Driving Innovation through Employee Engagement - Shift your Focus

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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?

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?

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 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 for Non-Profits: A Look at the Benefits

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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

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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.

Gamified Crowdsourcing: The Impact on Community Engagement

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

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

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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.

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.

Who Makes the Decisions in Crowdsourcing?

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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.

Employee Engagement Propels Innovation

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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

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.

Examples of Great Innovation Engagement Videos

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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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Crowdsourced Innovation: How Enterprises Generate Explosive Employee Engagement

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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

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?

13 Things to Know About Crowdsourcing

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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.

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

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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.

7 Incentives to Increase Participation in a Crowdsourced Innovation Program

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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.

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.

4 Myths About Crowdsourcing Innovation

Planview Spigit

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. Thanks to advanced algorithms and game mechanics, crowdsourcing innovation with a platform like Spigit engages all people in a group while removing bias brought on by someone’s role or because they timed their submission well.

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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Three Interesting Examples of Crowdsourcing in the Financial Sector

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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.

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?

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.

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.

What Kind of Company is a Good Fit for Crowdsourcing?

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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.

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.

Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

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Polaris Industries’ crowdsourcing case study is inspiring people both internally and externally—and their story is still relevant today. 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. Crowdsourcing Customer Experience

Spigit Customer Spotlight: Crowdsourcing Safety with PUSD’s InnovationU

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Crowdsourcing innovation is one of today’s most powerful tools for effecting real, lasting change. It was exactly this benefit that led the Poway Unified School District of California to develop their InnovationU program, backed by Spigit , to crowdsource ideas for improving the safety and security of all students and staff district-wide. Crowdsourcing Safety Solutions from Unexpected Sources.

Build Your Career by Sharing a Crowdsourced Idea

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Moderators say it’s a powerful tool for employee engagement and collaboration. He says surprising things happen when you pull together a multidisciplinary group to crowdsource ideas. “It’s Stearns’ story is a great example of this sort of crowdsourced product development. It showcases how they’re thinking about crowdsourcing and innovation as part of their daily routine. The post Build Your Career by Sharing a Crowdsourced Idea appeared first on IdeaScale.

This is How Crowdsourcing Innovation Works (6 Steps)

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Confused by crowdsourcing? In a nutshell of 6 easy steps, this is how crowdsourcing innovation works. Depending on the size of your crowd and the engagement tactics you’ve put in place, the influx of ideas could resemble a waterfall or behave like a leaky faucet. It’s not just a great way to give credit where credit is due — it’s an amazing way of engaging people, encouraging future participation, and incentivizing others in the crowd.

The Future of Civic Engagement and Innovation

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News Trend Alert Calgary case study citizen engagement citizen science communication crowdsourcing employee engagement ideation refinementNumerous leaders and community organizers have been talking about public service lately, especially in the US - mostly encouraging the public to take place in ongoing dialogues and to volunteer in their communities in order to create positive change at local and national levels.