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. Building An Inclusive Innovation Practice.

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification

IdeaScale

Improve your innovation process with gamification. The ideal moment in any innovation process is when innovating becomes fun. That’s where gamification comes in, and it can blast your innovation onto a whole new plane. Gamification is the addition of game-like ideas and rewards to a work process. Gamification can take a number of forms, and draw from a number of tropes, especially when combined with crowdsourcing.

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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?

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. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you with a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

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. All in all, if applied carefully it can provide you a leading edge of innovation knowledge and insight.

Calculating the ROI of an Idea: Ideas That Saved Time

InnovationManagement

Crowdsourcing and open innovation initiatives are vital by bringing vast stakeholders together to share ideas on complex problems and opportunities. Much of the focus is set on engaging the crowd yet deciding which ideas to take a risk on requires data on the likely impacts and costs.

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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. Through their Ideate Innovation program, which the team uses to surface and develop ideas and turn them into award-winning products. It was always obvious to leaders at Polaris that there were untapped opportunities to crowdsource groundbreaking ideas from employees across the company.

Crowdsourcing Internal Innovation

Collective Innovation

Regardless of what kind of business you are in there are numerous different types of innovation that can give you a clear competitive advantage and make you more successful. The most common types of sustaining innovation are: Application Innovation : This is when you find a new use for an existing product, tapping into a new base of customers and potential. Product Innovation : Creates a difference with an existing product line and existing market, usually through features.

9 Ways to Engage Your Crowd

Planview Spigit

As an innovation practitioner, ensuring that program leaders can motivate people to participate in their innovation programs is something I spend quite a lot of time thinking about. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that crowdsourced innovation is extremely effective. But, to be successful, you must find the right approach to consistently — and repeatedly — engage your crowd.

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

Qmarkets

Corporate Innovation: A Victim of Remote Work? Corporate innovation will not be spared the troubles of adjusting to the “new normal.” ” As a former Googler, Mayer knew that innovation requires collaboration, and both thrive on serendipity. crowdsourcing ?as

How KBC Bank Used Crowdsourced Innovation to Create Massive Employee Engagement

Planview Spigit

On the off chance an idea is shared, it gets lost in translation due to informal processes or too many hoops to jump through to reach a decision maker. To do that, we must understand our customers’ needs, which means having all of the information we can get from the employees that directly engage with them.” Knowing this, KBC launched an innovation program that would energize the company and its entire workforce. KBC, in fact, wanted innovation to be part of its DNA.

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.

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.

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.

Culture of Innovation: Premera Blue Cross Engages Employees to Drive Innovation

Planview Spigit

As organizations seek to add value to customers and develop new, differentiated products and services, innovation is at the heart of strategy. It starts with creating a culture of innovation from within by tapping into the wisdom of employees. Premera Blue Cross developed its culture of innovation that motivated 3,200 employees to produce more than 400 new ideas to improve its products and services. Employee engagement. We saw immediately just a lot of engagement.

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

Qmarkets

Corporate Innovation: A Victim of Remote Work? Corporate innovation will not be spared the troubles of adjusting to the “new normal.” ” As a former Googler, Mayer knew that innovation requires collaboration, and both thrive on serendipity. Crowdsourcing to the Rescue?

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Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the Smart Cities initiative could be what makes the difference. the natural evolution of the course should be smart, or digital, government that not only enables more efficient engagement between its personnel but also upgraded contact with the people, including value-generating services. It’s no secret that most of the tech innovation and digital disruption takes place in the private sector. Internal Engagement.

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

The evolving trend of smart city innovation is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground.

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. The DOT needed a platform that would allow them to engage audiences both inside and outside of their agency in one seamless interface.

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

Planview Spigit

In the open innovation space, one regularly leads to the other. Read these three in-depth industry reports to find out the new rules of the collaborative economy, why the United States is leading the way in turning customer feedback into innovative products, and what challenges are soon to crop up in crowdsourcing. Companies Leverage Open Innovation Better than China. that are taking innovation initiatives to heart.

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. The DOT needed a platform that would allow them to engage audiences both inside and outside of their agency in one seamless interface.

Should Your Research Include Surveys or a Crowdsourcing Component? Check Out Our Infographic!

IdeaScale

Innovation requires both ideas and data. Our infographic explores when you should collect data with surveys versus developing ideas with crowdsourcing. Using Surveys With Crowdsourcing.

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The Innovation 'Function'

Imaginatik

Innovation” is often discussed in terms of the “idea” as the product and the formation of that idea as somehow unique and ineffable …. There is a perception of serendipitous, Zen enlightenment related to ideation that is often accompanied by a thorough dismissal of “process,” as if they are mutually exclusive. In that vision of the “innovation funnel” the idea is at the end… the goal. Neither process, nor technology alone holds the key to sustainable innovation success.

A New Emerging Practice: Innovation Communications

InnovationManagement

Closed innovation is a thing of the past. Scalable, open innovation as a business practice has yielded the most dramatic and successful results - and communication and connection with your audience is essential to success. By engaging through at least four of eight channels (website, email, social, public relations, partners, events, offline, and beyond), a robust communications process and schedule can yield valuable insights to help you innovate better.

SCERL: The Ultimate Innovation Management Cheat Sheet

Planview Spigit

What of the innovation management practitioner? The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Innovation Management. Engagement ( community contribution ). The innovation practitioner scores each factor a 2, 1, or 0. Potential of ideas/ innovations vetted/ tested. Innovators left to their own devices. Growing commitment and ownership of the innovation process and outcomes. Perhaps SCERL will save a couple of innovation programs.

A Rising Star – Qmarkets Ranks Among Best Crowdsourcing Platforms on CompareCamp.com

Qmarkets

Tel-Aviv, 14 th October, 2019 – Qmarkets’ position amongst the most powerful crowdsourcing platforms on the market is becoming increasingly evident, with high scores and positive reviews across a variety of enterprise software directories, including Capterra , G2 , and most recently CompareCamp. The rising star award is a direct result of Qmarkets’ steadily growing market presence , advanced innovation management features , and renowned customers.

LEAD Innovation Selects Qmarkets’ Platform to Help Global Businesses Crowdsource Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges

Qmarkets

Qmarkets’ software has been chosen by LEAD Innovation Management GmbH to support a groundbreaking initiative – designed to leverage the collective wisdom of global businesses against the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. LEAD Innovation Management – an acclaimed Austrian firm specializing in corporate innovation – has transformed their extensive LEAD user network into a digital crowdsourcing platform using Qmarkets’ software.

Deadline for the 2018 Innovation Management Awards Extended

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is offering innovators from around the world an extra week to complete their submission for the Innovation Management Awards. This is our fifth annual award series and we honor winners in three categories: best innovation engagement strategy, best innovation process, and best innovation. Engagement. Every year we celebrate entrants who have demonstrated creativity and results in their engagement strategy. Process.

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

I want to offer some thoughts that need us all involved in innovation to think about as we finish out 2018. If you are frustrated with your current innovation process then read on. If you are not, then simply “click away” and certainly my best wishes by ignoring a very changing innovation world that we are all undergoing. Much of the current innovation process you are currently working with is a Dinosaur, it should have disappeared long ago.

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Gartner: Innovation Management Software Nearing Mainstream Adoption

Planview Spigit

Awesome new ideas are what make an innovation program…well, an innovation program. But it’s the tools you use that help those ideas become reality and bring about tangible returns — tools like innovation management software (and for some, a new way of thinking about innovation altogether). According to the people who spend their time researching this sort of thing, the importance of ‘managing innovation initiatives systematically’ (i.e.,

Managing Expectations in Innovation Management

IdeaScale

One of the most effective ways to engage your crowd is to demonstrate commitment to turning their ideas into real value and impact. However, this can present some challenges for innovation managers. Some concerns we have heard from innovation managers: “I do not want to overpromise what we’re going to do with people’s ideas.”. Transparency has the added benefit of informing the crowd how best to contribute and helps keep the whole process on track for making an impact.

8 Innovative Baby Boomer Knowledge Management and Retention Strategies

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival presents 10 Key Imperatives your business must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation in today’s “innovate or die” business world. Even the most brilliant, innovative ideas will become nothing but unfulfilled fantasies if they can’t be properly implemented. 1] Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation ( See p.

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring. We are moving towards a new management of innovation where ‘greater’ collaboration is fueling new business models built on platforms, formed around ecosystems of communities with vested interest, contributing and extracting value. We need to find a new way of doing things differently around innovation and its management. So is ecosystem thinking part of your innovation make up?

We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

Paul Hobcraft

There is still a real reluctance that the supplier of innovation software solutions has to change. I think with the recognition that innovation occurs across the whole organization the innovation management (IM) providers have to radically alter their business model or recognize they need to broaden out their target market inside organizations as innovation is occurring in all corners of the organization today.

? Knock Your Innovation Program Out of the Park

Planbox

Innovation, for all intents and purposes, plays a similar function in the corporate setting because it engages your workforce in the same way sports do, as employees are brought together to participate in something bigger than themselves. Innovation is not immune to failure.

Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

I firmly believe we are on the cusp of a new innovation era. When you step back and recognize all the different advancements we have making in designing tools and frameworks, in understanding innovation, it holds promise. We are still in need of finding innovations that provide new products, services or business models. Innovation is hard work yet we seem to make it harder because we “freeze” our understanding of it.

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How Campbell Soup Company Brings the Best Ideas Forward

Planview Spigit

Recently, an article on HR Daily Advisor written by George was published highlighting how his team utilizes crowdsourced innovation to surface the best ideas from their employee-base to solve business challenges and uncover opportunities. Not only has this had a profound effect on their culture, it has become a tremendous way of engaging employees. Keeping innovation in a silo is a big opportunity missed. Crowdsourcing

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Building a Culture of Employee-Led Innovation

Planview Spigit

In a recent HR Technologist article , Spigit CEO, Scott Raskin, made the case for why companies need to get employees invested in their innovation and improvement processes – and how to do it. At Spigit, our customers have seen a significant difference in how engaged their employees are when they’re able to collaborate and get involved in the company’s strategy through innovation. The post Building a Culture of Employee-Led Innovation appeared first on Spigit.

Innovation Services: In-House or Outsourced?

IdeaScale

The idea of “outsourcing” innovation can seem contrary to the whole concept. Isn’t innovation supposed to be about tapping the potential of your employees while engaging with them on a creative level? Sometimes it takes an outsider to kickstart the creative process.

16 metrics for tracking Collaborative Innovation performance

Hutch Carpenter

In a recent PwC survey, 61% of CEOs said innovation was a key priority for their company ( pdf ). Innovation efforts come in a variety of forms: innovation and design labs, jobs-to-be-done analysis, corporate venturing, distributed employee experiments, open innovation, TRIZ, etc. In this post, I want to focus on another type of innovation initiative: Collaborative Innovation. The metrics are segmented by the different phases of innovation: Sourcing.

How the GSAs 10X Program Advances Government Innovation

IdeaScale

Overview : Founded in 2017 off of a popular crowdsourcing initiative, the Government Services Administration (GSA)’s 10X program internally crowdsources ideas to design new approaches and launch new programs. It’s a role in government that demands constant innovation.