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. 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

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.

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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. The word “crowdsourcing” was first used in 2006 and in the context of Flickr.

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.

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.

What Can We Learn About Crowdsourcing in a Pandemic from NASA?

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The post What Can We Learn About Crowdsourcing in a Pandemic from NASA? Collaborative Innovation Idea Management case study communication strategy Crowdsourcing NASAWhen COVID-19 shut down the United States in 2020, everyone wanted to be a part of the solution.

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

Yet2

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.

Build Your Career by Sharing a Crowdsourced Idea

IdeaScale

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.

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.

Three Real World Examples of Crowdsourcing in Education

IdeaScale

That’s made schools of all levels and the wider education industry that supports them a fruitful ground for crowdsourcing approaches. Three schools, in particular, have used crowdsourcing to make changes for the good of students. For example, due to its New York City location, space of all sorts is at a premium, so students suggested the dining halls be opened up as study spaces, and connected to the university’s wireless internet system.

4 Companies With Jaw-Dropping Innovation Case Studies

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These innovation case studies will uncover a secret weapon that your organization might not be leveraging to its fullest! Well, you can work with external networks of talent and expertise by extending your crowdsourcing efforts beyond your organization’s walls.

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.

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.

How Universities are Using Crowdsourcing to Innovate

IdeaScale

Learn how universities are using crowdsourcing. Here’s how crowdsourcing can push innovation further, from major studies to brainstorming tools. Crowdsourcing In Academia. Crowdsourcing in the university system has unfolded in a number of ways. As you can see, from brainstorming tools to getting work done, there’s a lot of advantages to crowdsourcing. Students are just the start of the crowdsourcing trend. Effective Crowdsourcing.

Crowdsourcing Innovation: 4 Steps to Success

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Recently, Spigit CTO James Gardner shared some of his expert tips on using crowdsourcing software to build your innovation pipeline. Using a crowdsourcing platform will often remove the majority of the legwork.”. Crowdsourcing Innovation = Diverse Ideas and Predictable Outcomes. He also notes that using a crowdsourcing platform will allow you to expose valuable opportunities buried in the chaff.

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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Siemens Case Study: Crowdsourcing Solutions to Turn Gridlock into Green Lights

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In fact, the 170-year-old company produces an average of 38 inventions per day, a number powered by their crowdsourcing solutions. To learn more about how you too can improve your innovation program with Spigit, visit Spigit.com , or download the 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report , a rigorous analysis of innovation program data from the world’s largest brands, representing 21 different industry verticals. Crowdsourcing Customer Experience

Crowdsourcing Ways to Save Students Money

IdeaScale

Knowing that they had a wealth of knowledge within their campus network, the steering committee and the working group launched a crowdsourcing campaign to their students asking for ways to reduce costs that would help the President meet his commitment. One of the great things about crowdsourcing ideas, however, is that it is not just an ideation opportunity, but it also help you conduct a new form of market research from which themes emerge.

Webinar to Highlight Best Practices from NASA’s Internal Crowdsourcing Journey

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Internal crowdsourcing can change how you do business.?. Internal crowdsourcing corrals problems, ideas, and solutions at your place of work or in your industry in one central location. Why Implement Internal Crowdsourcing? Internal crowdsourcing fosters the exchange of ideas among employees. A Role Model for Internal Crowdsourcing. IdeaScape’s Webinar on Internal Crowdsourcing with NASA.

How To Get The Most Out Of Crowdsourcing

Innovation Excellence

Over the years I’ve written numerous times about not only the growth in crowdsourcing and other methods of open innovation, but the various studies seeking to understand how we can do so effectively. It probably reached peak popularity a few years ago, when numerous studies emerged looking at everything from Innocentive style challenges to GalaxyZoo. Competitions Open Innovation Challenges Crowdsourcing

How Crowdsourcing is Shaping the Future of Digital Interaction

IdeaScale

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 App Studies the Health Benefits of the Outdoors

IdeaConnection

A new crowdsourcing app developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK could help them to understand more about the relationship between biodiversity and well-being. Apps provide a great way of collecting data from thousands – possibly tens of thousands – of users, a scale that is just not possible in lab experiments,” said research associate Laurie Parma from the Department of Psychology, who coordinates the study. “We’ll

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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.

It’s a BatMobile! It’s a Pod Racer! It’s…the Polaris Slingshot (A Tale of Crowdsourcing Success)

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But only Spigit customer Polaris has crowdsourcing to thank for the unique design of the Slingshot, their recently-released three-wheel motorcycle that’s been compared to every superhero transport in the books. Crowdsourcing a Best-Seller at Polaris. In our newest case study, the team at Polaris shares: How they took their innovation program from manual and time-consuming to turbocharged and automatic.

What’s New in Crowdsourcing?

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This month we’re seeing a large number of medical studies calling for crowdsourced data, and finally we can learn from ZTE’s failure to crowdsource a smartphone. News climate change crowdsourcing finance gaming industry healthcare mobile open data open government public policy retail industry science sustainabilityThis month we’ve seen how the crowd continues to contribute in the political arena and in further developing clean and safe cities.

A Look Back at Crowdsourced Innovation in 2020

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing can influence innovation. According to a 2017 survey, 86% of companies who incorporate crowdsourcing in the workplace cite employee engagement as a top priority. IdeaScale has put together an infographic showing crowdsourced year-in numbers for 2020.

Who Exactly are the Crowd Workers?

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing allows organizations to find and work with self-selected volunteers to accomplish tasks, gather information, or gain new ideas. Critics often assume that employed professionals don’t have time to participate in crowdsourcing projects.

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. The 2019 study will compare findings over the years and establish market trends which will be shared in a new market research report coming out this summer. The 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Findings.

Identifying Opportunities for Crowdsourcing in Education

IdeaScale

Where does crowdsourcing fit in education? But, in education, there’s a lot of room for crowdsourcing, and it can be a source of innovative ideas. The truth is that educators and professors have been crowdsourcing well before Kickstarter came along. But in academia, crowdsourcing can be a useful tool for getting work done. Crowdsourcing improves education. Crowdsourcing For Students. Academia works best when it works together.

Multi-Planet System Discovered by Crowdsourcing

IdeaConnection

In a stellar achievement by the crowd, NASA has revealed details of the first multi-planet system to be discovered entirely by crowdsourcing. It’s hosted on Zooniverse, an online platform for crowdsourcing research. Researchers continued to study the system after its discovery. Crowdsourcing Open Innovation citizen scientists Exoplanet Explorers Zooniverse

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. Spigit customer The United Nations High Commission for Refugees, or UNHCR, (read the case study here ) routinely reaches out to refugee communities with ideation challenges in order to provide better support for refugees. The post Internal Crowdsourcing vs. External Crowdsourcing: How to Determine the Best Solution appeared first on Spigit.

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. Real-life case studies. Step 6: Share case studies.

Election 2016: Do We Need to Change Our Process?

IdeaScale

Innovate Your State ran the Challenge using IdeaScale ’s crowdsourcing platform. As far as we know, this is California’s first crowdsourced ballot initiative and its success asks some important questions in a divided country: can we do more to build towards consensus in advance of voting by crowdsourcing solutions to some of our most pressing problems? To learn more about the Fix California Challenge and Innovate Your State, read the full case study here.

Crowdsourcing ideas: sexy ideas get implemented

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Idea crowdsourcing is the act when a company outsources the generation of new ideas (e.g. The sourcing of ideas occurs on online idea crowdsourcing platforms that are open to everybody who has access to the Internet and no specific training or expertise is needed. Most studies about idea crowdsourcing focus on the phase of idea generation. 2016) that focuses on the characteristics that determine whether an idea is going to be implemented by the crowdsourcing company.

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

Planview Spigit

internal crowdsourcing. Spigit customer The United Nations High Commission for Refugees, or UNHCR, ( read the case study here ) routinely reaches out to refugee communities with ideation challenges in order to provide better support for refugees. Figure 1: Adapted from “Developing Innovative Solutions Through Internal Crowdsourcing” MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2017. Crowdsourcing

The fascinating story of Giffgaff: A co-creation case study

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Unlike crowdsourcing, co-creation uses a small group of known partners and involves deeper collaboration. One could perhaps think of crowdsourcing and co-creation as different aspects of open innovation. There are so many interesting case studies on how giffgaff runs on the principle of mutuality and co-creation to deliver a great customer experience. The post The fascinating story of Giffgaff: A co-creation case study appeared first on HackerEarth Blog.

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.

Lessons Learned About Innovation Communications from the City of Calgary

IdeaScale

To learn more about the City of Calgary and their myCityInnovation program, download their case study. . Case Study city of calgary crowdsourcing employee engagement engagementIf you’ve been following IdeaScale’s Innovation Management Awards , you know that this year saw some really thrilling innovation come from some unexpected places.

Crowdsourcing and User Innovation Conference 2014

Open Innovation

Format The format, participants and topics have made the OUI conference the most relevant in the world for the study of innovation outside the firm. Four of the 16 sessions were about crowdsourcing (a fifth on crowdfunding), making this the major theme of the conference — by far the most popular in terms of submissions. In his Monday plenary, Karim Lakhani bifurcated the crowdsourcing world into contests (competitive) and communities (collaborative).

One Weird Thing About Customer Satisfaction

IdeaScale

To read more about how Banchile Inversiones enacted their innovation campaigns, and about the five new projects which were implemented, download our recent case study here. Case Study IdeaScale collaboration crowdsourcing employee engagement idea management Innovation innovation management open innovationHere’s one weird thing about customer satisfaction: it may be that your employees have the key to improving it.

How to Conquer Distance with Collaboration

IdeaScale

To find out more about the Western Australia Police and Frontline 2020, click here to download the recent case study. Case Study IdeaScale collaboration crowdsourcing crowdsourcing innovation employee engagement engagement government innovation InnovationLong distance relationships are never easy. This is especially true of large-scale organizations which are housed in multiple and varied locations.

Four Innovation Lessons We Can Learn from Standard Bank

IdeaScale

Best Practice Case Study crowdsourcing problem identification refine standard bank trackInnovation starts in the clouds and comes to Earth. Innovation is particularly important for industries that seemingly move slowly, and that’s particularly true of banking. South Africa’s Standard Bank, which has branches across Africa and is expanding to other markets across the world, is an excellent demonstration of why.

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

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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. READ MORE >> MSU STUDY: U.S. In a new study from MSU, researchers found that when compared to Chinese firms, U.S. READ MORE >> The Biggest Challenge to the Future of Crowdsourcing in Business.