At Wazoku the tools and processes we recommend to our customers when generating ideas or solving business challenges are the same we adopt internally. Balbu, is what we’ve branded our own idea management platform instance in our organisation. We use Balbu to run internal competitions, test and develop product features and improve operational and business processes to name a few.
Connect, is our customer co-creation community, we use this instance of our product as a forum dedicated to our customers and partners to discuss best practices, share use cases, adopt new product functionality – and – most importantly, share valuable knowledge between one another.
Both Balbu and Connect help our business and product stay relevant and continuously improve, while establishing a feedback loop from our employees and customers.
Solving global challenges by involving the right people, in the right process, at the right time
The Wazoku Save the World campaign aims to help businesses look internally at what ways they can contribute towards the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We know that by crowdsourcing ideas within a business’ ecosystem and engaging different minds, internal and external to an organisation, it can bring about great change. We’re challenging organisations to look at business opportunities that align with the SDGs and take on this global macro challenge at a micro level. Perhaps your corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy already supports the mission?
So how is Wazoku supporting the SDGs?
Firstly, we looked internally and found several ways to operate more sustainably as an organisation. Making incremental changes to fundamental processes can increase efficiency and productivity of employees as well as build culture and growth.
Here are the ideas and changes we’ve implemented so far.
These actions contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, a culture of innovation and build EveryDay innovators within our organisation.
Next we learn and get inspired from our customers
Many of our customers and partners are using our platform to generate new ideas to support sustainability. Some great recent examples can be seen below:
By cutting down the length of till receipts, Waitrose is saving paper usage and an outstanding £167,000 annually read more
A one of a kind partnership between an NGO and Fintech start-ups helped to bring blockchain technology to the unbanked world. read more
Lastly we challenge you
Get involved in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainability and crowdsource new ideas to help the world achieve our Global Sustainable Development Goals.
How is your organisation committing to a more sustainable future? Think about asking your employees, customers and wider network for new ideas on how to be more sustainable.
If you’d like to know more about how an idea management platform can help to gather, evaluate and implement the best ideas that align to your business goals, request a demo to learn more about our platform.