localgov.co.uk: Crowdsourcing for ideas

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Generating new ideas is challenging business, particularly for large organisations with well established ways of doing things. But it doesn’t have to be. The advantage of being a large organisation — whether a local authority or a company — is you have a potential resource that frequently goes unacknowledged as a source of ideas: the workforce. An organisation’s employees, thanks …

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Open Innovation vs Crowdsourcing vs Co-creation

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Various principles and concepts are used for managing research and innovation. You are probably familiar with these buzzwords: crowdsourcing, open innovation and a more recent one, co-creation. Organisations are gradually moving away from traditional work models; they are becoming a lot bolder and more inclusive in their approaches to innovation. As an innovation and idea management company we have witnessed …

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Leveraging the Crowd

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In this post we are going to look at one of the first stages of a successful innovation programme – Leveraging the Crowd. Businesses and institutions have been using crowdsourcing for years through focus groups, surveys, consultations and interviews to gather feedback and suggestions. Although the terms “crowdsourcing”, “open innovation” and “ideation” can sound complex and novel, they are merely new methods …

RSA crowdsources opinions on economic policy using Wazoku

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London, May 10, 2017– The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has launched a new initiative to galvanise the population and create a more democratic debate on economics. To give people a forum in which they can express their thoughts, RSA is using an ‘ideas platform’ by Wazoku, the crowdsourcing company, which can be easily accessed online. The RSA’s Citizens’ Economic …

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Engaging your community to future-proof your organisation

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Engagement is a current hot topic and one of the solutions that’s being presented to organisations that want to be innovative. Engaging employees is great and can yield results, but it’s come to a point where organisations have to expand their communities to include external members. There are other stakeholders in an organisation’s sphere that will also have interesting things …

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Democracy in Action – Crowdsourcing at the RSA

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“Fundamentally, economics is not about finding a right set of answers or mastering concepts that only economists can understand. Economics is about human relationships, value and judgements – which can and should involve everyone.”  Reema Patel, the RSA Today’s a big day for our customer, the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), as they start …

Crowdsourcing vs crowdfunding – what’s the difference?

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It can be frustrating when crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are used interchangeably, because they are completely different things. The confusion might happen because the words are similar, and they are concepts and words that only started entering the mainstream lexicon in the last few years. This means that more and more people are aware of the words, but the distinct meanings …

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Charities – the sleeping giants of innovation

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I’ve recently been exploring the charity sector, to gauge interest in crowdsourcing ideas from their employees, partners or customers, as I was aware of several “innovation teams” being setup or already existing within many of the major charities. Charities aren’t utilising their greatest resource My first stage of research was Google (of course). However, I was really surprised to see …