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Keep Calm and Create: A rallying cry to solve the world’s biggest challenges

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We’re living through unprecedented times as the COVID-19 pandemic takes grip, rearranging our day-to-day lives at breathtaking speed. The world is an uncertain place right now – with many of us now part of the coronavirus-enforced experiment in working exclusively from home. For some, this newfound status is a shock, with many of us still adjusting to the new normal, …

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COVID-19: Solving challenges and leading through change

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There’s no doubt the coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is causing mass disruption around the world. The outbreak is a human tragedy – the likes of which is a cause for great concern. It’s also having a growing impact on the global economy, forcing businesses to rethink their workforce strategies, putting health and safety first. These are …

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Why you need to co-create to get ahead

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If I asked you to assess the knowledge and skills of the people you work with, would you say your company boasts the smartest workforce in the world? Even if it’s a resounding yes, and you’re blessed with the most talented employees, do you think they’re organised and mobilised to solve your most complex business problems – both now and …

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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 …

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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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 …

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Notes from the 9th Annual Open Innovation Conference, part 1

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Being the Business Development Manager at Wazoku gives me the opportunity to attend some interesting events. I get to meet people, hand out brochures and see (and hear) some very interesting speeches! As such, the team asked me to write a series of blog posts about the most interesting things I saw and learned about, so we could all share …

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How open innovation can make manager’s lives easier

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Recently I came across an article by Dirk Deichmann,  assistant professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University on “How Managers Can Create a Constant Stream of Useful Ideas“. The main idea of the article is that, contrary to what anyone might think, rejection is actually conducive to employees submitting more ideas: Indeed, our latest study at Rotterdam School of Business …