Three Signs You Need to Tap Into a Crowdsourcing Community

By Jessica Day / May 4, 2020 /

How do you know when crowdsourcing is a good tool for you and your team to solve problems?

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The Secrets to Effective, Efficient Ideation

By Adam Malofsky / November 13, 2019 /

We all want to win the never-ending race for great, effective, profitable new ideas. We want these ideas without a huge effort, without a huge risk and without a huge investment. We also want ideas with impact, that are rapidly actionable and ideally that utilize mostly existing resources and relationships. Most ideation is done in…

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Idea Challenges – You Get What You Give

By Jan Martijn Everts / March 25, 2019 /

In contradiction to what many people think, Idea Challenges are not about getting, they are about giving. Your employees will not automatically start sharing great, useful and relevant ideas to your organisational needs. As an organisation, you must give a lot before you get anything at all. And I do not mean prizes or money.…

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Accompanying European SMEs on their Open Innovation Journeys

By Maria Augusta Mancini / October 2, 2018 /

Within INSPIRE (standing for Integrated Support of oPen Innovation pRofessionalization initiative), a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under H2020, we have investigated in depth Open Innovation (0I) practices in SMEs across Europe with a view to distilling lessons about how to improve the supply chain and deploy a dedicated support package.…

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How To Get The Most Out Of Crowdsourcing

By Adi Gaskell / September 30, 2018 /

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…

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Flipping the Script on Innovation

By Paul Sloane / August 13, 2018 /

“If the Door is Shut, Open it. If the Door is Open, Shut it.” Change of State Innovation In looking for innovations it is sometimes helpful to consider whether your product or service is open or closed.  If it is open what would happen if you enclosed it?  If it is closed what would happen…

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When More is Less in Crowd-sourcing Innovation

By Gregory Hicks / March 4, 2018 /

In most organizations, there is an omnipresent quest for more. With crowd-sourcing innovation programs, the first impulse is to seek more ideas. Is more really better? What about idea quality? Does ‘more ideas’ work against idea quality? And if so, then what do you do about it? In 2011, I launched the employee open innovation…

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Thinking Outside The Box with Crowdsourcing

By Nicolas Bry / July 12, 2017 /

At our Industry and Research conference, I was asked by Sihem Jouini to define the ‘unfair advantage’ of Imagine with Orange, a platform dedicated to crowdsourcing innovative ideas. Jouini is Associate Professor and Director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship major at HEC ExMBA, and a researcher in organizational design for innovation and creativity.

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Six Things Great Innovators Do Differently

By Greg Satell / June 25, 2017 /

Take a look at any successful enterprise and you’ll find innovation at its core. That was just as true a hundred years ago when Henry Ford perfected the assembly line as it is today, when modern day giants like Elon Musk bring cutting edge technology to market. Innovation, as I’ve written before, is how people…

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