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Innovation Funnel Examples

Innovation Funnel Examples

IdeaScale offers a number of functions that will support you gathering key data and delivering efficient collective decisions. With custom funnels, you can assemble these functions into a workflow that serves your specific needs. But sometimes folks need an example of how these work with the different decision types. So here’s what those things look … Continued

Clarify How Decisions Are Made

How Decisions Are Made

I recently read a book called Crucial Conversations. In the chapter called “Move to Action,” the authors describe four methods for decision-making. Command Also known as the “executive decision.” This is when an authority or delegate makes a unilateral decision. This is appropriate when the decision must be driven primarily by the executive’s unique insight … Continued

Who Makes the Decisions in Crowdsourcing?

Who makes the decisions in crowdsourcing?

You will likely engage your experts and authorities at the earliest stages or your program through discussion. These are the people who know a great deal about the subject matter of the campaigns and can give you strong feedback on your problem statement and criteria for success. And these are the people who must agree … Continued

Holiday Incentives – Let’s Get Festive!

Holiday Incentives - Let’s get festive

  The holiday season is a great time to crowdsource, because creativity will be at its peak when people mix at holiday parties and share new ideas. But, it’s also a challenging time for engagement because there are plenty of competing priorities. To capture the energy of holiday season with lots of ideas, we recommend: … Continued

Top Resources for Driving Engagement

driving engagement

A key goal at Open Nation this year was to share best practices and top resources for driving engagement. To prepare for Open Nation, our team collected and shared some of our favorite resources on community engagement strategies. Now, we want to share them with you: Webinar: How to Engage the Crowd Take home message: … Continued