Tag: community engagement

Best Practices for Engaging Your Innovation Community

Community meeting listening to a speaker.

Developing a broad and deep innovation community puts a wonderful resource at your fingertips. Yet tapping into that resource requires more than just cheerleading. Here’s how to bring your community together and work toward a common goal. Know Your Community Start by truly understanding who your innovation community is. For example, perhaps the unifying factor … Continued

Three Interesting Examples of Crowdsourcing in the Financial Sector

Examples of Crowdsourcing in the Financial Sector

Crowdsourcing can add up in surprising ways. Can finance benefit from crowdsourcing? While open innovation and crowdsourcing are incredibly popular in other industries, the financial industry is necessarily more conservative about the technology it uses and the consumers it listens to. “Move fast and break things” isn’t the attitude you want from somebody selling you … Continued

What social science can teach us about open innovation

social science and open innovation

One of the biggest challenges in open innovation and crowdsourcing is generating meaningful and authentic engagement. Today, in the spirit of open innovation, I want to draw on inspiration from Root Solutions, a social science non-profit that uses research on behavioral science to create tools and resources for people driving social change. An important part … Continued

Hot Topic: Community Engagement

IdeaScale often receives questions about best practices and ideas for generating exciting community engagement. The questions go something like this: -How do you get people to join a community? -How do you get members to contribute to a community? -How do you keep them coming back? -How do you up-level the quality of contributions that … Continued