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What IdeaScale is Grateful For

IdeaScale is Grateful

Well, here in California it’s a predictably lovely fall day (brisk, but not cold with skittering leaves chasing each other down the sidewalk). It’s Thanksgiving in America and we think it’s a great idea to sit down and share our gratitude. Voting. If you haven’t noticed… IdeaScale loves voting. We love it in all of … Continued

How to Avoid Voting Bias in Crowdsourcing

Avoid Voting Bias in Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing has been judged to be one of the most impactful, but least used digital hacks by organizations by Gartner. Why is that? Well, it’s an emerging discipline and there’s a lot to learn about how to do it well – how to communicate, how to moderate discussion, how to provide intrinsic value, and more. … 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

Support the Vote: 3 Reasons IdeaScale Loves Voting

In case you hadn’t heard, IdeaScale loves voting! It’s part of crowdsourcing, part of our platform and part of our culture here at work. In fact, anyone who wants to take a free vacation day on Election Day in order to volunteer at the polls is welcome to do so. This year, nearly two-thirds of … Continued

Before Citizen Engagement

The most effective governments are those that built for and with the citizens. This requires that the government be in tune with the needs and opinions of its citizens, but also that the citizens be well-informed and granted easy access to the decisions of their government. Citizen Engagement is more than a trend, it’s the … Continued