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Digital Civic Engagement in the age of Covid-19, BLM, and Economic Recovery
COVID-19, the worst recession since WW2, worldwide Black Lives Matter protests on police brutality – and we’re only 7 months into 2020. This year has given communities a lot to say and governments’ plenty to address, pushing civic engagement into the front of many minds. But the window for action in a crisis is small – and in times like this, solutions need to be found quickly. Governments are more strained than ever; according to the International Monetary Fund, the global economy will take a ‘$12tn (£9.6tn) hit from the Covid-19 pandemic’. Thus, Civic Engagement has promptly become top of

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Does Crowdsourcing Need “Rethinking”?
Benefits of crowdsourcing: Common Misconceptions In my previous post, I gave a working definition of crowdsourcing and described two major crowdsourcing approaches: adding capacity and accessing expertise. I also argued that although numerous organizations – including corporations, governmental agencies, and nonprofits – have used crowdsourcing...
Innovation in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Innovate Effectively During a Crisis
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining There is an old Chinese proverb that says, “Crisis is an opportunity riding on a dangerous wind”. During these days of global unrest – with news about the coronavirus and its severity changing daily – businesses across all...
What is Crowdsourcing, and How Can it Add Value to Your Enterprise?
Since the 2004 publication of James Surowiecki’s highly influential book, The Wisdom of Crowds, the idea that large groups of people can be smarter than a few individuals, no matter how brilliant, has been gradually gaining prominence in academic circles, business communities, and public opinion. Crowdsourcing is one of the most popular applications of this idea. Numerous organizations –including corporations, governmental agencies, and nonprofits – have adopted crowdsourcing as an innovation tool to help them address their most pressing business challenges. However, the practical adoption of crowdsourcing has been far from seamless. Why? Firstly, there is widespread, often completely paralyzing, uncertainty over which...
5 Corporate Innovation Tools and Tactics: How to Choose the Best Option for Your Company
Looking to inject ideation into your company’s innovation process, but not sure where to start? This is the blog you’ve been searching for… As French author Victor Hugo famously wrote, “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” These words ring...
Why Innovation Management is Important for Your Company – 3 Strategic Reasons
“Innovate or stagnate.” It’s a stark choice that businesses across all sectors must confront daily. Although many decision makers at large companies recognize the importance of innovation, most fail to implement it in a strategic, consistent, and effective way. A recent study by McKinsey...
Innovate, Adapt, Overcome: How to Beat a Recession with Idea Management & Continuous Improvement
In the precarious economic climate, a global recession is an ever-present danger. However, by developing an innovation strategy that anticipates a downturn, you can help your enterprise weather the storm and even uncover lucrative ways to gain a competitive edge. Read on to discover...
Eliminating Uncertainty: How to Manage Innovation Risk in 3 Easy Steps
Herman Kahn – futurist, author, and inspiration for Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr Strangelove” – once described risk taking as “the essence of innovation”. It’s a fair assessment. Afterall, innovation often means abandoning an old, well-established practice in favour of something potentially greater, but less predictable....
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What is Total Innovation Management? Achieving Excellence from Idea Generation to Implementation
To maximize the ROI of your innovation initiatives, it’s vital to gain input from as many sources as possible and ensure all departments take part in a culture of ideation. In this article, we explore the concept of Total Innovation Management (TIM) and how you can leverage it at your enterprise.  One of the most famous fables from India is ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant’. A group of blind villagers are informed that an Elephant has been captured. Having heard rumours about these strange beasts, the curious men go to inspect the Elephant. Each is invited to feel...
Building the Hype: 4 Communication Best Practices for Innovation Management
The great Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, “the single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Too often, leaders in the corporate sphere assume that once a new project – such as the implementation of an innovation...
Game Changers: How Citizen Science and Gamification Are Transforming the Business World
The acclaimed educational reformer John Dewey once said, “every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination”. Today, this audacity is reflected in the rising influence of citizen driven innovation and science – that is, the collaboration of volunteer non-scientists...

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