Previously, I’ve described Why Crowdsourcing Works. Crowdsourcing is a case where you get many people who don’t one another collaborating toward a defined outcome.To reiterate the principle points about the value of crowdsourcing:
- Diverse inputs drive superior solutions
- Cognitive diversity requires spanning gaps in social networks
Simple enough, yet actually a rich field for work and analysis. To that end, I invite to two events happening simultaneously on Thursday 25 September 2014 (12 noon Eastern):
I’ll be on the radio show talking with Lea Carey, Renee Hopkins and John Lewis. At the same time, the weekly #innochat will follow along with the radio program. It’s a unique chance to blend live conversation with online discussion. The main questions to be tackled will be:
- How important is it to get diverse people to contribute to innovation, vs. singular creatives to generate innovations?
- Doesn’t Steve Jobs point to the primacy of singular genius?
- What is the model for cognitive diversity to generate innovation outcomes?
- What differentiates sharing in large groups vs. small teams?
- How much does familiarity mean trust?
- How to handle different personalities that will intersect?
- In environments where employee skepticism reigns, how do you change attitudes to open up sharing?
- What are the ways in which skepticism can creep in?
- What is the #1 issue that must be addressed?
- What are motivations for employees to contribute to an innovation program?
- How much does “what’s in it for me?” come into play?
- What are the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations?
- What techniques help drive participation in crowdsourced innovation programs?
- What influence do senior executives have?
- What influence does peer participation have?
- How can gamification drive greater participation?
As a reminder, the event time across time zones:
Thursday 25 September 2014
9 am Pacific
12 noon Eastern
6 pm Central European Time
I look forward to hearing your take on this issue.
(Cross-posted @ I'm Not Actually a Geek)