When The Answer Isn’t Inside | How To Import New Ideas Into Your Team Without Hiring More People

BY GINA SPARROW | 2 min read

When The Answer Isn’t Inside: Turn To HeroX

How To Import New Ideas Into Your Team Without Hiring More People

 

Innovation crowdsourcing is a key strategic tool for any company that aims to keep up with an accelerating rate of change, improve operations, increase engagement with employees, or simply improve your company’s bottom line. Imagine having an unlimited external R&D team that never runs out of ideas, now imagine only paying when they find the perfect solution. That is what becomes possible when you tap into the power of the crowd within your company, and beyond.

Ideawake is an Idea Management software that allows you to expand the possibilities of innovation crowdsourcing with an easy-to-use platform to empower employees, customers, and other stakeholders to share and act on their innovative ideas. 

HeroX is a social network for crowdsourcing innovation and human ingenuity, offering a turnkey platform that supports anyone, anywhere, to solve everyday business and world challenges using the power of the crowd. Uniquely positioned as the Social Network for Innovation, HeroX is the only place you can build, grow and curate your very own specialized crowd.

Both companies operate on a similar inclusive mission: provide an open innovation platform to tap into subject matter experts and other innovative thinkers who work outside organizational lines. HeroX provides the public outlet for diverse and innovative perspectives, when the answer can’t be found inside.

“The right question is the mother of all innovation.”  

- Christian Cotichini, CEO, HeroX

Scenario 1: “My company doesn’t have the capability to ask the right questions (they are engineers, not inventors) so I will turn to the global crowd using HeroX for ideas. They will give us our next innovation via ideation, and then I will turn to my engineers to find the solution.”

This is an example of ideation crowdsourcing using an externally posted ideation challenge on HeroX, that is then brought inside to your experts to build out the solution (via Ideawake). 

“Providing an outlet to access a public community at scale to receive diverse perspectives outside of their walls will be a big value add”.  

- Coby Skonord | CEO, Ideawake

Scenario 2: “My company can clearly define the problem using Ideawake but doesn’t have the budget, bandwidth, expertise or diversity to source the solution, so I will turn to the global crowd using HeroX, where I will find the solution via a crowdsourcing challenge.”

This is an example of solution-focused crowdsourcingusing an internally posted ideation challenge (on Ideawake), and then making an open call to the global crowd to build out the solution via HeroX. 

When the brain trust within your company just isn’t enough, discover what becomes possible when you tap into the power of the global crowd. 

 

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Sharpen your pencils and get ready to get your ideas into action. Panelists will take a deep dive into both platforms, demonstrating how you can begin merging crowdsourcing strategies into operations,  no matter your starting point. The next webinar, “Crowdsourcing Ideas Inside & Outside of Your Organization to Innovate More Effectively” will welcome Christian and Coby back online -- Thursday, January 26th at 1pm PT. Register here!

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Filled to the brim with ideas and ready to start innovating? Get in touch with a member of our Possibilities team today. 

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