50+ Rewards That Will Excite Innovation

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We surveyed clients about their ideas of rewards that will engage communities, here are some of their top ideas. In the Office An extra personal day Ability to set your own hours A “leave early” free pass Offer summer hours A day with the boss Meet the CEO Name a conference room Name a product […]

Moderating Online Focus Groups for Stress-Free Market Research

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In the world of market research, it can become overwhelming to know which survey software allows you the best methodologies to establishing and building an online community. A commonly used approach to building a community has been organizing in-person focus groups. However, conducting these types of surveys to collect and analyze feedback has proven to […]

How to Design Killer Surveys


Perhaps the most important element in running a successful survey is also the most overlooked: the cognitive stress load the survey places on respondents. While much is said about proper methods of sampling, delivery, and follow-up, minimizing respondents’ cognitive stress with well-written, well-designed surveys is in fact one of the most effective ways to improve […]

Crowdsourcing Innovation from an Employee Online Community

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In the fall of 2012, BAYADA Chief Operating Officer Linda Siessel challenged the organization to find a solution for identifying and gathering the innovative thinking that was taking place in the 260 BAYADA service offices around the country. BAYADA Home Health Care is a trusted leader in home health care—providing home health care services to […]

5 Things to Think About When It Comes To Innovation Incentives

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There is much discussion about community engagement when it comes to the business of innovation and idea management. But one of the things that it seems like there is not enough discussion of is the incentivization of the innovation process. There are numerous ways to reward participants when it comes to making improvements to businesses, […]

Join IdeaScale at Crowdopolis


Crowdsourcing has been an official dictionary word since 2011 and an effective network intelligence concept for far longer than that. But the proliferation of new and different tools, capabilities, and opportunities keeps offering as many questions as answers. The Daily Crowdsource has created its own resource in response to this reality: Crowdopolis. IdeaScale will be […]

Feedback: Tragedy, Farce, Sunlight

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Episode 7 of RomiCast with Romi Mahajan is “The Feedback Episode.” We have two outstanding guests, Rob Hoehn, President of IdeaScale and Erik Koto, President of QuestionPro. Rob’s and Erik’s companies live at different points in the feedback chain. Romi, Erik and Rob dig deep on the definition and nature of feedback. They talk about […]

Customer Collaboration and Customer Centricity


Last week, IdeaScale hosted an open webinar on the subject of customer collaboration. The speakers included senior solutions expert Tatjana Walter of SAP and Rob Hoehn, CEO and co-founder of IdeaScale. The discussion ranged across a number of topics and themes common to most network intelligence and product research discussions but everything was brought to […]

Looking Ahead: Insourcing Market Research in 2011


Yesterday, we posted about market research predictions for 2011, and how Research Rockstar is collecting predictions via an IdeaScale crowdsourcing instance. There are now 33 active ideas on the site, spanning the market research industry with varying levels of focus, and even controversy. Probably one of the less controversial predictions – but one that is […]

Looking Ahead: Crowdsourcing Predictions in Market Research for 2011

It’s that time of year again – when we look back on the biggest events of the past year, and ahead, with thoughts and predictions of what’s to come. It’s often an interesting discussion, but it can get a little tired. And how do you compare predictions? Which are based on expert knowledge and experience, […]