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Myth #2 “People need money before they will share their ideas”

Motivation is a critical component of any innovation program, particularly in Enterprise Idea Management. There is a belief, misplaced in my experience, that financial rewards are the primary motivation for contributions, and the absence of any financial reward will lead to poor uptake of a program. Once again, this is one of the Top 10 […]

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Case study time: Cargill’s enterprise-wide deployment of Idea Central

I recently came across a way of sharing PPTs on the internet more productively (www.scribd.com) – thanks to seeing a presentation from an Imaginatik competitor on the same site. I then thought it would be a good idea to share some of the case studies we have had at Imaginatik in our client base. Unlike […]

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Smartsourcing – I’ll give you $2.00 if you tell me what it is

I just got a Facebook alert from Jonathan Spira, Senior Analyst at Basex on my latestTwitter update regarding my last blog post on enterprise crowdsourcing for cost reductions. OK, I am making this deliberately a little complicated, but that is what life is these days. Jon referred me to a blog entry by his colleage, Cody Burke, on smartsourcing (http://www.basexblog.com/2009/03/19/in-the-briefing-room-smartsourcing-with-the-mechanical-turk/), […]

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Enterprise Crowdsourcing for cost reductions & process improvements – let’s get started!

Let’s Save Some Money. Do Not Delay – Get the Benefits Today! “We are considering the final three options to help us do cost reductions. We will make our final decision in a month’s time, and expect to implement a system by September”. Excuse me? Why wait?? I have had this conversation three times in […]

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Who owns your image on someone else’s photos?

I have been doing some research on the Internet to see what other people have come up with. Some interesting links & insights come from: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=who+owns+your+image+in+a+photo&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 – my original google search (keep it simple to start with!) ** The case here under discussion was an employee of a gas company who took pictures after the Oklahoma City […]

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I recognize you! Automatically! All your old pictures (and other people’s )!

I have been fascinated by the way that new social technology is in the cusp of dramatically changing human relationships and interactions. I am particularly interested in notions of trust – and mistrust. One technology I have been following has been facial recognition technology. This has profound implications in the way we portray ourselves as […]

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Social computing goals for 2009: edit in one place, auto-update everywhere

  I am having a frustrating time trying to get my ‘status feed’ working across all my social applications. I have decided to use Twitter as my main place to update my status (http://twitter.com/mark_turrell). I do this usually once a day, sometimes more often if I am sitting at the computer, or if I am […]

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Another FaceBook tale – how the ‘Relationship Status’ tag destroyed a relationship

Another fun, real story I picked up, this time from Boston. One of my friends, S, a girl, was going out with a guy – a six month relationship, decent distance between them, but at least planning to take things to the next level. He was originally from Boston and was going to move back, […]

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World Economic Forum: Employee / Consumer Engagement Focus Area: Expert Query Survey

I have been asked to be a Discussion Leader at the World Economic Forum on the topic of ‘Employee and Consumer Engagement’. Session attendees are expected to include the CEOs of firms including Timberland, Best Buy, Archer Daniels Midland, FEMSA, General Mills, Henkel, and Monsanto. As part of the preparation, the Discussion Leaders were asked […]

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