Ideascale2019-10-15T15:28:12-07:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Strategies|Tags: amazon, apple, Best Practices, bottom-up innovation, education, idea management, in-depth article, innovation champion, Innovation Management, innovation metrics, innovation performance, Innovation Strategy, innovation success, innovative people, learning, persistence, resource allocation, resources, strategy, top-down innovation, value creation|
As the examples of successful use of crowdsourcing to address complex technical, business and social issues grow in numbers, so do the instances of failed crowdsourcing campaigns. To make crowdsourcing a widely recognized idea-generating and problem-solving tool, it’s imperative to understand the reasons of why this tool can fail or underperform.
Bottom-up innovation is fueled by many ideas initiated by employees, as opposed to top-down innovation, which is fueled by a strong vision - often by the company’s founder. Bottom-up innovation leaders are entrepreneurial, supported by management’s emphasis on creativity and a can-do culture, and often share these eight attributes.
Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the other. After spending more than five years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style!