Posts Tagged: incentives

5 Things to Think About when It Comes To Innovation Incentives

IdeaScale gets tons of questions and recommendation requests as people develop communities, but there’s one key topic that everyone seems to want to know more about: engagement. Which is why we’ll be talking about the value of innovation communities and the impact they can have on a business at an upcoming conference, but one of… Read more »

What Can Warren Buffett Teach Us About User Adoption?

This article was originally published on the Tri Tuns Blog. IN THE NEWS In a recent interview on CNBC Warren Buffett said that he could end the federal deficit in five minutes. “I could end the deficit in five minutes. You just pass a law that says that any time there’s a deficit of more… Read more »

Disincentives to collaborate? The Government of Canada Employee Innovation Program

Last week the Government of Canada announced a new program intended to promote innovation in the workplace. Generally speaking, any effort to drive innovation should be applauded- however, the role of incentives in promoting innovation and motivating individuals to participate is an elaborate issue. Strategies and tactics should be approached with caution, with creativity, and… Read more »

Giving Employees Incentives for Innovation

Calls for more government efficiency come not just from the public, but also from the public servants who make government’s day-to-day operations possible. Some of the best ideas come from the people who intimately know the processes that could be improved. However, implementing those ideas often requires jumping several, tall hurdles. In an unfortunate case… Read more »

a talk that debunks effectiveness of pay-for-performance

I found the following talk to be incredibly thought-provoking as it relates to the gov’t’s efforts to increase worker productivity. This speaker shows how traditional incentives don’t work as assumed to when the work requires cognitive skills and creativity. On the contrary, those incentives have the opposite results! I highly recommend this video. Summary: Career… Read more »

How cell phones, Twitter and Facebook make history

From the Government Business Examiner by Donna L. Quesinberry When performing a search on Clay Shirky (an adjunct professor in NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program [ITP]), the result is no less than 20 pages of factoids, videos, articles, blogs, etc. Mr. Shirky’s understanding of the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology and how… Read more »