Chapter 19

Preparing Your Organisation

In This Chapter

arrow Assessing processes – not structures

arrow Looking ahead to the future

arrow Conducting a pilot test

arrow Encouraging commitment to crowdsourcing

arrow Understanding how far to go

arrow Preparing for the unknowns

If you plan to make crowdsourcing a permanent part of your organisation, you need to start thinking about your organisation in a new way. Most people still think of organisations, large companies, small non-profit organisations and everything in between in terms of a hierarchy. At the top of the hierarchy is the president or CEO. Below the top officer is a row of vice presidents. Below them, you find directors and project managers. Everyone has a place and all have a role to play in keeping the organisation moving.

When you start talking about crowdsourcing in a company, people think about the hierarchy and ask questions such as ‘Which part of the ...

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