Preparing Your Organisation
In This Chapter
Assessing processes – not structures
Looking ahead to the future
Conducting a pilot test
Encouraging commitment to crowdsourcing
Understanding how far to go
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 ...