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Crowdsourcing: The Next Step in Enterprise Collaboration

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Enterprise Collaboration Tools can improve the productivity of organizations by reducing the friction in the flow of information. This post argues that the application of Crowdsourcing techniques in that context is the next step in blending the best of traditional functional segmentation with the benefits of open collaboration.
Crowdsourcing in the context of a hierarchical organization can also reduce the threat the domain expert feels when he/she shares problems and seeks help from the internal or external community. It can do that by facilitating collaboration among peers without specifically assigning individual credit for the co-created solution.

Technology providers such as Ledface, are creating environments where social collaboration generates less noise and co-creation happens without ego, promising a brighter future for enterprise collaboration.

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