The online encyclopedia represents arguably the greatest collection of knowledge and information ever assembled--and the overwhelming majority of the work in creating and maintaining it has been done by unpaid volunteers.And to bring out the best in your people, you need to create a fulfilling workplace environment and a sense of purpose for your employees.
As a business owner, if you can tap into the passion of your workforce the same way that Wikipedia taps into its army of unpaid volunteers, you can accomplish things that no amount of money can buy.Here are some are suggested first steps in this crowdsourcing process:
1)Define your purpose. And no, “make lots of money” doesn’t count.
2)Integrate this purpose into your company culture. It’s easy to come up with a formulaic sense of purpose that looks great on your company website.
3)Learn to listen. Ideally, you should engage your employees into this discovery process from the beginning.
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Crowdsourcing.org is recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.