After month of in depth research by Dr. Shay Hershkovitz and myself, examining what makes expert crowd-sourcing work (and fail), I'm super proud to present and publish out findings at the Ivey Bussiness Journal.
In order to gain out insights we researched Wikistrat’s community of almost 3,000 experts from various fields of expertise who collaborate in real time on a virtual platform with the purpose of creating new knowledge. Responsible for motivating contributions from online communities of experts, we wanted to know what drives experts to participate and contribute under the umbrella of VCoPs (virtual communities of practice), and what prevents them from doing so.
Our 5 key findings:
1. Topics & Types of Interactions Motivate Experts
2. New Ideas are a Major Driving Force
3. Self-sense of Value is Key
4. Time is of the Essence
5. It isn’t Only About Millennials
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