The Co-development challenge is a collaborative template for generating ideas to team or project challenges. It's effective for engaging employees in problem-solving, aligning with strategic goals, and fostering innovation. This format allows a collaborative approach in developing and prioritizing innovations from a topic relevant to the team, department or the management.
Use this template when you need diverse input to solve challenges, involve employees in decision-making, or implement strategic changes. It's a structured approach suitable for issues shared by participants or the management.
Common use cases are for example:
- Developing internal operations
- Seeking suggestions for implementing strategic objectives
- Increasing sales
- Finding new customer segments
Typical length for co-development challenge is from few days to couple weeks. It is especially suitable for internal innovation campaigns.
Co-development challenge is the perfect choice when you are willing to engage your organization to co-develop ideas into feasible solutions together. Here are few benefits of this approach:
- An effective way to find well thought-out solutions to a given topic, as the focus is on developing ideas together and sharing input on a limited topic
- Quick and shared prioritization: Allows everyone to vote for best solutions with a quick thumbs up method. This also increases commitment to the results. You can make a decision based on these votes, or use even more detailed numerical evaluation with several evaluation criteria and with topic owner's expertise.
Our template guides you through the steps of the innovation challenge and makes it simple. Still, begin by gaining a clear understanding of best practices for innovation challenges. For detailed guidance, check our innovation challenge guide.
Start the challenge with idea-collection. You can crowdsource the ideation to customers and partners or let a small team generate ideas.
Participants can also view and comment on the most interesting ideas and share their insights on developing ideas further.
All proposals are assessed at the same time, unlike the process where ideas are assessed one by one as they enter.
In a common topic, all participants are evaluators. Participants can prioritize the proposals by a quick 'thumbs up' vote. If necessary, the topic owner/other expert can carry out a more detailed numerical evaluation of the most popular proposals using a number of evaluation criteria.
Review the evaluations visually and select the winning ideas. Share the results with everyone.
That's it! Once the challenge is finished, you can export the results and focus on the implementation of the ideas.
The Co-development challenge is suitable for a wide range of audience sizes - it can be aimed from a few to hundreds of people.
The Co-development challenge is well-suited for a wide range of subjects, where it's important to incorporate the ideas and insights from all participants. Additionally, if desired, participants can collaborate on prioritizing these topics.
Absolutely not. The challenge is very easy to access with a simple click to enter. The platform is easy to use and has clear question fields that the user can answer intuitively.
Challenges can be created by anyone who has the right to create them (the user has purchased a licence). The platform guides the creation of a challenge, but clear instructions on how to create a challenge can be found inside Orchidea behind the question mark at the top. You can also read more about the principles of the challenge on our blog.