What can schools and universities do with The Best Idea?
They make meetings in the office and in Smart Working more effective, by consulting in advance a Group of colleagues or students, to whom they ask for proposals on the topic of the meeting to obtain indications and guidance on choices through the Challenge-Request-Need function, all anonymously, possibly rewarding the best in the ranking of the proposals made, being able to extend the evaluation later to other colleagues or other users of the platform
They assess students’ learning level automatically using tests
They involve the students of a class for an assessment of the performance and competence of an individual student, in complete safety and anonymity, automatically keeping track of the final results, giving also a vote to their evaluation skills.
They publish their Projects by making an assessment of appreciation by a restricted audience or by everyone
They publish Surveys and organize polling surveys
They organize team work, rewarding the best of them
They organize Brainstorming for the development of new products (including patenting) or services and for improving business processes also with the system of Design thinking
They assess the level of employee learning and sharing of the business goals
They are looking for financiers for new investments for patented or innovative products or processes through the publication of a Business Plan
They publish a Challenge with the Request for Ideas in response to the Needs they have identified and allow employees to publish their Challenges-Requests-Needs, anonymously, asking others to respond with possible solutions, placing them in competition with each other, making a rating of approval by the other employees, rewarding the best in the ranking, and eventually extending the assessment later to our customers
They incentive employees to propose anonymously improvements and suggestions, in the form of Projects in embryo, concerning products, processes, machinery, management of the markets, but also more trivial improvements, making a rating of approval by the other employees, rewarding the best in the ranking, and eventually extending the assessment later to our customers
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE MEETINGS WITH EMPLOYEES MORE EFFECTIVE, TO REDUCE NUMBER AND DURATION OF THEM, EVEN IN SMART WORKING?
DO YOU WANT TO CONSULT A GROUP OF COLLEAGUES TO WHICH YOU ASK FOR PROPOSALS ON A THEME AND AN ORIENTATION ON THE CHOICES, ALSO TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MEETINGS IN THE COMPANY OFFICES.
How many times have you called a meeting communicating the topic and have you noticed that a good part of the participants called arrived completely unprepared and therefore passive in the discussion, having to postpone any decision to a new meeting, waiting for ideas and proposals from the participants?
Thanks to the use of the The Best Idea platform, you can launch a “Challenge-Request-Need” by publishing the meeting’s topic in advance, making it visible to the participants, or possibly even extending the display to others, and asking all of them to anonymously publish some ideas in relation to that topic, through a “Flash“, elaborated in a simple and quick way, or a “Project“, which is used to provide an idea already fully analyzed, possibly completing it with an attached documentation; you too who called the meeting can publish some ideas.
You can make them all viewable for all participants called or decide to reserve the right to select some of them and make visible only those, giving a judgment through a vote on those ideas, in order to obtain a “Ranking” of those judged most interesting by the most and maybe reward those who have designed them.
During the meeting, therefore, every participant will already know in detail what will be discussed, and everyone will arrive already prepared and possibly it will also be possible to involve users remotely, in smart working.
You can also pre-schedule a whole list of meetings on related topics for a certain common purpose, publishing the complete list immediately, with the “Brainstorming-Multiple activities” function, without yet defining the date for all, and launching from time to time the period of time during which it will be possible to publish some ideas in relation to the individual topics, by entering the start and end date of publication, the latter coinciding with that of the single meeting called.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SUGGESTIONS FROM STUDENTS OR COLLEAGUES, TO IMPROVE SOMETHING, AWARDING THE BEST SUGGESTIONS?
MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN PUBLISH A PROJECT OR A CHALLENGE, A REQUEST, A NEED WITH THE BEST IDEA, USING THE “SUGGESTION BOX” INITIALLY ANONYMOUSLY!
Many Schools or Universities pay handsomely professional consultants to whom they ask for an analysis and suggestions for process improvement.
Instead, all the Schools or Universities have at their disposal the best consultants available for free: their own employees!
They live day-by-day practical problems, are in contact with students and users and are therefore able to suggest improvements, but they do not, because they are not encouraged to do so and indeed they fear being frowned upon by others or their own manager if they do not say something that makes everyone agree.
Thanks to the use of The Best Idea platform, used as a “Suggestion Box“, they will be able to share with other employees their “Project” for improvement or if they do not yet have it, look for someone who can propose their own idea through a “Flash“, developed in a simple and quick way, or a “Project“, which serves to provide an idea that has already been fully analyzed, in answer to a “Challenge-Request-Need” that they have identified.
All these projects will be voted by the “Group” of employees involved, to choose the best ones!
The responsible can then choose whether to involve all the Users registered on the platform.
Participants’ quality, interest and commitment will be constantly monitored thanks to the “Rankings” function.
One of the advantages over traditional systems is the guarantee of the complete anonymity of those who suggest ideas and those who vote for them, just to prevent some from being blocked by what has been said, but there is the possibility of the best in “Projects”, “Flashes” and “Voters” Ranking to obtain a certificate and then reveal their name, obtaining reputation advantages or possibly be rewarded by the Schools or Universities, thus creating the incentive for employee involvement.
In this way, it is also avoided that those who make a proposal voted negatively by others are recognized and can therefore do so freely.
The best and most innovative ideas come from “daring” choices that in most cases are not interesting and are often the object of ridicule, but if you are free to do so in anonymity, something important comes out of it.
DO YOU WANT TO INVOLVE STUDENTS IN A TEAMWORK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE IDEAS OR FOR THE INTERNAL REORGANIZATION OR OTHERWISE OR OTHER OR DO YOU WANT TO MANAGE A HACKATHON COMPLETELY?
DO YOU WANT TO INVOLVE YOUR STAFF IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW SERVICE OR FOR INTERNAL REORGANIZATION?
USE ON-LINE BRAINSTORMING WITH THE BEST IDEA!
Did you take part in Brainstorming or Design Thinking or Design Sprint sessions in a meeting room, but you found them not very productive?
Do you need to innovate or train yourself to do it, but you can’t really and mentally involve people, who are taken by others urgencies in the activities for which they must bring results and do not want to participate in meetings that in the past turned out to be sterile?
You can use the “Brainstorming-Multiple activities” function of The Best Idea, which allows all participants to use the smartphone in meeting room in Design thinking or Design Sprint sessions, to write simple sentences that are immediately voted by the group to choose the best ideas, but also to work remotely, without having to meet in person, in the times preferred by everyone and using gamification techniques, and to the Project Manager, who has the role of facilitator, to prepare all the planned development Activities, using if possible the available models, which respond to various needs.
You can also combine the two potentials together, to fully manage a Hackathon, allowing the insertion and immediate voting of both ideas that have emerged extemporaneously, and projects that have been more carefully thought out and processed in longer times.
One of the advantages over traditional systems is the guarantee of the complete anonymity of those who suggest ideas and those who vote them, in order to avoid that someone is blocked by shyness or psychological subjection to others present in the session.
Another advantage is the ability to automatically determine who has dedicated more and has demonstrated better skills and creativity, making it gain both reputation benefits and possibly related to reward systems.
DO YOU WANT TO EXAMINE A STUDENT’S PREPARATION WITH AN ONLINE TEST, BEFORE MAKING A PERSONAL EXAM OR THE SKILLS OF A CANDIDATE TO A JOB BEFORE MAKING A PERSONAL INTERVIEW?
CREATE AN ORDINATED LIST OF QUESTIONS WITH THE CONDITIONAL SURVEY WITH THE BEST IDEA!
How many times must the teacher examine the preparation of the students with quizzes and then give an assessment of the answers given to obtain an overall evaluation that leads to a grade?
To avoid it, he can use the “Conditional Surveys” function that allows you to make a survey consisting of several questions, organized so that one question will follow another one but it will be different depending on the answer given and so on until the end, assigning a score in advance according to the answers he will give, thus automatically obtaining an overall evaluation of his preparation.
He will also have the possibility to extract in an Excel file the details of the answers and the scores obtained for each of them and then fill in a ranking of the results of all the examined.
How many times have you looked at a curriculum vitae of a person who seems perfect on paper for a job position, but after the first few minutes of interview you realize that you both have lost time to meet?
Even in the case of a public competition, how do you can avoid having to gather thousands of participants with very low chances of success, at great expense, including travel expenses for them?
The same “Conditional Surveys” function can be used to make a first selection remotely, to avoid these expenses, or to do a psychological test or even to assess the learning level of an employee who has followed a training course.
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE AN OPINION SURVEY INVOLVING ALL USERS OF THE PLATFORM, OR RESTRICTING IT IN A RESERVED WAY TO A GROUP OF QUALIFIED SUPER-EXPERTS FOR A DETERMINED ARGUMENT?
CREATE THE RIGHT SURVEY WITH THE BEST IDEA!
How many times have you ever wondered whether or not to propose a service, or what was the best way to propose it?
Stop bothering and ask directly to a “restricted” group, for example your users, or to “Super-experts” qualified for that type of products / services from The Best Idea as the best in the ranking, or to the whole community of The Best Idea thanks to our “Survey” function.
If the simple “Survey” or “Multiple Survey” are not enough, there is also the “Conditional Surveys” function that allows you to make a survey consisting of several questions, organized so that one question will follow another one but it will be different depending on the answer and so on until the end, also obtaining an overall average rating based on the scores you have entered for each choice made by the “Voters”.
In order to participate in any voting, the voter must indicate some of its characteristics, such as the Country of residence, nationality, gender, level of studies, area of residence and age, and then, who publishes a survey, can obtain very interesting statistics, divided by type of voters, through filters.
DO YOU WANT TO SHOW YOUR INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO WHO SHOULD AUTHORIZE INVESTMENTS TO GET FINANCING?
USE THE BUSINESS PLAN FUNCTION WITH THE BEST IDEA!
IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN, YOU CAN ADVERTISE IT ENTERING REFERENCES IN THE PROJECT THAT YOU PUBLISH IN THE BEST IDEA!
Have you designed an innovation, have you already set up a Business Plan, but you have to let the investment authorize to start?
You can use the “Business Plan” function with which you can publish it, to be analysed in a confidential way by the people of the “Group” who must authorize the investment, who can also contact the Inventor directly or participate in the evaluation of the elements that make up his Business Plan, evaluations that will go, together with those of the other members of the “Group”, to compose a ranking to give a better visibility to the most interesting new initiatives, broken down by category.
The function allows all the creators to use available Models and voting participants to operate remotely, in the times preferred by everyone, among other things, anonymously.
Have you designed an innovative activity and have you already a Crowdfunding in place to find the money to start?
You can enter it among the Projects to be voted, adding the specific references with the link to the Crowdfunding portal where the fund-raising operation is in progress, adding also the elements that characterize it, such as the start and end dates of the collection and the amounts involved.
In The Best Idea platform there is a special page that shows the list of Projects that have a Crowdfunding in progress, with all the information you have entered.