Professional contributors are to bring in their knowledge and skills to tackle many challenges beyond the content creation: marketing strategies and tactics, technological innovations, etc.
A key factor to make open innovation a successful tool is to attract and retain talent, for a thorough system of incentives and recognition has to be designed.
Fairly rewarding contributions has always been an issue in open innovation, but also an interesting challenge to tackle. In mission driven destinations, many contributions are to be driven by the aim of working for the common good and social recognition.
The most successful open innovation practices suggest that it has to be managed based upon formulating specific challenges to focus the innovation efforts most efficiently
Open innovation may bring in solutions in many types of areas: technological solutions, business model innovation, product development, marketing contents, etc.
Open innovation is what sets Destination Intelligence 3.0 apart from other comparable proposals. It aims to leverage the collective intelligence of all stakeholders and make them notice how mission driven destinations arise solidarity in terms of free contributions from skilled participants whom in turn may eventually become destination’s brand ambassadors, thus creating a cost advantage over conventional destinations
As it takes a certain time for the open innovation ecosystem to become a productive content marketing machine, it is necessary to use other marketing strategies along the early stages of the destination model development
Open Innovation system development Being one of the key assets to invigorate creativity and sustain the destination model competitive advantage, it is necessary to design a set of strategies to engage stakeholders in contributing up […]
The design of the integration strategy requires making the local service suppliers envision the future of the destination through the development of this model, and listening to understand the different levels of risk attitude and enthusiasm that the project inspires, identifying their fears and concerns about the integration process.
When attempting to integrate the local service providers into the platform, we are likely to find different attitudes with regards to their confidence on the project and their will for keeping the control of their business. Further, this attitude may change over time, for it is necessary not only to offer many integration formulas attending different risk attitudes or want for autonomy and ownership, but also to offer a flexible system that allows them to shift from one to another integration status.