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Tools for Online Idea Generation: A Comparison of Technology Platforms for Public Managers

This resource from the Collaboration Project at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) provides a side-by-side overview comparison of ten popular tools for online idea generation.

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The past several years have seen a dramatic increase in the use of web 2.0 tools at all levels of government. Beyond simply using them as communication vehicles, many public managers have adopted these tools as a means to solicit and aggregate ideas from employees and external stakeholders on how to solve problems and enhance government services. However, the plethora of platforms and variety of functionalities available can make a manager’s choice of technology challenging.

This comparison of different platforms is aims to assist public managers early in the planning process of such an initiative by comparing the purposes and functionalities of different ideation tools. It is part of a series of resources based on our experience conducting online stakeholder consultations with government […]

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A list of tools that are mentioned in this reference: