From August 10th to 12th, I was lucky enough to attend the 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems. I presented our paper „Crowdsourcing in a Public Organization: Transformation and Culture,“ where we develop an IT artifact that enables employees to participate in the strategic decision-making processes at their organization. Working with an organization that had a quite hierarchical structure with fixed processes, we found an IT culture conflict as crowdsourcing requires an open and more transparent culture. Nonetheless, our study shows that crowdsourcing can help to transform organizations, if you mind the organizational culture.
I’m honored that my paper was nominated by SIGOSRA as one of the best papers at the conference and that I was named Best Reviewer by SIGEGOV.