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Cultivate Community Newsletter — February 2017

To Explore (Or Not), Employee Predictions Help Decide

Cultivate Labs recently worked with the Exploration group at a global energy company to transform how key strategic decisions are made. For example, instead of relying on a small team of people to make multi-million dollar decisions related to where the company should explore, the company requested input from the entire group. In many instances, the crowd’s consensus bucked conventional wisdom, leading to mid-course corrections in how the group executed its strategy and generated new revenue opportunities.

A Big Debut For

Last month, people created:

TinyCast Questions
Predictions Collected
TinyCast is a free, “light" version of our prediction market platform. Only taking seconds to set up, TinyCast lets you get predictions from your team about deadlines, metrics, or even sporting events and awards shows. Since the release, we have gotten lots of positive (and constructive) feedback and continue to make enhancements every day. If you haven’t yet, try it out, tweet about it, and tell us what you think!

What We're Reading + Writing

Is Toxic Culture Killing Your Company?
How companies can prep for the future by looking inward, from our very own CEO Adam Siegel. 
What Happens When You Provide a Refund Mechanism in a Crowdfunding App?
How employees at one company reacted to the refund button in our internal crowdfunding app.
The Pac-Man Creator
Dies at 91

Employees said he would play for up to 23 hours per day… the ultimate example of the phrase ‘drink your own champagne'.

Predicting the News

When alt-facts are all the rage, we turn to the crowd instead. Here are the headlines we’re predicting, what do you think?

62% chance La La Land takes home Oscar for Best Picture

81% chance Orwell’s 1984 makes New York Times bestseller list 
Have your own opinion?
Make your own predictions now on Alphacast, our public prediction market!

Recent Crowd Prediction Triumphs

Note: these link to live prediction markets, and so might be out of date literally a nano-second after the newsletter goes out.

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