|Description||massively distributed problem solving|
Poyzd is a tool for bringing individuals and organizations together on an internet scale to solve complex, multidimensional problems.
Poyzd is a double bottom line business. It generates revenues and is an instrument of collective impact.
Web 2.0 tools are adequate for raising issues and addressing single-dimensional issues. Their use in tackling more difficult problems is frustrates users with a absence of closure.
Facilitated, face-to-face dialogue methods may be the most powerful techniques ever developed for characterizing a problem space, but they are expensive, time intensive, require a trained facilitator, and fail to nimbly respond to changes in the situation. For over 60 years, these shortfalls have prevented widespread adoption of dialogue techniques.
Poyzd adapts and extends the core functions of facilitated dialogue for the web. The web application substitutes for the trained facilitator. Users are guided through a six-step process that takes them from establishing a shared vision, identifying metrics and common goals, and planning and tracking actions.
Each step is equivalent to the level of an online game. User/players are awarded points for ideas and collaborative behavior; they are dinged for negative behaviors. Users are given scores for the expertise they apply to a single problem, and each receives a lifetime problem solver score. Scores can translate to real-world benefits through enhanced reputations that lead to real-world, compensated assignments.