Ross Dawson argues that the following four principles are essential to crowdsourcing success:
- Open by Default
- Framed around Outcome
- Governance for Transformation
- Learn by Doing
He argues these principles are especially applicable to government. As more agencies consider using crowdsourcing as part of their mission delivery, these are useful principles to start with but I think that more work needs to be done concerning managing distributed workforces and microtasks.