Open Innovation Enablers: Recognize Internal and External Contributors for Their Ideas



APQC launched the Open Innovation: Enhancing Idea Generation Through Collaboration study to examine the open innovation practices of successful organizations. To increase the number of high-quality ideas sourced and generated, as well as to increase the speed of open innovation, the best-practice organizations in APQC's study embrace certain enabling practices. The adoption of these enablers is not in itself a best practice, but it furthers the success of open innovation efforts in conjunction with best practices.

The best-practice organizations featured in the study have established rewards and recognition systems to incent collaboration. These programs benefit employees or external groups that contribute ideas, as well as the open innovation initiatives themselves.

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