ABOUT ANDREW MAXWELL:
Most highly innovative companies understand that innovation is a collaborative process that cannot sit in one small unit in the organization. While cross functional collaboration is critical, innovation also benefits from insight-generating external collaborators allowing us to access the skills, talents, platforms and networks of others.
What are the barriers to facilitating collaboration both within organizations and with stakeholders such as customers, partners companies, and third-party contributors when developing innovative solutions?
How do you establish common goals and incentives to allow knowledge to flow between parties, and how can you manage these relationships to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes?
What are the policies, procedures and behaviours that can stifle this type of innovation and how can you change them to enhance collaboration, improve communication and facilitate the rapid development of innovative ideas?