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Digital Business Demands Open Innovation: An Interview With Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat

Published: 28 September 2015

ID: G00278453

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch


Successful digital business depends on using "open innovation" to collaborate with a diverse group of individuals and organizations. Open-source organizations offer insight and experience of successful open innovation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Open Innovation to Respond to the Opportunities of Digital Business
  • Create the Conditions and Mechanisms for Collaboration and Contribution
  • Lead From Behind to Provide Guidance and Direction
  • Focus Motivation and Reward on Individual Contribution
  • Allow Decisions to Emerge From Consensus
  • Use Open Innovation to Solve Complex Problems
  • Summary of Key Points and Recommendations

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