For more than a decade, Fast Company has been recognizing outstanding achievement with three different awards programs. The Most Innovative Companies, Innovation by Design, and World Changing Ideas lists have celebrated thousands of organizations transforming industries and shaping society through paradigm-shifting products, insights, or services.
This year Fast Company is launching a new program, Best Workplaces for Innovators, to identify companies that empower employees at all levels to improve processes, create new products, or invent whole new ways of doing business.
“Companies recognize that they need to encourage innovation in order to attract and retain talent,” says Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta. “We’re looking to identify the companies that can demonstrate they have the infrastructure and culture needed to stoke innovation across all levels of their organization.”
To compile this ranking, the editors of Fast Company are collaborating with Accenture, a leading professional services firm that works with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500 to deliver innovation and transformation for a digital world.
Here are four reasons why you should apply:
- Brand Exposure
Every company selected as a finalist will be featured in the September issue of the magazine and on fastcompany.com (more than 12 million monthly unique visitors and more than 40 million page views).
- Attract And Keep Talent
Public recognition as a Best Workplace for Innovators will provide powerful third-party validation, and enhance your ability to recruit and retain top talent.
- Editorial Access
Fast Company editors will have the opportunity to review all applications; the application represents an opportunity to highlight individuals and projects that showcase your company’s innovative prowess.
Fast Company‘s reputation for writing about innovation is unparalleled in business media. Inclusion on the list is a powerful stamp of approval of your company’s efforts.
Best Workplaces for Innovators will be the most authoritative list of companies cultivating an organization-wide commitment to innovation. We hope you’ll submit your company today.
But hurry—the early-rate deadline is February 22.