Companies have long cooperated within their ecosystems, working with suppliers, partners, customers, and even competitors. But as the premium on innovating grows, especially for wicked problems - those with incomplete, contradictory, or changing requirements - more organizations are tapping the capabilities of new and far-flung partners. That such cross-industry collaborations can generate radical innovations is clear. How to build and run them is another matter.
"Wicked Problem Solvers" is from the June 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review.