This marks the sixth year we will be recognizing companies and organizations around the world that most effectively empower employees at all levels to improve processes, create new products, or invent whole new ways of doing business.
In addition to honoring the world’s 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, we will also recognize companies in more than 30 different categories, including 10 that are brand new this year:
Communications and Public Relations
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Art and Design
Automotive and Transportation
Beauty and Fashion
Software and Computing
To select winners, the editors of Fast Company carefully review and score every application. An outside panel of industry experts then assesses the finalists to help determine the top 100, while the editors compile category winners based on application scores.
“Companies with robust innovation cultures are magnets for top talent,” says Brendan Vaughan, Fast Company’s editor-in-chief. “Best Workplaces for Innovators allows our editors to identify organizations that most successfully encourage all their employees to be creative, to experiment, to invent.”
Companies selected as Best Workplaces for Innovators will appear in the September 2024 issue of Fast Company magazine and on fastcompany.com. For more information and details, see the FAQs.
Last year’s Best Workplaces for Innovators issue honored nearly 200 organizations from around the world, ranging from giant global conglomerates like Siemens (#7 on our list), to nonprofits like Disability:IN (#32). Five of last year’s top 10 companies were headquartered outside of the United States.
What differentiates Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators awards from other best places to work lists is that it’s the only major business magazine recognition program that emphasizes innovation as the primary workplace perk.
Any organization that can demonstrate a serious and sustained commitment to building a culture of innovation that yields tangible results is eligible to apply—public, private, or nonprofit. For more information or to apply, visit fastcompany.com/apply/best-workplaces-for-innovators.
For more than a decade, Fast Company has been recognizing outstanding achievement with its awards programs. Our Most Innovative Companies list celebrates organizations that are transforming industries and shaping society through paradigm-shifting products, insights, or services. Innovation by Design focuses on individuals and firms that are addressing some of the world’s most intractable challenges through design solutions. World Changing Ideas highlights emerging initiatives that aim to enhance life for all of us. Brands That Matter and Next Big Thing in Tech shine a light on the world’s most relevant brands and highlight the most potent emerging developments in technology.