For most of my career I have been involved in collaborating. Although I never remembered having any collaboration training. Maybe BS 11000 is one way to facilitate collaboration training and development, in what must be a key business activity for any organisation. I have to admit what I now know about collaboration, back then I probably would have called [...]
The amount of people that you have to collaborate with, coupled with the data and information that we have to process, is increasing daily. As a result this is probably having a detrimental affect on your productivity. We do not have time to read long textual reports, or the constant feed of emails, various forms [...]
Meeting your Healtha nd Safety requirements can be an onerous task. Utlising a flexible and easy to use Health and Safety Managemnt System is a good start in reducing the administration activities and allowing you to proactively engage with people to create and Incident and Injury Free workplace for your people and business partners.
Business competition, operational costs, regulatory compliance are all increasing and the ability to deliver your business objectives is becoming more of a challenge. Having a trusting business relationship with other businesses is probably one of the most important areas of your business.to focus on, to help you overcome these challenges. By completing a simple gap analysis to determine you business relationship maturity will help you to focus on the areas where you need to improve your collaboration capabilities.
While on holiday I was reading a book called "Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara and was immediately struck by the simplicity of how a battle strategy was communicated. The book is set 13 years before the US Civil War, with America fighting Mexico over land. The commanding general was Major General Winfield Scott who as you [...]
To facilitate collaboration you need to have a strategic collaboration model. Developing your collaboration model using workshops both internally and with your potential partners ensures that there is an understanding, ownership, alingment and focus. This will help you to meet both your internal and partnering objectives and strategic outcomes sucessfully.
Being able to communicate complex plans can be one of the biggest challenges for you or your business especially if your audience is very large, located in multiple locations, speak different languages and may not even be part of your own organisation. Online collaboration software can go some way to overcome these challenges. But what steps [...]
Helping you to reduce the risk when making decisions through your innovation process could help you to make decisions more quickly and confidently. By allowing people to utlise their businesses socical networks so that they can connect, collaborate, create and communicate new ideas and improvememnts could help you to become a creative organisation rather than a compliant one.
Creating your Social Media Strategy is key if you want to get a Return on Investment - which is mostky your time. This is a series of posts that I will be sharing with you on Social Meidia and will be creating a social media roadmap that you can view, comment and helo to create.
Can collaborative selling help both you and your customer?