Collaboration is less about technology than culture, organization and process.
Too often, the attitude is 'build it and they will collaborate'.
Culture, organization, process and technology come together to form a Collaboration EcoSystem. Each element plays a critical role in promoting successful collaboration. No amount of technology will compensate for a culture of information hoarding. No amount of good intentions will overcome a lack of process. And it's amazing how many organizations - knowingly or unknowingly - reward employees not to cooperate.
To use an analogy from biology, there are information producers and consumers in your company. And maybe information predators and prey. How they co-exist and cooperate determines how they collaborate.
Culture, organization, process and technology have to be in balance to produce an innovative, productive organization.
Using a proven methodology, tailored to your organization, we can perform an inventory and assessment of your Collaboration EcoSystem, and devise a plan to increase collaboration
Scale - Has been executed in organizations from 40 to 160,000 people. Mature and nascent collaboration environments.
Timing - As a prelude to establishing collaboration policy, selecting infrastructure and defining processes – or as a post-mortem to what went wrong and how to fix it.
Scope - Can analyze collaboration issues among senior executives, within a department, or encompassing the whole organization.
Focus - Works for any company, and we have special expertise in high technology, biotechnology and pharma, and professional services.
Unbiased, results-oriented and vendor-neutral
Here's what we look at in a Collaboration EcoSystem Plan
Corporate Structure and Organization
Skills and Competencies
Business Value of Collaboration
What you get from a Collaboration EcoSystem Plan
The output of the CEP is documentation of the current state of collaboration strengths and weaknesses, and strategy and implementation plan for reaching a desired state.
We aim for consensus and agreement to collaboration strategy and tactics.
Where consensus is high, the output of the assessment can be a clear strategy documenting the way forward for collaboration initiatives. Where consensus is low, the output defines what key decisions and modifications the organization needs to make before proceeding.
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