Excelling in an industry that lives and breathes learning day in and day out also means understanding the intrinsic value attached to effectively collaborating company-wide. In fact, our team takes it one step further to ensure full collaboration with the client each step of the way as well.
While some team members may believe collaboration can actually slow down a project, when managed effectively, a project that includes the efforts of many can be completed more efficiently and with a higher success rate than those that are completed solo. Why?…
Creates Personal Challenge
When working solo there’s little need to articulate or rationalize competencies. When working with even as little as one other person, there is an unsaid challenge to do this and also forces each person to take a look at their personal strengths and weaknesses when putting forth ideas, feedback and overall efforts to the project.
Two Heads are Better Than One
When a variety of knowledge and skills are combined, it creates a talent pool that is vast and more competent, able and experienced. Taking it one step further and enlisting virtual collaboration helps reduce costs for teams working in different offices or remotely.
It Makes You Look at the Bigger Picture
No two people are the same, and when you have several people from different backgrounds working for you, you will need to know how to leverage those differences and identify how they can complement each other. You also need to understand that even if the project does not shape up the way you wanted it to in the end, the partnership could still achieve a great deal.
When one team member shares insight, they are essentially teaching each other something new. This, in turn, enforces the learning culture within the organization as a whole and fosters further employee development and ongoing corporate learning. Whenever team members collaborate, they enhance their capacity to go and grow beyond their comfort zones and take your business to new heights.
In addition to collaboration in day to day operations, larger scale collaboration on an industry level is just as important. One of the best ways to do this is with in-person events. While it’s not the coming together of companies to complete a project, it is the coming together of individuals that deal with a specific industry to talk about the latest trends, best practices and success stories in one place.