Collaboration is an essential part of our lives and careers. It is a great means to getting things done when it is not possible for us to carry out all our work ourselves. What did you do when you built your house? Did you carry out all the work related to construction, such as painting, plumbing or electrification yourself? Didn’t you employ the people with the right skills and knowledge for carrying out their respective tasks?
The same goes for collaboration at the organization, because it is simply not possible for anyone to carry out all their work themselves. Collaborations and alliances are necessary for getting a number of things done in an organization. They are important to not only save time, but also to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Collaboration is something like extra hands for an organization.
Helps reduce effort, increases the bottom line
Collaboration, internal or external, helps organizations cut down failure rate by over 60 percent. It can help the organization improve its bottom line by a good 15%. This sounds good, but the important factor that has to be taken into account is how to bring about this collaboration.
Like all other team endeavors, collaboration carries great benefits, but only if it is got right. Properly conceptualized and implemented collaboration brings about many benefits, because if we could delegate a few tasks, we can concentrate on our core tasks and achieve better results. Proper collaboration has these five characteristics:
- It should be a long term plan for the organization. It should not be just an ad-hoc measure
- Choosing the right allies who gel from both the business and cultural perspectives
- People with the right understanding, desire, and willingness to spend time with the alliances apart from carrying out their other duties and responsibilities should manage the collaborative efforts
- It should not be arbitrary and unilateral. Not just the person dealing with the alliance, but everyone else who matter to that effort has to be in the loop
- It should be aimed at bringing about a balanced approach to growth.
In-depth understanding of all aspects of collaboration
An in-depth understanding of this important aspect of an organization’s team effort will be offered at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry. Jan Triplett, CEO of the internationally recognized Business Success Center, and an entrepreneur, author, speaker and small business activist, who is a frequent keynote speaker on business growth models, funding and pricing strategies, alliance building, personnel management, and sales processes, will be the speaker at this session.
Want to understand how to make collaboration work for your organization? Then, enroll for this webinar by visiting TrainHR
Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.
Collaboration 2.0 and all its elements
Dr. Triplett will familiarize participants of this webinar with all the elements of what it takes to make collaboration successful and productive. She will explain all the issues surrounding collaboration in what she terms “Collaboration 2.0”. The points she will describe at this session will be of immense value to professionals who need this tool to improve efficiency in their work and their organizations. These include owners of businesses, C- Level management staff, department heads, Marketing & Sales Directors with inside or outside Sales Teams, Operations Managers, vendors to larger businesses and non-profit Presidents or CEO’s.
The following areas will be covered at this webinar:
- Determining when a collaboration or alliance is the right answer for the situation
- Choosing the right allies, the right agreement (formal or informal), and the right success measurements
- Creating an early warning system to identify problems before they cascade
- Implementing the Plan -timeline, expected results, budget management
- Getting “buy in” from the top to the bottom of the organization
- Tracking and Evaluating the Plan
- Adjusting the Plan
- Exiting from the Alliance.