Every decision you make, no matter how big or small, should be in line with your business strategy. This is just as true, if not more so for collaborative working.
Business decisions are complex and long-term decisions must remain within the control of the top executives of your company. Having a strong collaboration mechanism in place should actually give you more choice, rather than less. A boarder input and better information enables you to make more informed decisions. Choice and transparency always go hand in hand. No successful organisations can offer viable solutions to their customers without offering choice, but for senior people to make good choices, they have to have a broader choice. That doesn’t just mean a wide range of products or services, but an offering that is clear, timely and engaging. The way we communicate has to be as customised as the solutions we offer. Collaboration enables this and encourages all patterns to share ideas and projects, built on the basis of each company’s individual choice.
- The ten key benefits of choice:
- Most appropriate offerings
- Best fit for organisation
- Best available products and services
- Financial control
- Operational efficiencies
- Cost reductions
- Better customer service
- Growth in communication capabilities and methods
- Improved communications
- Unique differentiation aligned to your own brand