Good Reasons For A Collaborative Relationship
With The History Check App Project

Collaboration is more than just a buzzword for today’s companies.

If you want your company to think as one, regardless of any one particular team member’s function; collaboration should be more than just a word.

Remember that teamwork includes an ultimate authority who makes decisions and resolves disputes for the team. Collaboration may not have an ultimate authority, but it should have a leader who understands the nature of the work – This is where our expertise, at Impact Tourism comes into the equation. Collaborations should also have ground rules that the group itself has established, and we’ve spent dozens, if not hundreds of hours in consultations with municipalities, First Nations, Metis Settlements, historical resource societies, and small business in communities across Alberta in developing our ‘collaborative framework‘ with the History Check app.

Collaborations pushes deliverables, accomplishments; to be more innovative and competitive in the marketplace.

When is a collaborative relationship the ideal solution to complex challenges and goals:

  • When you cannot use a team or a customer-supplier relationship
  • To get geographically disparate business units to work with a central team
  • When different business units share a sales force or a brand
  • To increase employee job satisfaction
  • To allow your employees more flexibility
  • To develop an interdependent organization

Thus far, we have focused mostly on the benefits collaboration brings to your company. However, there are benefits that collaboration can bring to individuals, as well. These include:

  • Learning From Others’ Experience: Pick up new information while you are completing real work.
  • Saving Time: You’ll complete projects faster when you have people who already have answers. This phenomenon is called cross-sharing because you build a larger knowledge base.
  • Creative Disruption: Different mindsets can come up with different solutions to the same problem. This helps you work out the best solution for your company. Teaching About Work and the Work Habits of Others
  • Dealing with Diverse Jobs Makes Better Leaders: Collaborations can make you a better leader by learning to manage different personality types and how best to motivate everyone as a group.
  • Networking: Working in a collaborative team forces you to socialize with people with whom you may not normally interact. Further, you are giving them a bird’s eye view of your work ethic and capabilities. Should future work possibilities emerge, they are well equipped to remember you and your skill set.

Other benefits to you and your company include:

  • Faster, better, customer-driven decisions
  • Evolving strategic alliances with other companies
  • Increased span of control
  • Decreased conflict
  • Opening your company to change
  • Workforce buy-in for company
  • Decreased cycle time
  • Decisions based on principle, not power
  • Makes your company competitive
  • Increased productivity equals increased output
  • Increased return on investment (ROI)
Good Reasons For A Collaborative Relationship With The History Check App Project

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