Raising the Standard for International Collaboration


The world is changing, and at a faster rate than perhaps ever could have been envisaged. Globalization is no longer an aspiration; it is a fact of life. The networked economy is rewriting traditional business thinking of ownership and creating alternative business models based on interdependent and complementary capabilities. The supply chain is giving way to the concept of a more holistic value chain but one factor remains constant: relationships are a core ingredient for successful business.
In future, managers will work in an environment where cultural understanding, language and relationship skills will be as important as IT and technical skills are today. Collaboration, whilst not a solution in itself, offers an alternative perspective through integrated delivery networks, both local and global optimized by focusing on the boundaries between organizations, based on what each does best in a complementary process. Harnessing this added value means challenging traditional thinking and management professionals should be looking to the future business models and developing collaborative capability to support their organizations. Collaboration does not mean disregarding traditional values or skills, but it does require looking at today’s challenges from a more holistic viewpoint to capture additional benefits.

25 Aug 2017