Collaboration

Company Connecting is a platform dedicated to sourcing and connecting talented IT companies and professionals with those searching for IT skills. At present, we have ‘hand-researched’ all of Scotland’s IT companies, and now we’re meticulously expanding into the rest of the UK.

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Team dynamics and the Importance of Listening

This weeks guest author is Kevin Oubridge of Accelerated Success . He  takes a look at an ongoing problem with tech teams -  how do you to get your tech team to communicate and collaborate effectively.

This weeks guest author is Kevin Oubridge of Accelerated Success. Kevin helps companies foster a culture of effective collaboration within their teams. 

Poor collaboration in tech project teams is not down to a skills deficit

I’ll come straight out and say it to save wasting time. Poor communication and collaboration in your tech project teams is probably down to unhelpful team norms – the way people work together – rather than a communications or any other skills deficit.

image accompanying article Kevin Oubridge with Accelerated Success. 5 hands extended in fists to the center of a desk.

A short video from Company Connecting on its Define Search Match service which helps match any company up with the right IT company to provide tech products and services

Picture accompanying the Company Connecting video for the Define Search Match service

FOCUS: Businesses seeking to enter into collaborative arrangements need to embrace contract and negotiation approaches which support achieving the benefits of co-operative working.

Organisations have a desire to harness new technologies to create innovative products and solutions, in response to digital disruption and other market challenges. Collaboration is increasingly being viewed as a means for businesses to achieve this.

someone signing some paper, for the article Tech Collaboration and legal Considerations

Tech Collaboration and Legal Considerations

To shed some light on the legal aspect of company collaboration, we caught up with Pinsent Masons to find out some advice on navigating contracts.

IT Companies: Let's Be Disruptive

The ‘Let’s Be Disruptive’ series considers a central issue within IT in order to offset the negative effects of disruption within the IT industry.

In previous articles I considered the possibility of larger companies engaging with smaller SMEs to address the current shortage in IT skills rather than direct recruitment. However many small SMEs are just too small and may not have the resource to deliver everything within the required timescale. Could partnering be the answer?

 

Janice Grant Shaw author of PART Seven: Come on IT Companies. Let’s be Disruptive. Working together or working with the enemy?

This series of articles has considered the ability for large and small companies to collaborate and work together. The reasons for working together are to provide larger companies with access to innovative companies whilst at the same time helping to bridge any skills gaps. Small companies gain by better utilisation of their resources, and the economy gains by the growth of small companies.

Janice Grant Shaw author of Come on IT Companies – Let’s be disruptive! Breaking the Mould