Collaboration - 10 articles

April 22, 2024
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 deficitI’ll come straight out and say it to save wasting time. Poor communication and collaboration in your tech project teams is probably down ... Read more
April 22, 2024
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. So how do we actually connect IT talent? There are several possibilities. Connecting ... Read more
April 22, 2024
1. Don’t get BurnedCompany Connecting’s main function is to beneficially connect companies with IT. The reason for this is that when it comes to IT, far too many companies just go to IT companies they know, or companies recommended by people they know. That’s because the complexity of IT is so difficult to navigate as ... Read more
April 22, 2024
Tech collaborations need co-operation-minded contracting 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 ... Read more
April 22, 2024
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.  I also covered the difficulties a larger company may experience and the need to consider the management of projects involving multiple companies; something which is common place in large ... Read more
April 22, 2024
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 ... Read more
April 22, 2024
In last week’s article I continued to explore the potential for large and small companies to work together for the greater good. In other words collaboration. I identified two of the issues i.e. finding the companies in the first place and then figuring out how to work together. I speak with lots of companies large and ... Read more
April 22, 2024
In last week’s blog I proposed greater collaboration between large and small companies so that each can benefit from the other. The end result would be spreading a workload by utilising resources more efficiently across companies. Large and small companies are fundamentally different, and those differences are well documented.  This week we are going to ... Read more
April 22, 2024
In last week’s blog I commented on how quickly things change, and used the example of the severe downturn in the Oil & Gas industry: in the space of two years, moving from a requirement of 20,000 additional people in the UK to the loss of thousands of jobs, and the overall negative impact on ... Read more
April 22, 2024
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