• Why are collaborations required between different organizations? The obvious answer is that one organization cannot carry out all functions. That is one of the most important reasons, why companies collaborate or tie-up together. For instance, while carrying out an expansion plan, a company may come to the realization that they do not possess the required staff, resources or the infrastructure to carry out the task at hand. This is when a company may choose to look for a trustworthy partner to help them through an understanding that it may benefit both. This can also help them to understand each other’s shortcomings and can bring fresh ideas and perspectives on how to improve the processes, problems and solutions. When your company is embarking upon a project, there might be shortage of expertise or talent available in-house. At such times, it makes more sense to create a partnership rather than recruiting. And finally, companies may come together to collaborate in order to carry out a co-branded promotion that provides discounts on complementary products and services. This is more in connection to marketing and advertising than human resources.


  • A lot of people find it difficult to participate in brainstorming sessions and group projects as they think they cannot work well with others. Such people work best alone. This is due to the fact that there is general perception among them that collaborations and brainstorming sessions are waste of time and has the potential to create a lot of confusion. However, the truth is that the brainstorming sessions can prove to be extremely rewarding and productive. Here’s how to prepare your team for such huddles.


  • Effective sharing of knowledge or knowledge management is done through integrating speedy connectivity, social platforms, community involvement and the creation of trust. It might sound close to impossible when someone tells you that a lot of individuals including HR professionals, struggle to share their knowledge while others have difficulty accessing this same knowledge when it comes to performing their jobs to the best of their abilities. Whether your company has a knowledge hoarding problem or is an unorganized heap of learned men and women, this directly affects company’s ability to carry out its mission. Knowledge hoarding causes distrust among the teams, kills any enthusiasm to contribute and/or collaborate and costs the company valuable time and money.