"I always feel inspired and refocused when I come to 1230 TWC"
At the recent 1230 TWC Margate meeting, special guest speaker Paul Andrews chose “Collaboration” as his topic. It reminded me of a Blog I wrote almost a year ago to the day “Synergies and Collaboration – why would you?” Here for you to read; and this has prompted me to re-visit the topic and include some vital current statistics - so thank you Paul!
So let’s look first at the definition of collaboration = the action of working with someone to produce something. (Oxford Dictionaries)
Paul’s collaboration and discussions with other business owners, concluded that small (business) is beautiful and good; being a large business has potential to lose sense all of reality and this applies globally, not just UK.
A few stats:
When it comes to team building, as women we have a terrific advantage. Our style is collaborative. We connect and collaborate, do business. There’s that word again - “collaborative”.
Why would you want to collaborate with others? We simply can’t be experts in everything…
Some ideas on collaboration:
Maybe you don’t see the synergies straight away, but they’re clear when you revisit your meeting notes later – you do take notes, don’t you?
Collaborate with another person/s and your business offering is stronger, different, more successful.
Let me know how you get on!
Jackie Groundsell is known as the queen of women's business networking lunches - the connector. She supports thousands of small business owners through her events and lunch-time meetings