Collaborate with others for greater insight
Collaboration between organisations with a common interest in a critical issue can broaden perspectives, yield greater insights and lead to better informed choices. With the pace of developments today it’s all too easy for us to get tunnel vision, get locked into the complexities of our immediate situation and forget to take a broader perspective. To quote Oscar Wilde, the Irish writer and poet:
“Never forget that your best thoughts come from others.”
Approaching an important issue in collaboration with peers from other organisations is as enlightening as it is refreshing.
The aim of a Collaborative Exploration
The aim of each exploration is to gain insight on the issue and develop a well thought through ‘point of view’ that enables participants to make informed choices. As the exploration is consortium-based, the cost is shared between member organisations.
The topic is chosen by you
Each Collaborative Exploration is unique as the topic explored is proposed by you. It could be a ‘game-changing’ technology, pending regulatory change or an emerging business model. If the issue feels uncomfortable, it’s potentially a good topic for a Collaborative Exploration.
How a Collaborative Exploration works
Once a topic is brought to Formicio we seek to form a consortium of organisations – typically 6 to 10 – that are willing to share their insights and experiences in order to explore the issue in more detail. We facilitate the process, source subject-matter experts and undertake research where necessary. Participation is through workshops and webinars, with access to a collaboration platform where documents are shared and virtual conversations held.
Our team has designed, facilitated and guided powerful, consortium-based explorations over the years, an example of which is below.
- Collaborative Exploration maximises the business benefits of Shared Services. Find out how this bespoke Collaborative Exploration programme helped seven organisations gain insight into what they needed to put in place to make Shared Services succeed and deliver business benefits.