This ‘Thought Bite’ is small but interesting.
In our businesses,we all have different skills. For some, it’s a financial skill, for others it’s production efficiency, others it may be ITC. Whatever it is , it has a value. It has a value to the business and it can also have a value to other businesses who don’t have that skill but need it.
Martha Lane Fox, speaking at the Accelerate Conference earlier this year, talked about how useful it has been in the last few years, for companies and organisations to help each other and exchange skills. One company may have a ‘surplus’ of one skill, whilst another needs that skill, perhaps only in the short term, but by helping each other, the problem or bottleneck can be resolved.
Sometimes, we underestimate the skills we have and take them for granted, but it’s quite likely that somebody else really values what you have and through mutual respect of each others skills, the two parties may be able to help each other.
Just a thought.