Collaboration is everything! In today's fast moving environment, it is no longer what you know but who you know and how well you can access them. Add the pressure to innovate and the constant addition of new strategic initiatives and the need for engagement and alignment.
These new challenges require new tools.
ThinkTank by Group Systems is one of those tools - it is a web-based structured collaboration platform that we use at MACPA-BLI. This presentation covers three case studies where we have used ThinkTank to help a CPA Firm engage partners in a strategic discussion about sensitive issues and to encourage full participation, another example is how we use ThinkTank for managing partner calls to get feedback and vote on key issues we should be working on, and finally a situation involving a CFO conference where ThinkTank was used to facilitate capturing of insights and wisdom from the crowd.
We believe that in order to buy-in, people have to weigh-in and structure collaboration is a way to effectively get participation and engagement that ultimately saves time, increases alignment and the discretionary effort of your people.