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Partnering for Productivity

February 22, 2009

How well do you use complementary types of expertise to advance your work – even if they come from outside your organization?

complementary-xpertise-to-advance-your-workProctor and Gamble’s “connect + develop” strategy was designed to leverage their R&D resources. They post their challenges on-line and elicit bids from others who can help them. This strategy has led to a dramatic increase in productivity and innovation success rates.

Define what you do best. Find ways to spend more of your time exercising those capabilities, and develop relationships with partners whose strengths complement yours. This strategy works on an individual, team and organizational level.

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