Have you ever heard that two heads are better than one? Why not Collaborate?
Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Director of HR and Administration at SafeSourcing Inc.
Have you ever heard that two heads are better than one? While two heads may make putting on a t-shirt more difficult, most often two heads will benefit whatever project you are working on. The idea behind this is that there are more people working on a project at the same time and can be beneficial in a few different ways.
First, having more than one person working on a project can lead to new insights. Recently, I saw a motivational poster of a runner at a cliff and the words were something along the lines of taking a leap in life. While the author may have meant the poster to inspire people to go for their dreams despite difficulties, it could also be interpreted as encouraging someone to jump off a cliff. Simply having an outside perspective on a project can lead to seeing things in a new way, and possibly prevent you from releasing something that could backfire.
Another way two heads are good is that there is simply twice the available brain power. This can be especially helpful if you are working on a project with a deadline. One person can only work so fast, but having another head on the team can potentially get the work done twice as fast, making the deadline much more reachable. Even more than that, if a project is daunting enough, several heads can help even more so long as expectations and instructions are clear and well defined.
Finally, another good way two heads are better is in procurement. If you have ever wanted to take out a certain product but just didn’t think your volume was big enough to interest major suppliers, then maybe you and others can put your figurative heads together, combine volumes and gain the interest you were seeking. One way to do this is through SafeSourcing’s own SafeCollaborative. The SafeCollaborative event can showcase multiple companies’ volumes of a particular product and allow suppliers to quote everyone at once. Not only does this bring the suppliers into the discussion, but also can save money on the sourcing costs. This outcome winds up being a win-win-win for everyone involved.
For more information on ways we can with your procurement goals or projects, or on our Risk Free trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.