Collaboration for IoT: Music to Your Ears
by Exosite, on December 7, 2016
Many successful bands or musical organizations rely on members working together well and harmonizing with their instruments. It is a similar concept when effectively implementing a company-wide IoT ecosystem in that people may specialize in different areas, but coordinating strategies together makes the system work well.
Because of the complex, far-reaching, and potentially costly implications of IoT, organizations must create both a technology framework and an organizational culture that promotes cross-functional collaboration between departments, divisions, and business units in order be successful implementing IoT on a grand scale. Although seemingly straightforward, many organizations stumble on this hurdle—making the leap from understanding the importance of technological and organizational collaboration to actually achieving it is difficult.
Organizations that can successfully accomplish this type of cross-functional collaboration are able to break down organizational barriers to create alignment around their long-term strategy, while still respecting the natural diversity of individual departments and divisions. They also encourage individuals to learn and grow from the experiences and challenges faced by others in the organization. As a result, less time, money, and effort are wasted on fruitless endeavors or painful lessons learned.
Check out next week's blog for the best practices for streamlining and stimulating a collaborative culture between different divisions. To download the full white paper, click below or you can get your collaborations up and running on our IoT platform, Murano.