Congrats, you are part of a team. One that is focused, has a vision, one that needs….COLLABORATION. Being part of a team is great, you get diverse ideas, insights and others to share in the wins and challenges. It is also highly ineffective if you do not know how to collaborate with one another.
Collaboration Is Everything
Merriam-Webster defines collaborate as: to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor. What is my take on collaborate? What does it take to successfully collaborate?
The definition describes the act, but not the effort needed to be successful at it. Each team is made up of unique individuals with different strengths and weaknesses. To be a truly successful and result driven team, each must concentrate on the “Me”. Bringing together each individual strength creates a more powerful team. This is your internal team of Justice League or Avengers, whichever you are partial to.
Enter the Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) Group
Recently a new industry group was formed here at 1WorldSync.
1WorldSync is the leading provider of product content solutions. Enabling more than 25,000 global companies in over 60 countries to share authentic, trusted content with customers and consumers, 1WorldSync provides solutions that meet the diverse needs of the industry through its technology platform and expert services empowering intelligent choices for purchases, wellness, and lifestyle decisions.
Over the past few months, 3 major wine & spirits manufacturers have been collaborating with 1WorldSync to form a group focused on an opportunity to standardize product content management and distribution in the beer, wine & spirits industries.
This group, the Total Beverage Alcohol Industry, came together organically from a side conversation between 2 former colleagues over coffee. The thought was that the industries of beer, wine and spirits have unique opportunity to leverage standards & best practices currently in place within the Consumer Package Goods industry.
From that simple meeting, the start of collaboration occurred. Both parties were able to internalize the industry needs and focus on their “me” strengths to form a collaborating team. More organizations were recruited to drive change and build strength. Two organizations became four, and a full planning team was created. This team is now actively recruiting additional members to fully represent the multi-tiered system in the US.
During this recruitment phase, the collaboration and “me” are showing up more and more. Each participating organization is being asked to help drive towards modernization, cooperate with peers, reduce duplicative work, support on & off premise efforts and develop/adopt industry best practices. At each stage within this collaboration, the “me” is split. Some of the “me” is focused on how collaborating on an industry wide solution help “me” & my organization. The remaining are focused on how collaboration can drive impactful change within the industry.
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The good news is that collaboration at it’s core can help you achieve so much if you are able to internalize the goals and understand how your teammates are also. Industry efforts in particular like the TBA, are being driven to enact change, bring awareness to opportunities for improvement and enable all participants in the multi-tiered system to benefit from the collaboration.
One of the hallmarks of 1WorldSync is how we view our customer community. We are partners in continually improving our offerings, addressing industry opportunities and driving towards innovation that will help position our customers in the driver seat for years to come.
If you are not part of one of our 1WorldSync Groups, I highly encourage you to email Brandon White, our Global Community Engagement Manager. And if you happen to be part of the beer, wine and spirits industry please let us know if you would be interested in collaborating with us there too! Other questions? Don’t forget to reference our FAQ if you haven’t already.