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Locating expertise

Before you collaborate, get connected to the right people

Every large company has in-house experts. So why don't they use them more? Networking with in-house experts, with their specialized knowledge, skills and networks, could be invaluable to both colleagues and managers, but often workers who could use their help in other functions and business units may not even know they exist. Talk about a waste!

Because of an inability to tap into the best expertise quickly, problems may go unsolved, sales opportunities may be lost, new ideas may never get imagined; employees may come to feel underutilized and under-appreciated. These are things that no business can afford anytime — let alone in this day and age.

Let's explore one example of how MetaSight solves these problems, enabling expertise to be located quickly and easily.

Starting and staffing projects

Imagine you have just been asked to manage a new project. You have been selected due to your strong project management experience. You have your project brief and a mandate to form a core project team to take you through to the first milestone. It is critical to find the right expertise for your core team, but where do you look?

Asking around your immediate network is getting you nowhere fast, although one colleague thinks there might be a similar project started a year ago - all you get is a project name.

Fortunately for you, your company has had MetaSight working away in the background all that time doing all the hard work for you. With a quick search on MetaSight, you find several people active on  this existing project in another location. The bonus is you recognise one name - a project manager you met on a course last spring.

One phone call later and you have the entire low down on the project. Although their brief turns out to have some key differences, you immediately recognise areas you can reuse and lessons learnt you can adopt - that initial project milestone  looks a lot less daunting than it did a few minutes ago.

Although you might be able move experienced resources from the other project when they start ramping down, you still need to staff your initial core team. Having defined the expertise you are after, you turn to MetaSight again. Narrowing your search by expertise, location and departments, you quickly identify candidates, their line managers and people you know who could provide references. A few phone calls later and you know who you want and have confirmed their availability. Using the power of MetaSight, your project can get off to a flying start.

 

Expertise: In house expertise can go to waste - however with MetaSight experts can be quickly located.

  • Accessing global expertise
  • Staffing Projects
  • Developing networks
  • Reusing past experience
  • Encouraging global knowledge sharing
  • Supporting innovation
  • Leveraging external relationships
  • Cultivating personal virtual networks

Innovate Across Boundaries: Enable people to connect to innovate across functional and geographic boundaries.

 

 
management consultancy from morphix

"Using MetaSight, I was able to find technical specialists and a project manager that had previous experience in the retail sector..."


Further Reading

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