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Collaborative Insight January 2016 - ISSUE 38

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Welcome & Introduction

Les Pyle

Welcome to this edition of Collaborative Insight summarising three major ICW events held in the second half of the calendar year 2015. These first of events in July addressed the Digital Economy sponsored by CAPITA, this was followed by Cultural Diversity in October sponsored by BSI.

November heralded the culmination the first ICW Collaborative Working Awards process with a high profile awards event held at the House of Lords also sponsored by BSI. Collaborative Working Awards is expected to be an annual process culminating in similar high profile awards events, for 2016 will take place at the House of Lords on 8th December.

This edition of Collaborative Insights also features articles on a number of ICW initiatives extending the breadth of our Collaborative Working thought leadership role.

Whilst all these initiatives are important there are two to highlight that are “game changers” in the evolution of Collaborative Working as a professional business discipline viz;

  • The report by Warwick University Business School on the research project into Collaborative Working Benefits Realisation – note Innovation comes out at the top of benefits realised.
  • The expected launch of ISO 11000 in calendar quarter four 2016.

ISO 11000 represents the culmination of 14 years focused effort from when CRAFT was first conceived in 2002. CRAFT lead to ICW working with BSI to launch PAS 11000 in November 2006 followed by the launch of the “full leaded” UK National standard BS 11000 in December 2010. The evolution of the National standard BS 11000 into the International standard ISO 11000 is already stimulating interest from around the world. ICW Africa and ICW Canada were featured in the previous edition of Collaborative Insights, to these we can now add ICW New Zealand with interest growing in Australia and across the ASEAN region. This process is likely to accelerate once ISO 11000 is formally launched – hold on to your hats!

Nearer to home ICW Wales led by Dr Jane Lynch from Cardiff University is building a strong profile with the Joint Bidding Guide launched with the support of the Welsh Government delivering real value to the Welsh SME community. Similarly ICW Scotland led by Bill McKechnie is making progress working closely with Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

ICW continues to strengthen the core team – we are pleased to welcome Jill Clancy and Leigh Lawry as recent additions to the Associate team.

As well as intellectually ICW is also on the move physically and will be leaving Sullivan House, Belgravia for offices in the City in February.

After a temporary hiatus ICW is holding 4 major events in 2016: –

  • The annual House of Lords Collaborative Working Reception on 11th May hosted by Lockheed Martin.
  • Collaborative Working in Energy at Ironmongers Hall in the City on 5th July sponsored by BAM Nuttall.
  • Collaborative Working Across the Emergency Services Value Chain in October sponsored by Selex.
  • The second Collaborative Working Awards event at the House of Lords on 8th December sponsored by BSI.

All in all an exciting year ahead – ICW looks forward to working closely with our growing Collaborative Working community as the year unfolds”.

Les Pyle
Chief Executive

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