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Share and Learn: Improving Business Collaboration with MSMEs

  • 16 Nov 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online

You are invited to join ICW on Tuesday 16th November at 12:00 GMT for our next Share and Learn:

Improving Business Collaboration with MSMEs

Is any of this true for you?

Join ICW to share ideas about the recent publication of ISO/TR 44004, Collaborative Business Relationship Management — Guidelines for large organisations seeking collaboration with micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Large organisations can reap a multitude of benefits when collaborating with smaller businesses, if the policies and processes don't weigh the relationship down. New international guidance has just been published to help bring the best out of the arrangement for all involved. ISO/TR 44004provides recommendations for large organisations to help them take an agile and balanced approach when working with MSMEs. Adrian Miller, Project Leader of the group of experts that developed the technical report, said MSMEs generally bring more flexibility and agility to a business relationship, making them highly attractive to work with. Yet they are also likely to have fewer resources. "Larger organisations tend to have a greater level of management processes, but these could be overwhelming for an MSME if imposed on them as it insists on a way of working that is unnatural and oppressive" he said.

"ISO/TR 44004 demonstrates how they can adjust their approach to working with smaller businesses, thus enabling both parties to benefit fully from the relationship and produce positive results."

Join us on 16th November from 12:00 to 13:00 to be a part of the conversation.

Any enquiries for this event please contact Alan Maund on 0203-691 1530.

Please note: this event uses a Teams platform, so there is a possibility that email addresses will be visible to all delegates in attendance.

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