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Alignment is an essential element for success in any type of business collaboration. However, alignment is an abstract concept that is somehow difficult to comprehend. People often approach it in a closed way: we are aligned or we are not.
Michael Taylor is one of the founders of SchellingPoint. SchellingPoint provides a tool for measuring the degree of alignment before, during, and after any collaborative effort involving two or more individuals – providing a mathematical calculation of their like-mindedness, and highlighting the potential problem areas where their interests diverge.
In the conversation with Michael we are exploring alignment optimization for business collaborations. In Today’s episode you will hear why it is important to understand where we are aligned and where are not (yet) aligned and how we can measure that to improve alignment and increase the success rates of our business collaborations.
Question: Are you consciously working on alignment in your business collaborations?
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Previously on The Collaborative Business Podcast:
- CBP-70: The final episode
- CBP-69: Alliances as a force multiplier – with Suniel Mande
- CBP-68: Alliance Networks with Andrew Shipilov
- CBP-67: Alliance Analytics with Bill Davidson
- CBP-66: Alliances in SAS with Pat Finerty