We are constantly being reminded that to survive and prosper in the dynamic global business environment we need to change the way we work. Collaborative working offers a radically different approach and getting it right to deliver tangible benefits requires combined efforts and in many cases a change in mindset and corporate culture.
This message is even more relevant in Wales, with collaboration featured as one of five key priorities to comply with the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. Collaboration may be formal and informal, or sometimes a combination of both. To get this balance right, key skills are required to enable businesses in Wales to be resilient and competitive in the global marketplace.
Key Contacts - Associate Directors for Institute for Collaborative Working (Wales)
Dr Jane Lynch, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
Tel: 02920 876144
Jane is a Reader in Procurement for the Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) section of Cardiff Business School. Jane's research is focused on collaboration, public procurement, and the community benefits of local sourcing. Jane is a research co-investigator for IRSPP (international research study on public procurement); Co-Chair of Joint-bidding Steering Group with Welsh Government, Judging Panel for GOAwards (Wales).
Leigh Lawry, Associate Director of ICW
Tel: 07875 229651.
Leigh is responsible for delivering all ICW training in Wales, UK and overseas. In addition, he also delivers collaboration training for BSI throughout the UK. A facilitator for ISO 44001, Leigh holds vast experience in business improvement, cost reduction and collaboration. Leigh has held Directorship and Senior Management roles, with responsibility for developing and implementing organisational strategy, continuous improvement initiatives, and supplier development programmes to improve operational efficiency and cost competitiveness. Leigh was a director for the first company in the UK to win the prestigious Shingo Silver Medallion Award for Operational Excellence.