Whether you are on a development team for a game-changing business application, a partner in a growing business, or managing alliances with strategic partners, you’re only as effective as your shared data.
Consider some of the collaborative projects you’ve worked on over the years. Think about when a group of people sit down at a table, or at opposite ends of a telephone or internet connection. A “blank slate” of information can be an obstacle to initiating and sustaining a relationship. When people start introducing themselves, and discussing who they are and where they’ve come from, relationships form based on measures of confidence, credibility, context, capability and candor.
That’s right, there are 5 “C words” which makes data the foundation of collaboration. You could argue these same factors make collaboration critical for data quality.