1. What is Procter & Gamble’s business strategy? What is the relationship of collaboration and innovation to that business strategy?
Proctor and Gambles business strategy has 3 main points, maintain existing products, develop new related products, and invent new products. Most of their business involves managing their existing products. It is important that they continue to improve existing products and offer new solutions to the same problems so that they can maintain their large market share. It is important to use innovation and collaboration across all of their business units to achieve this.
2. How is P&G using collaboration systems to execute its business model and business strategy?
P&G’s business model (main three units: beauty care, household care, health and wellbeing) and its business strategy (remains popularity by innovation and brand building) are closely related to effective collaboration. By using collaboration system which includes many communication methods, P&G can maintain communication among different departments, contributing to make progress of innovation, which is critical to its branding and popularity.
Multiple choice of convenient methods
3.Microsoft Live Communications server
4.Web conferencing with Live Meeting
5..Content management with share point
Convenient for people to share information in different places
6. Microsoft Outlook
1.Cisco telepresence conference rooms
Hold high definition meetings over long distance
share bookmarks, lag content, find and share information
3.Teamcenter product life cycle collaboration
Share 3D visual product data
3. What problems do collaboration systems solve for P&G?
Avoid the resistance from employees and alleviate some of the inconvenience of blogs....