How can you act as the Competitive Intelligence “Center Midfielder” to facilitate an integrated intelligence strategy and prepare your team to take the field?
In soccer, the Center Midfielder is the key player that connects the ball between defense and offense, ensuring it gets to the right people at the right time. In organizations, the (CI) Center Midfielder is a person who helps drive collaboration and innovation. This person is focused on connecting the dots information from all across your organization and turning out valuable insights.
Most organizations find that there is no shortage of information coming in from every department (BD, Sales, IT, HR, R&D, and so on), but the business suffers when nothing is done with it. Without a centralized effort to share or analyze this well of information, it oftentimes sits dormant and valuable insights simply go to waste. Empowering a person or a group to ensure this information makes it in to the right hands is essential.
Cipher hosted a discussion on the role of the CI Center Midfielder at the 21st Annual SCIP European Summit earlier this month in Prague and we have compiled a list of key takeaways and best practices for implementing an integrated intelligence strategy below:
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