Business Partnering is an essential skill in today’s world. Different departments have different mindsets, partnering with engineering is not the same as purchasing or as Marketing and HR. Think part of it is due to the nature of the function, a good business partner should be able to speak the languages of different functions.
If you have moved industries throughout your career you would have even had to go through learning more about industry skills and mindset. Industries reflect the thinking on the departments and adds to the complexity. Had a discussion about that today and thought about this as the first post to my blog.
The link below is for an article I wrote on LinkedIn about how working across different industries helped me a lot. Thought to share it with you as it illustrates the important skills needed for a good business partner.