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(originally posted on LinkeIn)
If you are leading or considering a collaborative joint venture here are a few of my top tips for you to consider:
❇️What's your why?
Collaboration is not necessarily suitable or wise for all projects and outcomes. It's best suited to complex problems that demand effort to achieve a change.
Be prepared to engage in the collaborator's dance of moving between leading and following.
Come with an understanding of what you bring, coupled with a deep humility, and respect for what others bring.
❇️Finding the solutions
Spend at least 80% of your time together coming to a shared agreement of the problem and then work together to co-design the solution. Don't come with solutions and don't hold on to any idea too tight, too soon.
...go ahead & post your thoughts and additional top tips in the comments below.
Nazanin Jenkin is a Persian Kiwi - a Persian by descent and a diaspora by circumstance. She lives in New Zealand; along with her husband of thirty years and two surviving, adult children.