Nothing is a solo act. Everything is a huge collaboration.
To make significant inroads in creating a radically better future we must need to step outside our bubble and get radical.
We need to work with people we trust, who listen, are self-accountable, self-aware, and committed to support this shared vision.
It’s all about radically collaborating and it’s really is the best way to work and get stuff done. Everyone's there because they have a set of skills to offer across the board and everyone wants the same outcome.
Let’s remember the old proverb:
"If you want to go fast you can go alone, but if you want to go far we should go together.’
Here are some powerful examples of radical collaboration
Countless discoveries, innovations and inventions have been made because of the combined effort and ideas of two or more people working together. Think Marie and Pierre Curie; the Wright Brother; and Proctor and Gamble. These real-life examples of collaboration that have made history include understanding the DNA molecule and Ben and Jerry's veritable ice cream revolution.
By going all in and harnessing the powers of teamwork and collaboration these business leaders, including Jobs and Wozniak who founded Apple, overcame individual limitations, and built joint ventures that became household names.
This book compiles the best 50 examples of collaborative-based businesses. Many emerged by chance, others are the product of the systematic exchanges between companies. It includes NASA and LEGO who worked together to use LEGO as an educational tool; Coca-Cola and Heinz who developed more sustainable containers together; and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition who defined a common sustainability index.
It’s becoming clear that radical collaboration is the gateway to cleaner industrialisation, as people from diverse backgrounds increasingly work together across borders leading to new ways of thinking, better solutions, and swifter progress in the fight against the climate crisis.
There's strength in numbers and by combining the effort and expertise of different organisations, all partners are better able to innovate and grow, and increase their competitiveness on many levels. Here, the key benefits of collaboration include: financial benefits; human capital; physical capital; and intellectual capital.
Sustainability Mentors was founded by Warp It’s Head of Happiness, Dan, when he realised a need to normalise mentorship in the sustainability space. Following setting up the initial service offering, over 1600 sustainability professionals swiftly signed up resulting in 200 mentor-mentee pairings, and counting!