Are We Partnering For Full Potential?
- Discovering a common ambition is at the heart of a good partnership. It may not be the ambition you had in mind at the outset, but a joint and often larger ambition. Be a partner in dreaming, envisioning, and voicing whatever new value can emerge, and with good partnerships, others will add to your narrative – influential stakeholders, experts you have given a voice to, and those willing to step in and innovate.
- Develop a set of hypotheses around what the partnership could grow into and how it would optimally operate. I use the word hypotheses deliberately here, as they would be initially untested and may be different from how your organisation currently operates. Ask yourself – who are my admired organisations? who could help inspire the way this partnership should function and serve?
- Have a difficult conversation – not only about what value we could create but how would each party realise the value potential. Each party may have a different realisation roadmap and mechanisms to choose from. It may be an uncomfortable discussion, but often what we fear the most are simply assumptions, waiting to be tested, nothing more.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Saar Ben-Attar (A Connector Beyond Limits)
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