In our musings on Challenge, Collaboration & Changing the Way We Work, we laid out why Catalytic Collaboration is critical, cool, complex, … and downright sticky. But its one thing to talk about it, and another thing entirely to actually do it. So how do we actually get there? And why isn’t it happening more often? Continue reading “On Challenge, Collaboration & Changing the Way We Work: Part Two”
I am the type of person that drops everything and reads the book that falls off the shelf. I also turn around when a black cat crosses the road; throw spilled salt over my left shoulder—but that is another story, and a story for another time. Like Carl Jung, I believe in synchronicity. Significance is found in coincidence and it is our job to stay awake, look for truth, and stare deeply into the eyes of what comes our way.
So, when three different collaborative projects knocked on TERRAMAR’s door in a tiny span of time, I started paying attention. Our clients wanted collaboration but when you asked them what exactly it was they wanted, they couldn’t answer the question directly. Responses were layered, nuanced, complex—dare I say squishy. They wanted something they couldn’t really name and didn’t know how to get it. Yet they reassured me they would know it when they saw it.