We are dreaming of a world where resources are recirculated and where we have created a more sustainable world for the generations to come. A world where we collaborate to solve some of the biggest sustainability challenges.

We help companies move to more open forms of innovation and collaboration with external partners. We are doing that by mobilizing capabilities and resources for mutual benefits by building more trust. Thereby we help build businesses grow and transform. Collaboration in it’s finest version.

Wikipedia: “A Collaboration is a purposeful relationship in which all parties strategically choose to cooperate in order to achieve shared or overlapping objectives”

In a time of rapid change and the change to a new type of economy, the ability to innovate and change quickly and effectively, again and again, is perhaps the only enduring competitive advantage. Those firms that can innovate and change constantly will thrive. Those that do not or cannot will be left behind.

Technological advances are disrupting the status quo and creating turbulence. Industries are converging and new competitors are emerging at lightning speed. This demands that companies seek outside their own ecosystem for ideas and execution in timely speed. Companies need to collaborate, that is the only way we can solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Circular means helping businesses decouple growth from constrained resources through collaborative innovation. It is about changing the mental model and rethinking materials, methods of make, products, how to partner and business models.

Your challenge is, that the people who will make you and your business successful don´t work in your own organization. They may not even share your language, beliefs, manner or behaviors. But without their skills and effort you will never deliver the results you need to as a leader in todays world. So you will need Collaborative Leadership skills.

Collaboration isn’t simply about ‘being nice to each other’. Effective collaboration, whether between individuals or whole businesses, is about strong, robust relationships where partners can scrutinize each other and deal with conflicts constructively in an environment based on trust.

A study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit on how companies collaborate showed, that 93% of the respondents stated that they derived value from collaboration. Only 39% have institutionalized collaboration with ecosystem  partners. There is clearly a gap between the recognition and the processes for finding and engaging these parties to derive competitive insight and value.