So my New Year’s Resolution is to get more organisations to work together in a constructive and open partnership. Not easy I know, but it is very odd that especially in the NGO and Social Enterprise space there is so much distrust between organisations that are obvious partners with each other.
The commercial world seems to be over this – Companies that sell complimentary products or services are happy to partner with “the competition” as they can see the net outcome as being beneficial for both. There just seems to be a lack of trust of willing elsewhere.
The problem seems to lie at the Board of Trustees / Directors level, most of this time – sometimes a gentle kick is required. Good job I got a new pair of boots for Christmas then!