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A new approach of partnership ?

collaborationI appreciated much a note published by Jeremie Berrebi. He was offering anyone to use Zlio’s technology to build a competitor to is own company. And even to make something better !

Surprising ? Stupid ? Suicidal.

Not at all. It’s pure logic and is the perfect embodiment of a new kind of win / win strategy that may by usefull between people in a company.

My point of view:

Zlio’s strategy 

– using my technlogy you legitimite it

– if  come on my market and communicate, you’re advertising my concept

– if we use the same technical bases, it will be easier in case we merge.

– be worse and I will be a leader, are various (even better) you will give me ideas.

– make this market competitive, we will all take benefits of that.

A real win / win strategy as I said.

But what does it have  to do with managing an  organization ?

Logics of interpersonal partnerships in company

Here are a few behaviors we can identify in nearly every company:

– I do not speak about my projects for fear someones “steal” them to me.
– it’s hard for me to master all aspects of a problematics

– I reinvent the wheel every week

– management never gives me a “GO” to anything I suggets

– if I have a “go” nobody wants to belong to my team

– while speaking with nobody I deprive myself of internal sponsors. I am only one isolated voice whereas if several voices rise the decision makers will become aware of a need for acting. Thus firstly I loose my time  then I does not answer an identified stake.

– I also deprive myself of resources. From where the fact that I often arrive after the battle with a badly tied up project.

– I cannot count on those which worked with another project based on the same idea. They will not help the guy who threw banana skins on their way. If I have the green light impossible thus to gather everyone.

– impossible to know  if somebody thinks about the same thing that me and is more advanced than me.
– considering with final I prefer to only fail by myself that to succeed with others I will never be involved in a major success. Thus good-bye the promotion and I worked in silence for nothing.

One  sees intern competitors  everywhere whereas one should rather try to identify strong sponsors and some partners. The complexity of the current projects as well as the little of time we have impose a true collective agility.

Bertrand DUPERRINhttps://www.duperrin.com/english
Head of Employee and Client Experience @Emakina / Former consulting director / Crossroads of people, business and technology / Speaker / Compulsive traveler
Head of Employee and Client Experience @Emakina / Former consulting director / Crossroads of people, business and technology / Speaker / Compulsive traveler
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