Close

Collaboration

Why it sometimes pays for David and Goliath to join forces

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

Why it sometimes pays for David and Goliath to join forces

As the rate of change accelerates, collaboration between large organisations and startups is increasingly common. These partnerships, if successful, will create experiences that make sense to customers. But pulling together what can be two mismatched cultures isn't always easy. So how do you collaborate successfully? And what's in it for start-ups?

Branded Content

Shared spaces

As New Zealanders, the values that we hold help us tell our story. Our isolated location shapes the way we instinctively work together with trust and respect. Our welcoming nature means we are warm and honest, and receptive to new ideas. Our open minds reveal us as creative thinkers, seeking innovation and fresh approaches.

Business

Forget cut-throat competition, the hot topic these days is collaboration. Whether it’s companies in shared working spaces exchanging ideas around the water cooler, entrepreneurs picking other people’s brains via crowdsourcing, Xero start-ups teaming up to get customers, or big bosses of primary producers strategising at Stanford University, working together is de rigueur.* (*But why just write about it? Idealog decided to try a bit of collaborating ourselves, so we asked for help to illustrate this feature. Most of the photos on these pages – and on the cover – were sourced from our readers, friends, followers, and the people we've written about recently. The rest were us. We're all in this together.)

Collaboration

Looking for a good time in central Auckland? Idealog spent a few hours at AUT’s Colab, and came away buzzing.