Thinking Differently – Creating a Unique PartnershipUnorthodox problems might need unorthodox solutions. If an orthodox solution does not address a problem or community need, maybe an unorthodox one will. Be willing to think creatively to find solutions to issues.
Creating something a bit different or unique when it comes to a partnership can be effective, interesting, challenging and fun.
Think Outside the Square
- Don’t be afraid of letting go of conventional ideas and daydreaming a little.
- A brainstorming session may well be an effective way to do this.
Think of your strengths, unorthodox in particular, and consider using them as part of a partnership.
But don’t be unorthodox just for the sake of it. If a simple solution or partnership model works as well as or better than an unorthodox one, consider that one first.
Remember the basics of a partnership.
However unorthodox or unique your partnership may be, the basics of partnership building and maintenance are still important, including:
- Making sure your partner is happy with a slightly less orthodox partnership.
- Making sure the partnership’s aims remain realistic, and it still addresses the needs of both partners and the community.
- Going through all the stages of setting up the partnership properly.
- Working with a group that you wouldn’t have considered previously – as long as you both determine you are compatible with each other.
- Working on a project or in a field that is outside your usual scope.
- Having an unorthodox partnership model. For example, sharing furniture, creating a software program, allowing an environment group to use your private greenhouse to grow plants, etc.
- Thinking of something completely different!