Collaborative Mindset

Post ten in a series about design mindsets.

Design is collaborative! Creation is all about sharing ideas, testing them with users and building teams around them.

How might you partner with other people and organizations to launch win-win collaborations? Whether those come in the form of internships, jobs, programming synergies or just shared brainstorming, collaboration adds texture to our work.

I recently launched the Facilitation Academy, a 2-day boot camp to help others learn how to facilitate. It was intended for Dual School alumni to participate, but as I thought about it, the workshop became more collaborative in nature. It’s now going to be attended by half Dual School students and half college students from UD, Minerva and Yale representing nearly a dozen organizations.

Open-source, collaborative work is the future. How can you welcome others to join your movement and take it to the next level?