It Takes Two (or Sometimes Three) to Make a Thing Go Right

Six elements for a successful approach to public, private, social sector collaboration
Mar 27, 2017 9:10 AM ET

At PYXERA Global, we have been talking about the importance of partnership A LOT. Like A LOT, A LOT. Like, we know you are sick of hearing us talk about it, A LOT.

We also get asked this question A LOT: “How do you do it? How do you get companies, NGOs, and government agencies to work together?” So, we decided to stop simply talking about the power of partnership – now we are teaching it, too. With experience designing and implementing partnerships in more than 90 countries, working with more than 30 multinational corporations, and over 28,000 local businesses, NGOs, government agencies, and educational institutions, we’ve learned a thing or two about getting very different collaborators to agree on mutually beneficial goals.

Over the past several months, we’ve been working to bring the lessons we’ve collectively learned over the past 25 years to other organizations that are also looking to reach across sectors to advance shared goals. What we have found is that from DC to Rome, New York to New Delhi, leaders from across sectors agree that understanding one another as people is the foundation of working together effectively.

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