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Don’t go it alone – cooperation & supporting eachother.

So what is the difference between collaboration, curation, and cooperation? – part of the #Powering Productivity series.

Let’s ask an expert, Jesse Lyn Stoner, Founder of Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership!

Collaboration is working together to create something new in support of a shared vision. The key points are that it is not through individual effort, something new is created, and that the glue is the shared vision.

Cooperation is important in networks where individuals exchange relevant information and resources in support of each other’s goals, rather than a shared goal. Something new may be achieved as a result, but it arises from the individual, not from a collective team effort.

Curation ”what does a museum have to do with an office?” I hear you ask!

Put simply, it’s an evolution from what we know as coworking. Curated coworking spaces put like minded people and companies together where they can build a relationship, share office space and, most importantly, have the potential to pass information and expertise to each other and collaborate on projects.

“Yes, but, I’m a professional in a single practice or a micro business owner, how does this work for me?”

Well consider the wisdom shared at BizCampAND 2015, by Ken Sharp, Hospitality consultant and owner of the Salty Dog Hotel, Bar & Bistro Bangor:

“Never underestimate the power of Coopetition!”

The case he made may seem obvious that it works well in the Travel/Tourism/Hospitality sector – where competitors agree to cooperate to promote a region – hence increasing the size of the business pie – which means a greater total value of business for which they’re competing…

But it works in tech too – and you can read more on that here.

And what about professional services?

Well, tell a random Dubliner that your business is based in Newry – and the odds are pretty good that they’ll tell you their dentist is in Newry.

We have less to fear from our competitors – and no matter the size of your business or the industry – #Collaboration, #Curation, #Cooperation and even #Coopetition is worth giving a go!

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Expert in Coworking, FlexSpaces & Remote Working | Help you identify the most productive working environment for you & your team | Propagator of meaningful connections | Podcaster Did you know: 📌40% of people feel the greatest benefit of remote work is the flexible schedule 📌16% of companies exclusively hire remote workers Engaging with small businesses and the faces behind them and making meaningful, human connections brings a big smile to my face as does anything horticulture & heritage! I love to help business owners & individuals grow and succeed in a life that truly reflects the real them and uses their core values and characteristics. Over the last 20 or so years I’ve centred around relationship management within the property and finance sectors in London and more recently my story has brought me into developing a network of coworking and flex spaces in Northern Ireland. For the last 12 years I’ve been self-employed and during this time founded The Hub Newry coworking spaces. As co-founder of a multi award-winning network of flex spaces with global connections and partnerships I help educate & research around the future of work & evolving workplace best practice. In short, I want to put a smile on the face behind your business & help you find your best flexible working environment to be your most productive, resilient & successful self. Who do I work with? ✨Entrepreneurs / Coaches & Professionals 💻SME's 😎Coworking operators

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