Teamwork and collaboration can bring mutual benefits – that bears repeating. And as more and more companies have recently demonstrated, establishing sustainable partnerships can do wonders to help raise your profile. But collaborating is no walk in the park, and it’s not just about trying to make yourself look green by association. That is a thing we call green-washing. It can be hard work and disruptive, but even so there are genuine benefits to be had from teaming up with outside experts, or even competitors. We’ve done some pretty successful projects where we have partnered with other specialists to deliver the best possible – sustainable – outcome.
Here’s how us designers can do this.