Roundtable Review: The Power of Collaboration

‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ 

Collaboration may help us do our best work, and even increase the joy in the work we do, but in the crucible of doing our best work, things can sometimes get heated.

On 2nd May 2024, the first Brick & Wonder Roundtable in London, UK was hosted by our London Community Partner, Jessie Denning from Hayes Davidson at their studio in Paddington.

The Roundtable focused on the power of collaboration in the built environment industry, and attendees shared their experiences of good, bad and challenging collaborations, and the lessons learnt. We discussed what the ingredients are for successful collaborations, and what makes them sometimes go wrong.

We gathered with colleagues from PSLab, DNCO, shedkm and many others.

Key Insights:

“Storytelling is totally collaborative because it’s all about listening. We are translating information into a compelling narrative for the audience.”

“The best thing about collaboration is learning about each other’s worlds – then it doesn’t feel like work.”

“It’s amazing how much you can achieve when you don’t mind who gets the credit.”
Communications Consultant

“Being a leader, you need to bring collaborations together – curating teams and building trust that hopefully lasts for years.”
Brand Designer

“Having the openness to discover something new is really important because it means the collaboration is creating something innovative.”

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