I love building partnerships. But I’m also constantly concerned about the sustainability of partnerships and how to create partnerships to last from the beginning. This has less to do with legalities of a partnership existing and partners meeting certain requirements, and more with long-term shared value in the partnership.
My question of the day is: How do we build sustainable partnerships? What steps do we need to take to ensure that partner visions and expectations align? Of course, partner organization circumstances and priorities inevitability change overtime, but how do you build around and account for those potential changes so that partnerships can continue to exist in the long-term?