The essentials of collaboration

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Alison Coward from Bracket takes you through the essentials of collaborating with other small creative companies.

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The essentials of collaboration

  1. 1. Creative Collaboration Alison Coward www.bracketprojects.co.uk
  2. 2. Why collaborate?
  3. 3. Opportunities
  4. 4. Opportunities
  5. 5. Opportunities
  6. 6. Opportunities Image: Tamsin Slater on Flickr
  7. 7. Make yourself ‘findable’ Image: wwworks on Flickr
  8. 8. What does your online profile look like?
  9. 9. Who are you associated to? Image: blythe_d on Flickr
  10. 10. Building your collaboration <ul><li>What are your reasons for collaborating? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your strengths and weaknesses? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you bringing to the collaboration? </li></ul><ul><li>Find people with different skills to you </li></ul>
  11. 11. Building your collaboration <ul><li>Values: get agendas out of the way </li></ul><ul><li>Vision: the big idea </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes: what does success look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Team: build the collaboration based on the skills and resources available </li></ul>
  12. 12. Building your collaboration <ul><li>Tasks: what needs to be done and who will do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline: what needs to be done and when? </li></ul><ul><li>Money: budget / potential income </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property: how will it be managed? </li></ul><ul><li>How are you going to collaborate? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Making collaboration work <ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to share </li></ul><ul><li>Good communication </li></ul><ul><li>Openness/ transparency </li></ul><ul><li>No ego </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation of different working styles </li></ul>
  14. 14. Can you replicate this online?
  15. 15. Getting away from e-mail Image: CarbonNYC on Flickr
  16. 16. Online collaboration tools <ul><li>Google: Documents, Calendars, Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: for online meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Dropbox: for sharing files </li></ul><ul><li>ManyMoon: for task management </li></ul><ul><li>Stixy: for moodboards </li></ul>
  17. 17. www.bracketprojects.co.uk [email_address]

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