Considering a worldwide collaboration? Let decision-making needs determine your structure. After that, it’s all about trust.

Global social sector collaborations can be exciting, and even exhilarating. And when they’re effective, they can result in large-sale sustainable change. But the hard truth is that many either fail or prove to be so fiendishly difficult to operate that they might as well not have been started in the first place.

That’s because the challenges of running this kind of collaboration are numerous, complex, and not easily overcome. Just scheduling a meeting between groups in different time zones can be exhausting; sometimes, the…

Jon Huggett

Board chair, global advisor and former Partner at both Bain and Bridgespan. @jonhuggett www.huggett.com

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