Collaboration Philosophy

“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”       Charles Darwin


"Phoenix Consulting Group has a deep commitment to and belief in the power of collaboration.  Collaboration is fundamental to human achievements and fundamental to business success. Collaboration is more than an activity; it's an attitude; it's an outlook that sees the possibilities. We strive to incorporate best practices in collaboration in all of our service offerings and in all of our business relationships."  Norma Watenpaugh, PhoenixCG Principal and Founder 

"The relationship matters.  Tell the truth, follow through on your commitments, pay it forward, be easy to do business with, be available to everyone no matter their station.  Evaluate people and partnerships by what they do, not what they say.  Look for the win-win-win. Keep in touch with your friends.  Inspire, invent, create purpose – and innovation and profit will follow in your wake."   Leslie Sutherland, PhoenixCG Marketing Practice Lead


“What good is an 18-month product development cycle when the window of market opportunity is six months?  As the pace of product innovation increases, collaboration moves from context (channels, whole solutions, co-marketing) to the core (product co-development, new business models) – and collaborative capability becomes the new competitive battleground.  Command-and-control management methods give way to presumptive trust and distributed intra- and inter-organizational decision-making – “moving power to the edge”.  Is your organization – culturally, strategically, and operationally – ready to make this leap?  There is no need to ‘wing it’ - some of today’s most successful and forward-looking global organizations are charting the course, and you can learn from their successes and failures.”  Tom Halle, Alliance Executive Advisor



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