In this week's episode of the Beautiful Business Podcast, host Yiuwin Tsang sits down with Kerry Tottingham, the founder of A Brilliant Thing, a community interest company focused on driving culture change in organisations through coaching, consultancy, strategy, design, and inclusive culture practices. Yiuwin and Kerry discuss the power of collaboration, sharing insights and examples of successful collaborations that have bridged the gap between corporate-driven and not-for-profit-driven cultures.
The conversation covers the challenges of collaboration, especially when bringing together corporate organisations and not-for-profits. They discuss how organisations are realising the benefits of engaging with communities to improve customer engagement, staff commitment, and overall success.
Yiuwin and Kerry discuss the clash of cultures that can arise when collaborating, especially between large corporate entities and smaller community-driven organisations. Kerry emphasises the need for shared priorities and mutual expectations as foundational elements before diving into collaborative projects.
The episode touches upon the impact of company culture and the ripple effect of individual behaviours and actions on shaping the overall culture. The importance of constant learning, embracing new perspectives, and maintaining open lines of communication is highlighted.
In this episode, you will gain a deeper understanding of how collaboration can bridge cultural gaps, inspire positive change, and foster a collaborative culture that thrives on mutual support and shared goals.
About Kerry Tottingham
Kerry Tottingham is the founder and co-director of A Brilliant Thing. She is also a creative facilitator, design thinking and Chartered Management Institute Leadership Coach.
At A Brilliant Thing, Kerry and her team work on promoting collaboration and culture change within organisations. She highlights their passion for connecting people, creating social value, and fostering positive change across sectors.
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