Collaborate Live with……Chris Forrest

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

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As we continue with our series Collaborate Live! to explore the principles of brilliant collaboration, Bev was joined by Chris Forrest who is a Senior OD Manager with the NHS, and in our experience has a refreshing approach to collaborating with suppliers.


Designed to be short and snappy, Bev and Chris's conversation lasted just under 20 minutes. Why not grab a coffee and settle in to listen to the diverse range of topics covered, including Chris's thoughts on…


  • Bringing competitors into the same room to collaborate
  • How shared values are a bedrock for collaborating well
  • The place that learning has in all good collaborations
  • How parking your ego can improve collaborative results
  • When collaboration in a corporate environment isn't the right thing to do
  • The major benefits that come from assuming that you don't have all the answers and welcoming curiosity into the collaboration
  • Fighting against ‘ having the right answer' mentality


#sixdegreesofseparation: You might even be able to make Chris's collaborative wishes come true and put him in touch with creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson, or Elon Musk, the CEO and CTO of SpaceX and CEO and Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors, two of his dream collaborative partners!


You can watch Chris and Bev's conversation in full here


Don't Miss Out – Tune in for our next in our Live! series with Christine Livingstone on Friday 18th July 2014. Here’s the link to the Google+ Hangout event page 


If you'd like to take part in the Collaborate Live series as an interviewee, or if you have a suggestion about who we should talk to next, we'd love to hear from you.



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