Innovation and collaboration can happen anywhere. For example, it can happen at your local farmstand when the pumpkins come in:
What strikes us here is not the obvious collaboration example that some might take from this clip: happy people working together to get a task done, working effectively, having a better time doing it together than they might have alone.
No, listen carefully and you’ll hear what real collaboration sounds like.
One of the women picks up a dropped pumpkin, says “I killed a mum,” and the fellow at the beginning of the line responds “I killed a mum, too.” In an instant, they’re sharing experience. They’re not just cooperating; they’re supporting one another, working toward a goal while acknowledging their failings, and collaborating. Collaborators screw up sometimes. Why not do it alongside someone else who has screwed up?Back