Partnering is now being used more and more as a way of doing business. Whether it be to solve complex issues, make the best use of limited resources, to seek out new innovations or to gain a competitive advantage.
I am one of those people who has had to learn to delegate – it doesn’t come naturally. Whether it be cooking an omelette or preparing a tax return, I must fight a pervasive and persistent inclination that if I want it done right I must do it myself. This is, of course, wrong. I cannot possibly have more skill in preparing my tax return than an accountant who knows the tax system inside out. Of course I could cook a better omelette than the excellent short order cook at the cafe up the road, but I would be depriving myself of valuable newspaper reading time by insisting I do it myself.