More than a medium, a tool to shape strategy
Certain conditions are essential for two companies in different industries to work together. The first is the creation of value for the end customer. When we talk about ecosystems, we need to pay attention to what is called phagocytosis in biology, a process that sees some microbes eating others. In other words, we have to make sure that we can share the value created. Not to mention, if we destroy value, it can cause conflict.
Another condition: an alignment of visions. You have to be transparent in this area. Being able to recognize that if there is no alignment of the visions of the stakeholders, it may be better not to go ahead.
Equality is also extremely important: both parties must derive equal benefit from the collaboration.
Finally, trust and flexibility: if something doesn't work, you can try again. Don't immediately start pointing the finger of blame, but make sure there is enough oxygen to make mistakes. That's why solid leadership is also important. That does require courage. Because there is a lot at stake, not only for your own organization and investments, but also for the others.