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Episode 28: Partnerships – When Life Happens – Part 2

Welcome back to Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, the podcast where we dive deep into the digital aspects of manufacturing and products. In this episode, we continue the conversation with Jen and Jonathan about partnerships, but this time it is focused on what happens when life happens and they take a turn in an unfavorable direction.

Partnerships in the tech and manufacturing space can sometimes take unexpected turns. Jen, a seasoned expert on partnerships, shares her insights on how to handle these shifts effectively. Whether it’s realigning goals with changing circumstances or managing through disagreements, the discussion provides valuable strategies for maintaining robust professional relationships.

Key Topics Discussed:

Initiating Partnerships: How to start on the right foot by choosing partners who share core values and objectives.

Navigating Challenges: Strategies for maintaining partnerships when complications arise, including regular communication and alignment checks.

Adapting to Changes: The importance of flexibility and proactive management in partnerships, akin to maintaining a healthy long-term personal relationship.

Conflict Resolution: Approaches to managing disagreements, emphasizing the value of transparency, shared goals, and avoiding the blame game.

Endings and Transitions: How to gracefully conclude partnerships that no longer serve mutual interests without damaging future opportunities.

Partnerships, much like personal relationships, require ongoing effort, open communication, and mutual respect to thrive. This episode offers a roadmap for not just surviving but thriving in the dynamic landscape of digital manufacturing partnerships.

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