In an evolving multi-stakeholder-ecosystem-economy, many are finding that currently available legal structures (both profit and not-for-profit) are not serving us anymore. How do we innovate new ways to govern and fund our ecosystems?
Developing an ecosystem mindset is not as simple as learning how to trust, we must also overcome the limiting beliefs and behaviours associated with our dominant default mindset to open ourselves up to the full value we can co-create.
We are fighting against our societal conditioning that says in order to succeed we have to follow the rules, exert control over our domains and play within pre-determined boundaries. In fact, everything ingrained in us goes against applying ecosystem mindset.
A highly critical role has emerged that all organisations need to recruit for now. This senior role is responsible for ‘connecting-and-driving-the-ecosystem-dots’.
Organisations that choose to orchestrate ecosystems will reap the benefits of being at the heart of an industry-shifting solution, or of being at the core of a cross-industry customer value chain.
If one party is seen to be controlling too much of the IP rights in collaborative innovation, the other parties will hold back on their levels of contributions.