What makes a company successful? Their capacity to maximize ROI to is shareholders and investors, the % increase on revenue? I do not think these are the only nor best indicators to define the success of a company.
Both, society and economy are changing at a faster pace than ever. Companies have to adapt to these changes and have to have defined very clear what do they want to achieve to know whether they are successful or not. So the place to start would be to have a clear vision and objective. Dream big, otherwise is not a vision.
However, there are several factors that play a major role to make a company successful, but in a fast pace changing society the biggest might be their ability to solve problems fast. Learn in quick cycles, adapt and pivot if necessary.
In Corkscrew we firmly believe in the need of collaboration between companies. Things change quickly and a company alone won't have the know-how or resources to adapt on its own. It is the time to share, open and collaborate. So the company that manages to do that in a smartly way will grant success in achieving their objectives.
Corkscrew has allowed me to see how working in an open and collaborative manner grants great results and experiences. Like the african proverb says "if you want to go fast, walk alone. If you want to go far, walk together." Alone I can go fast, but not where I want to go. Let alone the fact that the road alone is just boring. You can have fun while working.
This collaborative way of working comes hand in hand with trust. And with trust comes growing your confidence. Working with Corkscrew has challenged me to push myself to my full potential. In my understanding these are basic elements of a great company culture.
Corkscrew is unique in the approach of experiences abroad. We are not a traditional internship provider nor a training provider.
Corkscrew provides a mix of experience (professional and personal) abroad with start up thinking training. Corkscrewers work on real company projects as consultants at the same time that work on developing their own business ideas.
Our programs are located in the most vibrant co-workings spaces in start up references city, which make the experience also unique as allows the participants in the program to working in an thriving environment, surrounded by like-minded creative souls.
These elements make Corkscrew unique and that is why we call our programs experienceships.