We live in a troubled moment and different from everything that has been lived until now and, in the midst of so many unanswered questions, we realize more and more that we are part of a society and that more than ever we depend on each other to develop an economic and better and better. With that in mind, we replicate below the content of the website of our partner InovaSocial that deals with collaborative economics and how this is gradually changing the way we relate.
It is a text that, in a scenario like the current one, deeply challenges us because it places trust as a fundamental factor in relationships and economic growth and social improvement. Will we continue to have this availability and openness?
In summary, Collaborative Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of physical and intellectual resources. This includes sharing the creation, production, distribution, exchange and consumption of goods and services provided by different people and organizations.
The Collaborative Economy is something relatively new and has been known mainly for the emergence of several services and start-ups that allow different negotiations between individuals. And this is just the beginning.
Some examples of projects that use the Collaborative Economy as a base:
The idea seems simple, but for this system to work, it needs to have something that is essential:
People are the heart of the Collaborative Economy: here, we are talking about active citizens, who participate in their communities and society in general. The members of the Collaborative Economy are individuals, communities, companies, organizations and associations, all inserted in an efficient sharing system, to which everyone contributes and benefits. It is the people who provide the services and goods; they are the creators, collaborators, producers and distributors. In this system, people create, collaborate, produce and consume.
And, because of this main point, the Collaborative Economy has been changing the way human beings relate to each other, returning the proximity that is often absent in this Technological Age and with life in large cities. Instead of staying at a hotel, how about being welcomed at home by a local host? And what do you think about sharing items with your neighborhood? From the cup of sugar to the car, everything is possible when people are included in the Shared Economy cycle and are willing to collaborate and consume.
Text accessed in May / 2020 at: InovaSocial COL3TIVA