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1 The Measuring Success Project January 17, 2014 J.Billman, P.J. Lundgren, S. Brown

2 Purpose of the Project To ‘Practice what we preach’ To address 3 key questions:  Who are we? What do we want to do? IDENTITY  How are we organized? STRUCTURE  What are we actually doing? FUNCTION

3 Phase I: Historical Analysis Part A: Analysis of organization’s archived records Part B: Interviews with founding members

4 Phase II Administration of Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory Interviews with current members/stake- holders to ascertain current perceptions Current Consortium member participation

5 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory Purpose – To ascertain usefulness of the free online tool for Consortium participants – To obtain feedback on perceptions of collaboration among Consortium participants

6 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory The Instrument – Available at Services/Pages/Wilder-Collaboration-Factors- Inventory.aspx – Developed from analysis of empirical collaboration studies – Identifies 20 factors that contribute to collaboration success

7 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory 13 respondents 20 factors, 6 categories Environment Membership characteristics Process and structure Communication Purpose Resources

8 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory Factor Scale – 1.0 to 5.0 As a general rule... Scores of 4.0 to 5.0 - strengths, don't need attention Scores of 3.0 to 3.9 - borderline, deserve discussion Scores of 1.0 to 2.9 - concerns that should be addressed

9 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory ENVIRONMENT FACTORSFACTOR AVERAGE History of collaboration or cooperation in the community 3.2 Collaborative group seen as a legitimate leader in the community 3.3 Favorable political and social climate 3.8

10 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory MEMBERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS FACTORSFACTOR AVERAGE Mutual respect, understanding, and trust 3.8 Appropriate cross section of members 3.5 Members see collaboration as in their self-interest 3.8 Ability to compromise3.3

11 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory PROCESS & STRUCTURE FACTORSFACTOR AVERAGE Members share a stake in both process and outcome 3.6 Multiple layers of decision-making3.2 Flexibility4.0 Development of clear roles and policy guidelines 2.5 Adaptability3.4 Appropriate pace of development3.2

12 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory COMMUNICATION FACTORSFACTOR AVERAGE Open and frequent communication 3.7 Established informal relationships and communications links 3.7

13 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory PURPOSE FACTORSFACTOR AVERAGE Concrete, attainable goals and objectives 2.8 Shared vision3.6 Unique purpose4.2

14 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH FACTORSFACTOR AVERAGE Development of clear roles and policy guidelines 2.5 Concrete, attainable goals and objectives 2.8

15 Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory Open-ended questions: See handout

16 Phase II: Phone Interviews Ongoing Time commitment: 15 minutes Questions formulated to advance understanding of findings from the Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory To date: 3 interviews completed, 2 scheduled

17 To Date…Data Gathered Historical Analysis – Documents – Interviews Wilder Collaboration Inventory Survey Interviews

18 Get Involved! Participate in an interview Assist in data review and analysis

19 Opportunity: The McKinsey OCAT Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool In-depth tool the-ocat/ the-ocat/


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