Presentation on theme: "1 Collaboration Cooperation Informal and separate Coordination More formal, less separate Collaboration Formal, and joined up Collaboration: What."— Presentation transcript:
1 Collaboration Cooperation Informal and separate Coordination More formal, less separate Collaboration Formal, and joined up Collaboration: What Makes it Work, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (US)
2 Collaboration Collaboration is a mutually beneficial and well-defined relationship entered into by two or more organisations to achieve common goals. The relationship includes a commitment to: mutual relationships and goals; a jointly developed structure and shared responsibility; mutual authority and accountability; and sharing of resources and rewards.
3 Factors Influencing Success Environment History of cooperation or collaboration in the community One partner seen as a community leader in the chosen field Favourable socio-political climate Member Characteristics Mutual respect, understanding and trust Appropriate cross-section Members see collaboration as in their self-interest Ability to compromise
4 Factors Influencing Success Process/Structure Feeling of shared ownership of process and outcome Multiple layers of decision making Flexible and adaptable in the face of change Development of clear roles and policy guidelines Communication Open and frequent Informal and formal links