Shorter-term, informal relationships that exist without little defined mission, structure, or planning effort. Longer term, more formal relationships that rely on under- standing of missions and focus on a specific effort. A well-defined long- term relationship designed to achieve results more likely to be achieved together than alone; involves a jointly developed structure, shared responsibility, and sharing of resources and rewards
Collaboration is a mutually beneficial and well-defined relationship entered into by two or more organizations to achieve results they are more likely to achieve together than alone.
Partners focus on the way in which the current system can be improved by changing individual organization policies and procedures.
The organizations believe they are interdependent. Each organization has a unique role. Commitment to mutual goals: Jointly developed structure Shared responsibility Shared resources and rewards
Stages of Collaboration STAGE 1 Envision What the Collaboration Can Achieve Challenges:Work with an Initiator Invite Participation by Organizations Actively Choose Collaboration Envision the Destination
Stages of Collaboration STAGE 2 Ensure the Collaboration Gets Results Challenges:Organize the Core Collaboration Work Group Focus on Work Settle on Structure and Governance Prepare for Evaluation Resolve Conflict
Stages of Collaboration STAGE 3 Empower the Collaboration to Complete the Work Challenges:Manage the Work Invest in Change Rejuvenate the Effort
Stages of Collaboration STAGE 4 Endow a Broader Community with the Power to Collaborate Challenges:Create Visibility Involve the Community End the Collaboration