In this context partnership / collaboration is an intervention that evolves on the basis of existing relationships and a shared business need. The assumption is that partnership creates new possibilities and opportunities which wouldn’t otherwise exist.
This framework helps practitioners to navigate their way through the partnership process, paying attention to the nature of the relationships, conversations and activities that need to take place to ensure desired shared outcomes are delivered to the partners concerned and potentially to other stakeholders.
The entry point to this framework for an organisation is likely to be a business idea or problem that it doesn’t feel it can resolve effectively by working alone.
See our video presentation for an overview of the Partnership Cycle.
For more information on tools and approaches to collaboration and partnership see our website.