Download e-book for kindle: Creating Collaborative Advantage by Chris Huxham

By Chris Huxham

ISBN-10: 0803974981

ISBN-13: 9780803974982

Inter-organizational collaboration is turning into more and more major as a method of attaining organizational targets in turbulent environments. but it's not a simple technique to enforce effectively. Drawing at the paintings of authors with a excessive point of proper event, this quantity offers a thought-provoking and available advent to the idea and perform of `creating collaborative advantage'.

The first a part of the e-book develops a framework of key dimensions for realizing collaboration. various views spotlight the range of rationales and contexts concerned, and the diversity of parts which must be thought of and addressed while embarking on collaborative endeavours.

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Specifically, organizational col­ laboration is defined as a 'process in which organizations exchange infor­ mation, alter activities, share resources and enhance each other's capacity for mutual benefit and a common purpose by sharing risks, responsibilities and rewards' (Himmelman, 1 992). In offering this definition of collaboration (or any other) to an international audience, it is important to acknowledge that the word took on a very negative connotation in Europe during the Second World War, implying working with the enemy as a traitor to one's country.

Community-based organizations select representatives who invite, strategically, partners from public, private and non-profit institutions outside the community based on the mission statement created by the community. Negotiations with outside agencies and institutions produce agreements to proceed on a collaborative basis based on the mission established by the community, and within a governance and administrative process in which power is equally shared by the community and outside organizations.

Key principles of the collaborative empowerment model are as follows: • • • • • • • The process is initiated by community-based organizations and is assisted by community organizing; early discussions include dialogues about beliefs, motivations and what people want to accomplish as the basis for a community change vision. Challenges to be addressed by the community are identified by including both data-based trend analysis and narrative examples from community residents. The latter are given equal credibility in consider­ ing options for setting priorities.

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