Stages of Development

Collaborations develop from an enthusiastic initiative towards institutionalized forms of co-operation. Every stage of this development has its own challenges. Some of the partners might have different expectations and positions. Via an automated questionnaire, we ask all the partners at different levels in their organizations to assess the collaboration. We put this in the perspective of the context and the role of the participants. In several workshops, we use the information to facilitate the dialog on the collaboration in order to improve it. Together with the partners, we set priorities for the further development of the network. This can include changing the partners, leadership, contracts and collaborative skills. Our role is to give an independent perspective on the collaboration and not have a specific interest as one of the partners.  

Next Level Action

The result of our support is a new perspective including an action plan. This can mean stopping the initiative, but preferably, we bring the collaboration to the next level. By either changing the ambition/strategy, changing the players in the network or changing the rules. Our instrument can be used at different points in time, so we can also monitor the development of the network in the future.