Tell me if this situation is familiar. Over many months or even years, Medium Community Org Inc has built a relationship with the Department for Under-utilized Development Economics (DUDE). Through many phone calls, emails and letters, invitations to the launch of successful projects, community forums and presentations to the relevant officers, Medium Community Org has finally developed a working relationship with DUDE.
The start of the calendar year is a great time to reflect on your partnering projects and initiatives to see what you could do to get better outcomes.
Partnering requires a completely different mind-set - one in which jumping to the conclusion or solution is antithetical. For Partnering to work we need two things, which are often in short supply - time and space.