As you start this year with high expectations from existing or new partnering initiatives it can be challenging knowing where to begin. To give you a head start we have put together some tips for how you can get the most value from your partnering.
Have you ever been frustrated when trying to get a partnering initiative moving only to find that your partners are not able to make decisions or commit to anything. They act as if they are in a ‘straitjacket’ with no room to move on anything. In my experience this is not uncommon and can have major impacts on whether the partnering can actually deliver.
Transformational” change is becoming widely used and promoted as the new buzz phrase. Everywhere we look we see cities and communities wanting to ‘transform’ and have their economies revitalised or organisations trying to solve complex social and environmental issues through transformational change.
A recent strategic planning exercise with the Anangu Pitjantjatjarra Yankunytjatjara (APY) will set a new direction and momentum for this remote Aboriginal organisation. It will also build upon previous work to develop the APY as a strong partner who can work effectively with Federal and State Government, Not for Profits and Philanthropic organisations.
In looking back at the major change processes I have been involved in over the last 20 years one thing stands out as a key success factor – the need for champions who can provide the right style of leadership to advocate, catalyse and support change processes so they achieve real impact.
Today we are seeing a greater blurring of boundaries between the business, government and community sectors. The growth of the digital economy and the disruption taking place in so many industry areas is turning business models upside down, forcing us to recalibrate the traditional roles that sectors, industries and organisations have played in the past.