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Submitted by William on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 23:05.
Hello all, I attended a Cleveland Bridge Builders session today on collaboration.They asked the invited guest what needs to in place to have a successful collaboration. I spoke on two; Honest dialog and Inclusion.
think honest dialog is key. In each collaboration all parties have their personal agendas. Don't be afraid to express the "What is in it for me"
Inclusion is a major problem in this region. I see it too many times, especially with regional collaboration, where certain groups are not invited to the table up front. These groups are usually invited to the table after all the decisions on direction have been made, or some funding issue forces the group to become more inclusive.
What are some of the key elements you think need to be present in a successful collaboration?