Raising the Standard for Collaboration
Harnessing the benefits of BS 11000: Collaborative Business Relationships
David E. Hawkins
ISBN: 978 0 580 78737 9
The aim of the book is to provide an introduction to the concepts and value of collaboration and BS 11000:2010 Collaborative Business Relationships - A framework specification. It focuses on providing a first step to adoption and implementation. The concept of collaboration is investigated from three perspectives:
Why: Looking at the benefits of a collaborative standard, opportunities and risks in the context of collaborative working and how this can support a business development strategy that positions relationships to maximum effect.
How: Exploring the benefits, structure and implementation of BS 11000 to provide a robust framework for collaborative working, ensuring a sustainable business.
Where: To explore the potential applications of the approach in ensuring the creation of business value.
The book features a combination of theory, practical case studies and an outline of building blocks for successful collaboration.
The Importance of relationships ♦ Osmosis or process ♦ Risk and relationships ♦ Culture: consequence or construct ♦ Crafting trust ♦ Collaborative leadership ♦ Introduction to BS 11000 ♦ Awareness ♦ Knowledge ♦ Internal assessment ♦ Partner selection ♦ Working together ♦ Value creation ♦ Staying together ♦ Exit strategy ♦ Implementing collaborative programmes ♦ Supply chain ♦ Outsourcing ♦ Collaborative contracting ♦ Alliance modelling ♦ Mergers and acquisitions ♦ Collaborating for sustainability ♦ Third sector ♦ Collaborative maturity ♦ Future of collaboration
"David Hawkins has not only answered the two most important questions about the critical topic of collaboration: why? and perhaps more elusively, how? He has also advanced the state of partnering by brilliantly blending the art of relationship building with the science of management into a holistic strategy that will produce results".
Mr John Johns, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense