This report details the outcomes from the Understanding The Psychology Of Collaboration: What Makes An Effective Collaborator? research project sponsored by ICW.
The recent publication of the international standard ISO 44001 highlights the growing interest in the effective adoption and exploitation of a systemic approach to embedding collaborative working into the operating practices of organisations. Since the introduction of the British Standard BS 11000 in 2010, the institute has had the opportunity to investigate first hand - with a large number of organisations from small companies through to Multinationals and Governments - how collaboration can add benefits but also what were the major constraints. What was clearly evident was that whilst most would see collaborative working as a potential differentiator and value generating approach the adoption of a process based system was less of a challenge than getting the right people and attitudes in pace to ensure its success.