The desire for organisations to improve internal collaboration appears to be widespread. Our own investigation (ICW Thought Leadership team) indicates that even some of our long-standing members, with advanced collaborative capability, believe there is still room for improvement in their organisation’s performance! The key question is: where do you start?
To support organisations that have or are implementing Collaborative Business Relationship Management Systems to BS 11000/ISO 44001 or in the process of migrating to the international standard and have a need for external audit support.
The Institute's role is to help organisations, large and small, in both the public and private sectors, to build and develop effective competitive business relationships based upon a collaborative approach. The Institute provides practical guidance based on a wide portfolio of experience utilising knowledge from extensive relationships within the commercial, Government and academic arenas.
The complexity of modern programmes requires a proactive, transparent and efficient use of resources in order to deliver operational benefits from collaborative working alongside meeting the requirements of ISO 44001.
These unique tools have been created to provide an easy to use toolbox to capture the collaborative profile of organisations and highlight the strengths and weaknesses of a relationship. By making the programmes available online they enable users to capture information across a broad user base and instantly convert these perspectives into graphical displays and diagnostic reports.
CRAFT is a unique, strategic approach to partnering and has been developed by ICW as the framework to focus the multiple practical guides, tools and workshop applications created by ICW to support successful relationship building and the application of partnering approaches.
This report details the outcomes from the Understanding The Psychology Of Collaboration: What Makes An Effective Collaborator? research project sponsored by ICW.