State of Collaboration report
- 10 July 2018
- Posted by: Helen Nicol
- Category: News
Collaborate CIC’s latest report argues that “…we have some way to go to match the rhetoric with reality when it comes to collaboration, but encouragingly the ambition to work in new ways is evident”.
- Respondents working in public services noted that they want to collaborate, but the current operating environment is inhibiting a collaborative model.
- The findings suggest that one reason for the gap between ambition and practice is that people do not feel supported or incentivised to collaborate by their organisations or leaders, nor equipped with the tools they need to do it well.
- The research shows that meaningful engagement with citizens is a crucial component to collaboration, but unfortunately one which continues to lag behind collaboration between other sectors. This suggests that although there is no shortage of resources and advocates for a more mature relationship with citizens across all sectors, the opportunity remains to be fully realised.
To complement this report, Collaborate hosted a roundtable with senior leaders from local government, health, foundations, the third sector and the private sector to discuss the findings and identify how the report could be used to stimulate change, and to support sectors to consider their own collaboration readiness.
Notes from the roundtable can be found in the annex of the report