Collaboration for Impact

Lessons from the Field

by John Butcher, David Gilchrist

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Book Description

Collaboration is often seen as a palliative for the many wicked problems challenging our communities. These problems affect some of the most vulnerable and unempowered people in our community. They also carry significant implications for policy processes, programs of service and, ultimately, the budgets and resourcing of national and sub-national governments.

The road to collaboration is paved with good intentions. But, as John Butcher and David Gilchrist reveal, 'good intentions' are not enough to ensure well-designed, effective and sustainable collaborative action. Contemporary policy-makers and policy practitioners agree that 'wicked' problems in public policy require collaborative approaches, especially when those problems straddle sectoral, institutional, organisational and jurisdictional boundaries.

The authors set out to uncover the core ingredients of good collaboration practice by talking directly to the very people that are engaged in collaborative action. This book applies the insights drawn from conversations with those engaged in collaborations for social purpose - including chief executives, senior managers and frontline workers - to the collaboration challenge. Backed up by an extensive review of the collaboration literature, Butcher and Gilchrist translate their observations into concrete guidance for collaborative practice. The unique value in this book is the authors' combination of scholarly work with practical suggestions for current and prospective collaborators.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). You can download Collaboration for Impact ebook for free in PDF format (8.1 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction
 
Chapter 2
A new business as usual
 
Chapter 3
Designing impactful collaboration
 
Chapter 4
Collaborative intelligence and organisational intelligence
 
Chapter 5
Designing the collaboration and its operational framework
 
Chapter 6
Authorisation, governance and assurance
 
Chapter 7
Leading collaboration
 
Chapter 8
Engagement
 
Chapter 9
Enabling place-based solutions
 
Chapter 10
Earning trust, credibility and legitimacy
 
Chapter 11
Conclusion: Are we collaborating yet?
 

Book Details

Publisher
ANU Press
Published
2020
Pages
250
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781760463960
ISBN10
1760463965
ISBN13 Digital
9781760463977
ISBN10 Digital
1760463973
PDF Size
8.1 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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