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Internal Self Assessment
This publication has been specifically created to provide organisations with a self assessment model based on the CRAFT programme and incorporates the structure which forms the foundation of BS 11000. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your own organisations is key to building a strong external partnership.
Strategic Partnering Overview for Directors
This guide provides a foundation for senior executives to evaluate and initiate partnering programmes. Executive sponsorship is a key ingredient to success and the deployment of partnering and alliance approaches can provide alternative business models to support business development.
SME Guide to Partnering
This guide provides smaller organisations with the key issues to evaluate how partnering may enhance their business. Traditionally smaller organisations have not seen partnering as their territory but more and more the creation of competitive edge through strong relationships is seen as the model for the future.
Exploiting Virtual Integration
In the global market place organisations are moving towards integration on a non geographic basis. whilst technology has bridged many of the obstacles it remains the integration of people and cultures that will define success. This overview of raises many issues for multinational organisations as well as those seeking to build network business propositions.
At the heart of every business operation there is a need for effective risk management.In many cases partnering and collaboration can provide mitigation or more proactive approaches. It is also important to recognise that partnering may also introduce some aspects of risk which should not be ignored. this guide provides an overview to help organisations focus risk in their partnering g programmes.
Partnering programmes will likely be established to delivery a specific output but the longer they operate the greater the possibility of them becoming stagnant. Continuous innovation is crucial to ensure that partnering programmes explore additional value generation through collaboration. This guide sets out the CRAFT frame framework to help stimulate new value.
Partnering programmes have to operate within the existing business frameworks and this necessitates development of contracts between organisations. It is important that any contract is developed with a focus on out comes and partnering approaches. This guide provides some helpful direction on key aspect of contract development for success.
Partnering for Sustainability
There can be few in the business world that are not concerned with CSR and related sustainability issues. In many cases the implication of globalisation have increased the risks through greater interdependence. Partnering can offer a way to build more effective relationships and stimulate joint approaches to many of the concerns of sustainability.
Perhaps the most important aspect of establishing an effective collaborative relationship is to ensure that both parties understand both the rules of engagement and disengagement. Fear of what might happen frequently distracts attention from the mainstream activity. this guide helps to identify some of the issues and considerations.
Outsourcing and Partnering
Outsourcing has become a significant element of the business landscape but developing a working relationship and integrating the parties has often been the downfall of many programmes. This guide aims to highlight some of the key issues that should be part of the evaluation, selection and implementation for outsourcing.