Collaborate Better

Need inspiration to help cross siloes and collaborate more effectively? Here are some of our favourite resources to help build strong relationships, tight scopes and clear outcomes from the start…

  • The Collaboration Agreement helps initiate strong business partnerships. It helps minimise the risks of working with new people to an unclear outcome. It also helps to build trusting relationships and to develop and test the proposition itself. More flexible and less restrictive than a final supplier or R&D contract, the Collaboration Agreement is a project-based and time-limited agreement that sets out the rewards and responsibilities and the development milestones for both parties.

https://www.100open.com/toolkit_2/collaboration-agreement/

  • Build transparency guidance directly into your company values and partnership agreements. Here’s a great example from GitLab.
  • A helpful guide from the NCVO for anyone involved in partnership working across different sectors in England. It is especially useful for those implementing their local Compact agreement, but is equally useful for anyone wishing to improve or strengthen cross-sector partnerships.

https://knowhow.ncvo.org.uk/organisation/collaboration/partnershipworkingtoolkit2014.pdf/view

  • Improve how you collaborate with others and work as a team by understanding different thinking preferences - a guide to HBDI from Making Business Matter.