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Collaboration : What Makes It Work

Collaboration : What Makes It Work - 2nd edition

Collaboration : What Makes It Work - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780940069329

ISBN10: 0940069326

Collaboration : What Makes It Work by Paul Mattessich, Marta Murray-Close and Barbara Monsey - ISBN 9780940069329
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Wilder Foundation
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Collaboration : What Makes It Work by Paul Mattessich, Marta Murray-Close and Barbara Monsey - ISBN 9780940069329

ISBN13: 9780940069329

ISBN10: 0940069326

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 01

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Summary

What makes the difference between your collaboration's failure or success? Collaboration: What Makes It Work, Second Edition answers this question with an up-to-date and in-depth review of collaboration research. Here's what's new in the 2001 edition:

  • An important new success factor (there are twenty in all) related to the collaboration's pace of development and its evolution over time
  • Improved factor descriptions with fresh examples based on experience of organizations throughout the world during the 1990s
  • Research drawn from an additional pool of 281 research studies
  • An expanded bibliography and up-to-date list of collaboration experts

Plus, it offers several tools not included in the first edition:

  • The Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory, a practical tool for assessing how your collaboration is doing on the twenty success factors, along with instructions on interpretation
  • Examples of how organizations have used the inventory and a case study illustrating how one collaboration assessed itself and used the results to take action to improve its success
  • New ideas for using the factors based on examples of how others used the first edition

This is not an academic report, but practical information to help you benefit from the experience of others. Use this research to:

  • Expand your thinking about ways to help your project succeed
  • Gain background information before beginning a collaboration
  • Compare your situation with others
  • Determine if your plans include necessary ingredients
  • Uncover and resolve trouble spots
  • Choose between cooperation, coordination, and collaboration

This helpful resource also gives you:

  • A working definition of collaboration
  • Details of the twenty factors influencing successful collaborations
  • A handy one-page chart comparing the elements of cooperation, coordination, and collaboration
  • Practical suggestions for using this research

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition

Goals of This Book
Methodology

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
Collaboration--An Effective Way to Work
Addressing the Key Questions
A Working Definition
A Theoretical Basis for Collaboration
How to Use This Book
CHAPTER 2 The Twenty Success Factors
Factors Influencing the Success of Collaboration
1. Factors Related to the ENVIRONMENT
2. Factors Related to MEMBERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS
3. Factors Related to PROCESS AND STRUCTURE
4. Factors Related to COMMUNICATION
5. Factors Related to PURPOSE
6. Factors Related to RESOURCES
Chapter 3 Understanding the Factors
1. Factors Related to the ENVIRONMENT
2. Factors Related to MEMBERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS
3. Factors Related to Process and STRUCTURE
4. Factors Related to COMMUNICATION
5. Factors Related to PURPOSE
6. Factors Related to RESOURCES
Chapter 4 Putting the Factors to Work
Collaboration Practice
Collaboration Research

Opportunities for Future Research

An Important Question: When Should Organizations Collaborate?
Chapter 5 Examining Your Own Collaborative Project
The Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory

Instructions
Statements about Your Collaborative Group

Scoring Your Group on the Factors That Influence Collaborative Success

Interpreting Your Scores

Suggested Uses for The Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory

A Case Example: Using The Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory
Interpretation of Results and Follow-up Decisions
Outcomes

Chapter 6 Summary and Conclusions
What We Have Learned
Using the Information
The Importance of the Factors for Your Situation
A Word about the Future
Appendices
Appendix A Definition of Collaboration

Cooperation, Coordination, and Collaboration

Appendix B Methodology

1. Identification and Assessment of Research Studies
2. Systematic Codification of Findings from Each Study
3. Synthesis of Findings from Individual Studies

Appendix C Collaboration Experts Interviewed
Appendix D Author/Factor Matrix
Bibliography

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