At C4Impact we focus on collaborative processes that bring individuals/groups together and importantly keep them together. This includes identifying shared goals, but very importantly also identifying different needs, expectations and sometimes competitive tensions that might be associated with achieving the goal. We acknowledge that there will always be vested interests or else no one would be at the table, and these need to be transparent and navigated in a mutually respectful way to support win-win outcomes.
The roles, responsibilities and the contributions of the various collaborating parties need to be mapped out and agreed. Sometimes new capabilities will need to be developed, and this can also include attention to collaborative and distributed leadership.
Effective collaboration is built around shared commitments to openness and transparency, embracing diversity and inclusion, and is sustained through respectful relationships and trust.
C4Impact works with collaborators to develop, navigate and monitor their collaborative intent. Managing complex projects is one of our core capabilities.