Help Your Collaboration Have Less Pain, More Gain Let’s face it, the collaboration process can be a pain in the neck. The Nimble Collaboration: Fine-Tuning Your Collaboration for Lasting Success, shows collaborations how to become leaner, more responsive, more flexible, and ultimately, more productive. In their bestselling book,Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey, Michael Winer and Karen Ray describe how to form a successful collaboration. In The Nimble Collaboration, Ray guides existing partnerships into the next stage: becoming more effective. Part I presents the “”three Rs”” of nimble collaboration: results that are clearly defined, relationships that are deft, and a structure that is resilient. Readers will learn how to determine, describe, and evaluate the specific results everyone wants to achieveand keep them at the heart of each step they take. The book shows readers how to build trust, reinforce roles, and avoid turf issues and hidden agendas. It also provides ten principles of resilience that will make any collaboration more sustainable. Action steps and examples show you how to apply the “”three Rs”” Part II walks through real-life applications in two typical collaborations: service integration collaborations, and complex problem-solving collaborations. Detailed case studies demonstrate nimbleness in action and give collaborations concrete problem-solving ideas. Throughout the book are samples, examples, and how-tos based on the author’s many years of experience consulting with real people in real collaborations across the United States. A special section explains how to write the various documents that bind partners together on paper, including a memo of agreement and a formal governance agreement. Collaborations that involve government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, community-building groups, nonprofits, law enforcement, education, health, housing, arts, social services, business, foundationyou name itwill find hands-on help for making their collaboration satisfying and productive.
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5 Stars Nimble Collaboration is a MUST for experienced partnerships
The Nimble Collaboration is rich in observations about making your partnership, coalition or collaboration more effective and satisfying. While it’s easy to read, it is probably best for those with some experience in collaboration. One of the best guides on this subject I have read- and I have read MANY!