Increasingly public and private organizations seek partnerships. Yet, almost half (48%) of these alliances is not meeting its expectations. Partnerships fail to take off successfully, cease after a while, or lead to a loss of flexibility, efficiency and grip.
Even though partnerships fail often, they are essential in dealing with the complex issues of today’s world. Performing alliances are able to solve unexpected problems and handle unforeseen events and controversies. It takes effort to keep alliances agile and effective. Everything that gets attention prospers, so does a partnership. Like a good marriage it needs attention, fuel and a regular health check.
We believe it is essential to gain insights in the key elements of successful partnerships. Why is it important to work together? Why do we fail to succeed in partnerships? Why are we dissatisfied when it comes to cooperation?
Together with our network, we build and reshape the AllianceScan.
Talking about alliances is not enough. We give the right example ourselves. We look actively for partners we can work with and learn from. At this moment, we work closely with ConsultingKids and Big Fellows. We work together because we have a shared belief: fresh perspectives are essential for solving issues in today’s complex world.
We work together, because we believe that each of us has its own strength and expertise. We learn and reflect from our own experiences in alliances to help others do the same. And at the same time, we are always looking for new partners who recognize our mission.