Essential components of successful partnerships

From our work with emerging partnerships, we have found that it is not so much the model or structure that emerges, but the process of reaching that model, and some key components that create success.

These essential components take time to develop.

Because of ongoing work pressures, it is easy to skip over getting these right.

Getting these in place at the outset avoids later problems, can save considerable time later and increases impact.

  1. Building relationships
  2. Shared vision and values
  3. Principles for joint working
  4. Investment and resources
  5. Leadership