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Collaboration brings people (and organizations) closer together

Establishing collaborative network with ‘AK The Business Consultant’

Collaborations naturally evolve over time. The table below identifies the various stages of business collaboration. It also outlines what information you might share and what activities you might undertake in each, as you build your network.

Collaboration stage What information do you share? What tasks must you carry out?
Agglomeration
  • Members usually work in their own channels with only ad hoc exchanges, therefore nothing of importance is shared
  • Explain your researched potential market opportunities
Networking
  • external information, eg sectoral issues or data
  • analyze capability matrix
  • set up and access online community network
Co-ordinating
  • external information, eg market opportunities
  • internal information, eg company capabilities
  • establish leadership
  • appoint the marketeer role
  • establish full participation
Mobilising
  • cohesive project planning
  • network development processes
  • addressing any resourcing issues
  • set clear milestones and goals
  • establish network processes
  • establish working practices and protocol
  • consider consortium models and the appropriate agreements
  • create a memorandum of understanding and draft agreements
  • carryout marketing and branding
  • identify and work with key stakeholders
Collaborating
  • business development and marketing
  • project management
  • identifying potential shortfalls or other pitfalls and how to overcome
  • establish frameworks and checklists for collaborative projects
Sustaining
  • network management
  • allocation of members benefits
  • network funding
  • establish royalties protocol
  • establish longer-term goals
  • dedicate staffing arrangements
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Networking Experience
Collaboration with others
Co-ordinating experience
Mobilizing experience
Collaboration experience
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