collaboration

It's been a hot topic across all sorts of sectors for a while now, but collaboration is still very poorly understood.  People often feel they should be doing more of it, or doing it better, but don't really know where to start, or are worried about being taken advantage of.

candid has a unique and proven 5-step model for successful collaborations, which applies across all sectors and all types of organisation, and can be used to get a collaboration off to the right start, or to set a struggling collaboration back onto the right track.

why collaborate? the 7 "c"s of collaboration

Done properly, collaboration can deliver some or all of the following benefits:

  • Cost-reduction - through efficiencies and economies of scale

  • Coherence - joining with others to present a more seamless offering

  • Capacity - using efficiencies to free up (and make better use of) your resources

  • Credibility - playing to each other's strengths to gain traction or attract funding

  • Clout - having a more powerful collective voice for lobbying etc

  • Competition - gaining an edge whilst removing a threat

  • Catalyst - getting out of a rut or generating a real step-change

the 5-step model

Our simple and powerful model for successful collaborations can be applied to any collaborative context, at the start of your journey or part-way along.

It offers a clear and realistic structure, maximising your chances of getting the benefits described above, without losing your shirt, your way or your mind in the process.

Collaboration really is our favourite subject, so please do get in touch for a free, no-obligation chat to find out more about successful collaboration the candid way.