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Going beyond partnership by Martyn Allison

  1. 1. Going Beyond Partnership Martyn Allison Management Improvement Services Ltd Leadership Convention St George’s Park, November 13-14
  2. 2. The Hypothesis….. Partnership working is a tool that is no longer adequate for the challenges we will face in the future. To succeed we must strive to go beyond simple models of partnership to embrace concepts of collaborative leadership. This step change will require significant changes in attitude & behaviour.
  3. 3. Exercise 1 Write down the positive characteristics of partnership working in one or two words. Words write down the negative characteristics of partnership working in one or two words.
  4. 4. Collaborative working…? High Competing Avoiding Low Collaborating Accomodating How far I try to meet other people’s objectives High
  5. 5. Why do we need a different approach…? • Achieving better outcomes does not fit with short term actions it needs long term sustainable behaviour change • Health improvement is a complex issue • We have a rich but complex range of competing providers of sport and physical activity. • We have capacity and capability shortfalls • Personal and group behaviour can undermine partnership • Organisations and people change frequently • Funding is reducing and will remain limited
  6. 6. Who are your strategic partners……….…? Directors of public health Schools Clubs Clinical commissioning Groups Councils NGBs National lottery Councillors CSPs Funding bodies Volunteers Local businesses Social enterprises Media Faith groups Local community
  7. 7. How do you need to engage with them…………. High INTEREST Low INTEREST High POWER Low POWER
  8. 8. Exercise 2 1. Make a list of the key stakeholders involved in the delivery of sport and physical activity in your area 2. As a group allocate them in the four quadrants in terms of their level of interest as well as the power they wield
  9. 9. How well do you understanding them……….. Medium Low Medium High Impact of Change Power and Influence Likely to let it happen Unsure Medium Likely to make it happen Reaction High Low High Low Support for Change
  10. 10. Building a collaborative relationship with them…….. High power – low Interest High power – high Interest KEY PLAYER KEEP SATISFIED low power – low Interest Low power – high Interest MINIMUM EFFORT KEEP INFORMED Low POWER High INTEREST Low INTEREST High POWER
  11. 11. Two meanings of collaboration……… Collaboration – " the action of working with someone to produce something" Collaboration – " traitorous cooperation with the enemy ”
  12. 12. What is collaborative leadership?… The capacity to influence people, by means of personal attributes and/or behaviours, to achieve a common goal.
  13. 13. Collaborative Leadership……… " a collaboration is a purposeful relationship in which all parties strategically choose to cooperate in order to accomplish a shared outcome." You are a collaborative leader once you have accepted responsibility for building - helping to ensure the success of- a heterogeneous team to accomplish a shared purpose" Hank Rubin - President of the institute of collaborative leadership.
  14. 14. Characteristics of collaborative leadership… • A focus on shared vision & outcomes rather than individual goals • A focus on interrelationships & inter-dependencies rather than individual roles & responsibilities • A focus on reducing duplication & overlap and identifying & filling gaps in the system • A focus on joined-up approaches rather than individual strategies & plans • A focus on mutual accountability & sharing responsibility for success & failure • A focus on mutual respect, trust & valuing difference & diversity • A focus on sharing risks & rewards as well as funding • A focus on sharing capacity & capability and improving it • A focus on sharing knowledge, information & learning
  15. 15. The PiiSA framework…. P- Clarity of PURPOSE & roles ii- Influence and be influenced S- Structures and systems that are fit for purpose A- Capacity and resources to take ACTION Taken from Making Partnerships Better. https://www.sportengland.org/media/93472/making-partnerships-work-better.pdf Original text supplied by Greengage consulting.
  16. 16. Martyn Allison: Management Improvement Services Martyn.allisonmis@gmail.com LinkedIn

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