Sleeping with the Enemy - Achieving Collaborative Success (3rd Edition)
This book is about collaborative and partnership working good practice. It is the result of 17 years research and describes how to: Achieve the potential of partnerships and collaborations; Engage effectively with hard-to-reach stakeholders; Lead partnerships and collaborations effectively; Work well with competitors; Identify differing organisational cultures and manage the interactions between them; Manage partnership discussions effectively; Encourage partnerships and collaborations to develop and move forward; Deal effectively with the conflicting demands that lie at the heart of collaborative efforts; Evaluate partnership processes and outcomes. If you need to set up, maintain and develop a partnership or any other collaborative effort, this book is an indispensable companion. The 3rd Edition includes a new chapter entitled 'Surviving and Thriving within the Weird Space of Collaborative Working: the Four Principles to Live by'. Many of the book's ideas are explained through the use of practical examples and short case studies. 'Sleeping with the Enemy' is full of tools, techniques and approaches that you can apply to your day-to-day collaborative activities."
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.37mm | 244.94g
- 08 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About MR Charles Morgan Lines
Charles M Lines is an independent management consultant and a past Senior Lecturer at the UK Civil Service College, where he was Course Director of its partnership and collaborative working programmes. Since leaving the Civil Service over a decade ago, Charles has continued to search out and share best practice in collaborative working.