Following partnerships

 

Following Partnerships

 

 

Following partnerships

Despite best intentions, many parties fail to form productive and mutually beneficial partnerships because there’s very little they’re doing differently from the typical one-way supplier- receiver relationship.

Partnerships are two-way, like your listening needs to be

It’s important to build transparent, long lasting, two-way relationships by following people on both sides of the partnership over time- that’s their people AND your people.

People participate in an attributed (not anonymous) partnership feedback family which asks them to answer just 3 questions say twice a year. In this unique 2-way process these participants are drawn from deep within both sides of the partnership.

The questioning usually relates to the effectiveness of the partnership and elicits both the positives and negatives in their own words, as they see it. This is a listening system that reflects the spirit of partnering.

Improvement comes from within and outside

It’s too easy for a provider to be blamed when a partnership isn’t reaching its potential. The right feedback management program can show that many of the root causes are mutual and sets both sides of a partnership on a pathway to work together more effectively in the pursuit of common goals.