Regional Collaboration: The Fears, Benefits & First Steps

Regional Collaboration: The Fears, Benefits & First Steps

Regional Collaboration: The Fears, Benefits & First Steps by ,

As businesses, non-profits, local governments and educational institutions continue to look for ways to survive, remain relevant or achieve continued growth they are being advised to move away from individualism and move towards regional collaboration.  When talking with regional stakeholders I have found that most think it makes sense to join forces, so why isn’t there more collaboration?  What I have concluded based on our discussions is that there are three main reasons:  1.)  Fear that there will be less control and a dilution of resources; 2.) Benefits are not clearly defined; and 3.) lack of agreement on how it can be done…. Read the full column online here.