After two years in the public sector, I started my consulting career at PwC in 2010. Throughout my time there I developed a broad set of consulting skills designing and implementing large scale change...
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However, there are many examples where problems down the line can be traced back to poor selection at the start and not getting the relationship set up for success. In addition, the general pace in which organisations need to move, together with changing technologies and agile approaches means you need to strike the right balance between rigour and speed.
And whilst organisations have always collaborated and partnered with others, we’re seeing structural changes in certain sectors such as the introduction of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) in the NHS put additional emphasis on effective working across many organisations.
Some of the key questions we see organisations grappling with are:
When selecting partners, focus on enabling them to bring to life what they will actually do – whether through their people or their products - rather than on them answering lots of questions on paper. Also make sure the relationship is set up well, particularly to enable collaborative working across parties.
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