A Collaboration Maturity Model
A CMM for collaborative networks
Over the last year months a group of cluster facilitators and network coaches in Northern Ireland, including myself, have been working under the auspices of the Cluster Facilitators Forum, to try and develop a non-proprietary open model to guide how collaboration can develop between businesses through clusters and networks.
Below is a diagram which summarises the current state of the CFF collaborative network maturity model:
Like all models this one needs to be viewed in the light of Einstein's famous quote:
"All models are wrong but some are useful"
The model is intended to help place a network or cluster on the spectrum of collaboration and to assist in identification of priorities and supporting interventions.
Of course it is an over-simplification and should not be taken to imply that real networks develop in such tidy and linear stages!
For further information on the model contact Ian McAuley at the CFF.
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