Assessing your collaboration
Big Business
Assessing your collaboration

Assessing your collaboration
A set of criteria to help you assess how your group is working

The big idea

Inter-organisational or collaborative working has become increasingly important and working within such a group can be both rewarding and challenging. Understanding how well the collaboration is working is a key part of ensuring you achieve more collectively than you could have individually.


This tool is designed to support existing and forming collaborations to explore key aspects of a successful collaboration. Identifying the collective’s key strengths and weaknesses can help you decide the best course of action to achieve your goals.

The Tool

The tool consists of ten statements for you to evaluate your joint working project against. It can be done on your own or ideally with the whole group. The exercise should take 30 minutes to complete.