What is Partnership?
The term “partnership” is commonly used. In The Change Maker Group’s series of articles looking at some of the implications and practical responses to the substantial political, economic and potentially social change in the UK, I thought I would consider how people and their organisations work together.
It is common for people and organisations to talk about ‘working in partnership’ with one another or with their customers. The partnership tag applies to church groups, schools, or housing associations as much as it does to local government organisations sharing services or companies working together through outsourcing contracts. Some of the major supranational bodies such as the EU, NATO and the United Nations are implicitly partnerships, although with a huge political element.
The common theme though is that the ‘partnership’ relationship implies the cooperation between the parties for mutual benefit, whether individuals or organisations. Read more