What makes a collaboration effective—and how do we know if ours is? Research demonstrates the following five components must be in place for effective partnership:

  1. Communication
  2. Vision and mission
  3. Resources
  4. Power-sharing
  5. Synergy


In order to assess the collaboration’s strengths and areas for growth, it’s important to incorporate into the work plan regular evaluation of the collaboration’s capacity. Learn about tools and techniques for measuring collaboration effectiveness through self-assessment.

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