I encourage you to take a look at our new GovLab study, “XBC: Creating public value by unleashing the power of cross-boundary collaboration.” I think there are some fairly groundbreaking things in the study including a typology of cross-boundary networks, a little tool for choosing the best type of collaboration network to meet your needs and a set of success factors you can use to measure the impact of the collaboration.
It builds on more than a decade of work we’ve done over the years on Government 2.0 and Governing by Network.
I would be interested in getting your feedback on whether you believe you can use the frameworks in the study to improve your chances of successful collaboration across government and across sectors.
Here is a link to the study. I look forward to hearing from you.
Best, Bill Eggers, Deloitte, www.williameggers.com