Book News: August 9th, 2004

By A Wilson and K Charlton.The report offers practical advice and examples of how managers in the public, private and voluntary sectors can work together to develop and maintain cross-sectoral partnerships. It draws on in-depth interviews with senior personnel currently involved in cross-sectoral partnerships. The authors present a development model of partnership as a staged process highlighting key lessons observed at each stage of development. Each chapter provides a pragmatic approach to partnership working, identifying the detail of partnership development including: stakeholder mapping; community involvement; strategies for informed decision-making; clear communication and promotion; coordination of management boards and teams; the importance of inter-personal skills and conflict management; the measurement of inputs and outputs; and positive publicity and reflection.

Published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. ISBN 1-899987-39-8. 9.95 pounds.

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