How will this tool help?
Whatever your pathway to scale, collaboration with new stakeholders is crucial. This may include implementing, referral, or technical partners. Establishing criteria for prospective partners is crucial, guiding recruitment efforts toward those who align with strategic objectives. This tool will help define partner criteria, instil confidence in collaborations, and start to map out potential partners, offering a systematic approach to building strategic alliances.
Doing this has a number of benefits:
- It can help you to ‘recruit hard and manage easy’ – it is easier to promote quality in your scaling model by ensuring that partners have appropriate skills, qualities, and knowledge at the outset rather than trying to correct mistakes after they arise;
- It can promote reasonable expectations and accountability, as well as allow partners to ‘self-select’ (saving you time and effort in the recruitment process).