Is it possible to deliver effective solutions in the 21st Century without well-managed collaborative action?
Whether you are a business, a public institution, an NGO or a university; to address global challenges or deliver change at the local level, the capacity to collaborate effectively has become one of the critical elements determining failure from success.
While that is not new, our own experience shows that more often than not cooperation schemes fail to deliver, precisely because the necessary elements of a collaborative logic are not put in place.
That is why we decided to create Col-lab: to help our clients integrate the necessary tools, methods and skills to operate effectively in multi-actor complex environments.
Col-lab specializes in the analysis of multi-actor cooperation and the facilitation of processes of change. We believe in the need to improve both the understanding and use of collaborative action. For that, we support value-oriented organisations to integrate a better cooperation logic in their daily practice, whether as part of the internal management process or in the context of their relations with other stakeholders. We see our clients as our most important partners. Through them we learn and improve our knowledge about the challenges of collaborative action. That´s why listening carefully to our clients’ needs and views is a critical step before designing our interventions. We avoid prefabricated solutions. On the contrary, we engage with them in order to find the right solutions that respond to the needs of the organisation and the requirements of each assignment.
Our work encompasses specific projects and/or an organisation as a whole. We do so through the following areas of work: