Governance

The dangers of the unspoken words

There are two organizations who already have been in many forms of collaborations and partnerships together. The organizations know each other well, and some of the people even have been direct colleagues in the past. They have many close ties...

What to do when your executive sponsor is arrested

The Renault Nissan alliance is a great example of a cross cultural long standing alliance. Created in 1999, the alliance is constructed in a way whereby Renault and Nissan work closely together in design and production of cars. Additionally they...

Why governance is a key success element for alliances

The difference between alliance success and alliance failure has many causes. However, when I drill it down to the most important key alliance success elements, then governance is for me one of the seven elements that often makes the difference....

What is the best moment to design your governance model?

Like alliances and alliance management, the term governance is also a broadly used term that can mean many things to many people. In “Alliance Advantage”* Yves Doz and Gary Hamel coined the definition for alliance governance as: “how an alliance...

Tip 6: Set a cadence of governance

Management of alliances requires a lot of attention and the alliance manager is the conductor who needs to assure that all team members stay in tune and play from the same hymn sheet. Even for an experienced alliance manager, it...

Alliance Governance: (how) does it work in your alliances?

What is alliance governance In “Alliance Advantage” Alliance Governance is by Yves Doz and Gary Hamel described as: “Alliance Governance defines how an alliance is managed, how it is organized and regulated by agreements and processes, and how the partners...

Alliance Governance; Embrace the Diversity

By guest author Ed Rigsbee, CSP I like to call alliance success, “Partnering for Profits.” Unfortunately, a frequent alliance success pitfall is attempting to make your partner in your image—do things the way you do, think the way you think,...