Here at Kaleidoscope, we think a lot about trust. And while we don’t sit around campfires carrying out trust falls (not yet, anyway), it does shape how we work both internally and externally and impacts how we foster collaboration.
Over the coming weeks, I’ll be blogging about this somewhat broad and seemingly insurmountable topic, ranging from the definition of trust and the importance of it to how it is built. I'll also be talking about why it isn’t reaching its full potential.
A recent survey by CIPFA draws attention again to the essential capability that sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) need: the ability to collaborate.
Why is this basic capability in such short supply? Because we have invested instead in highly accountable organisations, targeting measurable, manageable transactions. 'World class commissioning' was not collaborative but contractual. Success or failure was cashed out not in health outcomes, but in the financial outturn.