The Collective Impact Approach

The Collective Impact Approach, while originally targeted within the social sector translates well into business and manufacturing.  Especially if the entity is experiencing challenges with individual productivity and/or peer-to-peer accountability.  This happens everywhere but can at times be more prevalent within a union culture. 

The basic tenets of the Collective Impact Approach (CIA) are as follows: common agenda, shared measurement, mutual reinforcement, continuous communication, support from a central entity governing the process.  These are all easily translated into processes and procedures already existing in the business and manufacturing world.  

CIA is an excellent template once the realization that individual parts can not be ‘fixed’ without addressing the whole.


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