COLLABORATION IS THE ENEMY OF SCALE
Given that the WSH partners have been collaborating over the past 3 years through various platforms within the NFSSM Alliance, APM 2019 reflected on the barriers and enablers for sustaining collaboration through a lively debate. It questioned the blanket notion that collaboration is the pathway to scale. Through the motion “Collaboration is the enemy of scale”, participants openly explored the benefits and barriers to working collectively as well as mechanisms through which collaboration can be sustained as organizations scale, priorities change and sectors evolve.
Team for the motion
Team against the motion
For the motion
We need to think about the collaboration premium - what is the value addition of collaboration minus the actual cost of collaboration?
Against the motion
Collaboration is not the enemy of scale but the enemy of your comfort zone - Priyanka Dutt, BBC Media Action.