Consortia are increasingly popular with social enterprises and very much in line with public policy thinking. They offer many benefits (e.g. improved service quality and value for money) and can provide a positive, future-oriented focus when all else seems to be cuts and retrenchment. For some, particularly smaller organisations, they can make the difference between survival or not.
But consortia are not to be entered into lightly. They take time and money to get right and success is not guaranteed. There will be tensions between consortium members, so a
strong bond of trust is vital. Without trust tensions can be extreme. Yet with trust built on shared values, tensions can be negotiated and turned into a positive, creative advantage.
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