Business Collaboration Standards Issued
On March 27th, 2017 the International Standards Organization (ISO ) announced international standard 44001 which provides common frameworks, standardized terminology, and assessments for business collaboration.
The ISO standard creates a common vocabulary of collaboration, with tools and ways to work together on common goals, while recognizing and respecting the cultural and other authentic differences between people and their organizations.
The ISO adoption marks the first time there has been a global standard for collaboration which can be used as a common architecture/framework across and within organizations. This includes business, government, not-for-profits, universities, health care systems, research collaborations, and entire value chains.
The ISO standard was highly influenced by the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) Best Practices. These practices were first published by Robert Porter Lynch in the early 1990s, then upgraded in 2002 by him under the aegis of ASAP, and subsequently updated again in 2013 as a collaborative initiative with ASAP practitioners from around the world.
The ISO standard follows the 8 Phase framework the Founders have been advocating and practicing for over 20 years. The ISO Standard emphasizes every collaborative engagement must commence with Leadership Excellence.
In anticipation of this evolution, the Institute has a complete range of programs and assessments, which are ready for implementation in organizations who want to attain “World Class” certification.
(see ISO 44001 Collaborative Standards — overview)