Scorecard Summary
How Well Is Your Organization Positioned to
Increase Collaborative Solutions Development Capability (CSDC)?
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The ratings scales below use a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 indicating "less effective, less able, not as well" and so on, and 5 indicating "more effective, more able, better" and so on.

Using this scale, rate your organization on its relative position in the areas below.

You can also use this scorecard to rate your own personal position in these areas.

Introduction
Current interest in collaborative solutions development.
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Core Capability
Recognize that collaborative solutions development can be performed with different levels of effectiveness, with significant differences in the value it produces.
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Recognize that collaborative solutions development capability is a well-defined set of skills and techniques that can be deliberately and systematically strengthened.
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Maintaining Competitiveness
Use collaborative solutions development to increase understanding and communication between business and technology areas.
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Employ collaborative solutions development methods that translate quickly and easily across language and cultures.
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Utilize collaborative solutions development capabilities in human resource development to communicate requirements and abilities, design training, and expand career options.
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Conduct collaborative solutions development with different stakeholder groups to remediate, anticipate and avoid unwanted environmental impacts.
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Strategy
Use collaborative solutions development techniques in strategic planning and major change implementation.
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Scope of Use and Impact
Recognize that problem solving, planning, decision-making and team-building are forms of collaborative solutions development.
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Recognize that the many different techniques used in problem solving, planning, decision-making and team-building can all be organized and assigned a role in the framework of collaborative solutions development.
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Use collaborative solutions development techniques in project meetings.
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Use collaborative solutions development techniques in general business meetings.
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Focus on the core skills of collaborative solutions development in the specific applications, disciplines and organization functions where collaborative solutions development is most used.
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N/A 1 2 3 4 5
Accelerating Competitiveness
Recognize that collaborative solutions development capability is a strategic competitive competency.
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Recognize that superior collaborative solutions development capability can be an advantage in directly competitive activities.
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Sources and Distribution
Leverage the use of CSDC skills that originate in specialized functions more broadly throughout the organization.
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Recognize and reward collaborative solutions development capabilities.
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Provide general training in CSDC for a broad range of organization members.
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Acquire and use methods that simplify and thereby increase the use of CSDC.
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Organization Factors
"More" in terms of being development/ teamwork/network oriented versus operations/command-and-control/silo oriented.
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If you rated your organization more toward operations/command-and-control/silo oriented in the question above, assess your organization in terms of:
Number of recognized requirements for process change that are difficult to address due to the current organizational orientation.
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If you rated your organization more toward development/teamwork/network oriented in the question above, rate your organization in terms of:
Number of areas in which CSDC can be extended to more general business activities and/or less specialized roles.
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Relative number of visible opportunities for successful small-scale process changes that can contribute to overcoming general resistance to change.
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Relative number of organizational initiatives that are high priorities for executive management that might benefit from increased collaborative solutions development.
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