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Leading Across Boundaries: Creating Collaborative Agencies in a Networked World by Russell M. Linden

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Why Co-Locate? And What Are the Critical Success Factors for Co-Locating?

Many leaders and elected officials consider co-location a great way to save money. Having looked at more than a dozen co-located examples, I’m not persuaded by this reasoning. Some co-located efforts save very little money. And agencies can remain co-located and save a few bucks a year, yet realize none of the other important benefits of co-location.
The real promise of co-location has to do with its potential for collaboration, and its impact on your mission—improved customer service, increased tempo of operations, higher quality products. If it helps you improve such outcomes, then co-location can be a powerful strategy to pursue. Exhibit 11.3 lists some critical ...

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