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The Stakeholder Strategy by Ann Svendsen

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6Aligning Corporate Systems and Structures

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Organization(s) must cultivate equity, autonomy and individual opportunity.… The governing structure must not be a chain of command, but rather a framework for dialogue, deliberation and coordination among equals.

—Dee Hock, 1996

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This chapter will focus on the process of aligning internal systems and structures to support collaboration. First it will explain why it is important to align internal systems before reaching outside the organization to build relationships. Then it will describe the systems and structures that are most critical to collaboration—from participative management systems to ...

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