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Does the success of partnership working rely on organizational factors as much as the ability of professionals to work together? Essence of Partnership Working: Dominance of Organizational Culture or Professional Ability The essence of partnership working lies simply in the value addition that it creates in the working of the organization both internally as well as externally. Establishment of fruitful and result oriented partnerships involves time and structure that is build on a perpetual basis involving organizational factors along with the individual ability of professionals who intends to work in a cohesive environment (Carnwell & Carson 1998).

Partnership workings are in itself considered to be complicated instrument for achieving resolutions to day to day business problems and complexities. Most of the research done in the past clearly focuses on the fact that organizations can adopt such an approach only by designing a long term, stretchy, and unrefined approach. Partnerships are more inclined towards developing a shared leadership among people who are acknowledged and authorized by the firm and trusted by each other to build on common consensus and work on issues that emerge in the due course of time.

Such partnerships can be strategized and developed only by grounding on the organizational factors that aim to develop a favorable partnership environment (Carnwell & Carson 1998). It becomes the due responsibility of the organization to make the individuals understand the partnership working framework, the culture, ethics, and accost of firm. The organization needs to delegate individual roles and responsibilities so as to avoid future conflicts and contradictions. Organizational factor such as shared organizational goals and aims, certainly leads towards positive outcome and effective coordination.

Culture and values act to be an integral part of a successful partnership making people learn to respect each others perspective (CCFNRC 2008). On the other hand, capability of people helps in enhancement of a culture build by an organization. Individual ability of professionals helps in strengthening up a constructive environment that promotes effective partnership and a constructive working environment. Taking into consideration the above scenario whether organizational factor or individual professional ability is responsible for a successful partnership, the current study aims to determine the dominance of the factor mentioned above along with the factors that serve to be a deterrent or incitement in promoting partnership working.


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