Domain 4: Partnering and Collaborating Across Boundaries

This skill set is aimed at combining energy behind patient- and citizen-centred health improvement across departments and organisations to transform current practice.

The capacity to see things from an organisation-wide and system-wide context, rather than in a merely operational one, will promote a deeper understanding and connection to strategy and ability to effectively partner with others in different contexts.

Capabilities and Behavioural Descriptors

4.1 Employing a collaborative approach to transforming the organisation
  • 4.1.1 Displays the courage to venture and operate beyond formal positional or disciplinary boundaries
  • 4.1.2 Looks for and acts on opportunities for joint action in working through difficult challenges
  • 4.1.3 Recognises and constructively challenges organisational cultural norms
4.2 Mobilising people to undertake collaborative action for service transformation
  • 4.2.1 Inspires collaborative behaviour in others through own example
  • 4.2.2 Brings people together across system boundaries to shape new service directions and possibilities
  • 4.2.3 Examines and helps overcome impediments to collaborative action
4.3 Creating cross-sectoral collaborations to deliver service agreements
  • 4.3.1 Finds common ground with stakeholders as a basis for creating new value
  • 4.3.2 Responsive to the cultural realities and interests of partner organisations
  • 4.3.3 Leverages different areas of knowledge and expertise to productive effect
4.4 Encouraging fresh insights from diverse sources to foster innovation
  • 4.4.1 Fosters an environment of inquisitiveness, creativity and experimentation
  • 4.4.2 Encourages and supports shared inquiry through exploring meanings and assumptions
  • 4.4.3 Values relationships as a key to initiating, activating, and embedding innovation