Research with us: Collaboration for good
The inclusion of people, ideas, perspectives and cultures to design, develop and lead healthy organisations.
Participatory approaches to organisational change and decision-making which respect the contributions, dignity and worth of all.
Social responsibility and social justice – the benefit and wellbeing of all. Equitable policies, principles and practices in organisations and communities.
We are working with LJMU intern programme to explore the opportunities that may exist in our city for collaborative partnerships between the public private and voluntary sectors for the benefit of the community.
“Hi, my name is Ethan and I am a final year Business Management student at LJMU.
During my time at university, I have visited Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and New York. These experiences have made me more inquisitive as I wondered, ‘Why do countries do things so differently? Is there one best way of doing a certain thing?’. This train of thought will help me with this enquiry as I need to start by questioning how the system currently works and why it is done like that?
Moreover, I have worked in organisations with “red-tape” which from my own experience can harm personal and organisational development. Therefore, I hope that that this piece of research not only enlightens me on what changes can be made, but also the wider Liverpool community.
Over the 8 weeks of the internship, I hope to have investigated what currently happens in terms of relationships and communications between different public sector organisations involved with education, and create story of how this effects the average person, and what opportunities there may be to improve the current system.
I plan on providing regular blog updates on the progress sharing key information at each step of the enquiry.
I look forward to hearing from and working with the wider network.”
In 2015 a film, written by Paul Laverty and directed by Ken Loach was released called, I Daniel Blake.
It tells the story of Daniel Blake who worked as a joiner in Newcastle and now for the fist time has to seek help from the state. He crosses paths with single mother Katie who is battling to keep her two young children fed. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no mans land, striving to pull themselves out of the welfare bureaucracy of modern day Britain.
Recognising that this is a challenging question that has multiple responses, we are seeking to explore what else can be done to make a difference for good in our community.
We are particularly interested in how we can release the potential of public sector collaboration.
We invite you to join the conversation.