The Power of Partnership – Takeaways from the WBS Evaluation

In late 2022, the Warwick Business School (WBS) published a detailed evaluation of the 5-year partnership between the U.K.’s National Health System (NHS) and the U.S.-based Virginia Mason Institute. This document summarizes key themes and findings from the report, as well as provides additional insights from key players at the NHS and the Institute.

Explore takeaways including important lessons on:
• How creating a new management system calls for the whole organization to work together to enhance value
• How leadership must focus on coaching, not control
• How setting targets requires both learning and “unlearning”
• How a Transformation Guiding Board provides a model for collaboration

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