What we do

The IPA led the way with the ground-breaking Towards Industrial Partnership project in 1992 and has been at the forefront of thinking since, publishing The Practitioners Guide to Partnership Working and now focussing on developing collaborative working within UK organisations. 

Our research activity underpins the services we provide to organisations developing collaborative working, whether taking the first steps on the journey or seeking to enhance existing ways of working.

Working closely with client organisations, the IPA team can:

  • Help you to develop new ways of working
  • Provide a diagnostic – where are you now?
  • Develop and test a road map for change     
  • Design interventions such as vision workshops and training at all levels of the organisation looking at appropriate skills and behaviours
  • Ensure that organisations are getting the most from their partnership

What they say - Guernsey Post Limited

Guernsey Post asked Nita to help the company extend their approach to partnership working with the CWU.  Based on a series of interviews, Nita presented her findings at a joint workshop where senior union representatives and managers agreed a way forward.

"We really appreciated the way Nita put together the workshop it was  stretching, lively and interesting for all concerned. It helped us to move our partnership approach on another step - a vital factor in meeting the continuing challenges for our people and our business". 

- Steve Rains, HR Director, Guernsey Post Limited