Creating leadership - The Alliancing Code of Practice for Infrastructure Alliancing

This page explains the 'Creating leadership' cell of the Alliancing Code of Practice grid. This grid helps to understand who needs to do what, at what stage, for a successful infrastructure alliance.

The Create Leadership cell of the Alliancing Code of Practice grid for Infrastructure Alliancing

Creating leadership

Collective leadership is critical during the procurement and transition phase including:

  1. Establishing alliance leadership:
    • Decision making responsibility and levels of delegation have been clearly defined, ensuring clarity on decision making responsibility across client, alliance and individual partners.
    • The authority required for alliance leaders to fulfill their roles has been identified and is reflected in role descriptions
    • The individuals proposed for alliance leadership roles have the authority to make collective alliance decisions on behalf of their partner organisations.
    Collective decisions taken by alliance management groups cannot be referred back to partners’ organisations. Being part of an alliance requires a commitment to collective decision making.
    • The alliance leadership are clearly engaged in the overriding vision and are set to act as advocates throughout the transition phase.
    Behavioural change programmes can only be led by belief-based leadership - a new and developing alliance needs effective belief-based leadership.
    • The client or sponsor team has signed-up to the key targets for the alliance, ensuring key stakeholders have a shared expectation of what success looks like.

Case studies

The following case study provide a detailed look at how organisations have used alliances and the lessons that have been learnt.

What comes next?

The next cell in the Alliancing Code of Practice grid is Creating commercial

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The Alliancing grid

'Creating leadership' grid of alliancing grid
The Create Leadership cell of the Alliancing Code of Practice grid for Infrastructure Alliancing

The next cell in the Alliancing Code of Practice grid is:

Creating commercial

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