Definition

The organizational factor – Collaborative Organizational Culture – involves three elements:

  • Valuing the work of the other sector,
  • Organizational readiness for collaboration,
  • Avoiding turf protection.

The factor – collaborative organizational culture – refers to a culture that is supportive of collaboration by building towards trust, shared meaning, and outcomes of the collaboration.

  1. Valuing the work of the other sector includes not only building trust between primary care and public health, but also an understanding and respect for the different roles and resources of each sector.
  2. Organizational readiness for collaboration is about both sectors having a clear understanding of the desired outcome of the collaboration and working toward common goals.
  3. The third element, avoiding turf protection, refers to implementation of policies and activities that discourage role and resource protection that constrain collaboration.