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How much more can you achieve by working with others rather than working alone? How should you manage relationships across various physical and cultural divides? This album explores how the formation of a variety of partnerships, spanning public, private and voluntary sectors, has radically regenerated the City of Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, bringing major improvements for the city’s physical and social environments. A second case study features Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), and examines how this large global humanitarian relief organisation harnesses a variety of relationships to help people in extreme emergency situations. This material forms part of The Open University course B822 Creativity, innovation and change.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 40 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 1st December 2009
  • Posted under Money & Business
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Track 1: Working across boundaries

An introduction to this album’s content


© The Open University 2009


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Working across boundaries    An introduction to this album’s content Play now Working across boundaries
2 Regeneration    How partnerships can bring in the essential finance needed for regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent Play now Regeneration
3 Tourism    How the City Council and Royal Doulton worked together to develop visitor services at the pottery. Play now Tourism
4 Neighbourhoods    The way in which partnerships and collaborations can improve the safety of communities Play now Neighbourhoods
5 Infrastructure    Cobridge’s canals are improved as a result of different bodies working together Play now Infrastructure
6 Emergency operations    How Medecins Sans Frontieres deals with the complexities and logistics of working across diverse cultural and geographical boundaries Play now Emergency operations

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