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Guidance for exploration of common future


Guiding the exploration of a shared future beyond traditional boundaries.


The introduction of market forces, the increasing ageing of the population, the pressure on costs and the need for new forms of housing have prompted a housing corporation with a special care profile and two care organizations to jointly explore the future. In the world of housing, care and welfare, management and organization are still often based on a limited perspective, which has historically developed as such. From a social vision of the future, parties feel the need to explore how the organizations can strengthen each other to achieve the desired social result for customers. They are strengthened in this respect by the coalition agreement, which refers to new combinations that create scope for new concepts in housing and care. The starting point here is a total package of housing, services and care for everyone in society who can use support and thus retain control over their own lives for as long as possible.

Problem statement

Can the organisations together adequately fulfil their social objective?

Our contribution

From the very first moment that managers were toying with the idea of entering into a fundamental collaboration across the traditional boundaries of housing, services and care, we supported the managers and supervisory directors. This involved answering questions such as what do you want to achieve, how could you do that, what is needed to do it, can you do it in a different way, what would that mean for clients, what would that mean for the organisation, in what way would it lead to benefits, etc. In the end, this was reflected in a direction document that was drawn up by 50 employees of the three organizations; the guiding principle was the (national) large-scale development of services in order to be able to offer them on a small scale and regionally.

The result

A supported course document with a vision on combining the knowledge and skills of three organisations.