Sometimes, partnerships reach an impasse. The impasse may be due to strained relationships or to obstacles the partnership can’t overcome to accomplish its goals. Partners need to generate answers to some of these questions separately, and others they should discuss together, to diagnose the health of their partnership in difficult times. The diagnosis may result in a decision to alter the arrangement between the two partners (see LearnDBIR Tool, “What Kind of Collaboration Do We Want and Need?”). It may also result in a decision to take a break from the partnership or end it. This tool helps partners make these difficult decisions.
Diagnosing the Health of Your Partnership in Difficult Times