Exploring Collective Leadership and Co-Production [chapter]

Kristy Docherty
2021 Participation of Young People in Governance Processes in Africa  
This chapter explores coproduction through a collective leadership lens. It draws from the public administration and leadership fields and a 2019 empirical study of public service collaboration in Scotland, UK. It is suggested that tensions generated by working within a new public management model combined with frustrations felt from current collaborative practice have motivated an exploration into alternative conceptions of leadership and different ways of working when collaborating. The
more » ... borating. The findings reveal that collaboration can be strengthened through the application of four key processual and attitudinal modifications. This approach is described as working in an emergent and relational way while applying a systems and inquiry mindset. It is the effect of the sum of these parts that boosts the intensity of collaborative work, offering a number of benefits, including an enriched and dynamic coproduction process embedded within its practice.
doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-4975-9.ch008 fatcat:qr6qftw2jbgljb2jk2isf3e2h4