The following excerpt is a repost of the Unicist Blog.
Alliances define the essential characteristics of Accountable Care Organizations in the US. Alliances have a high level of entropy. That is why it is necessary to be fully aware of this characteristic ACOs have in order to manage them.
Alliance building is the way to strengthen the action of an organization when it is being threatened or needs to gain market.
Alliances are essentially transitory situations that require building a “natural” way to achieve the goal that has been established.
Some concepts of alliances may be useful:
- Alliances are agreements between colleagues, competitors and/or enemies to attack a common adversary.
- Alliances are useful to gain influence in a market but they break after the goal has been achieved.
- They need to be transformed into formal societies to avoid their disappearance after the influence they needed has been achieved.
Alliance building is a proof of maturity and adaptiveness. Building alliances implies leaving aside an existing confrontation to build a pathway towards growth or the defense from an external threat.
The Unicist Standard for Accountable Care Organizations allows building stable alliances based on the use of adaptive object driven technologies to deal with the unique characteristic of the healthcare market.