Creating public value by cross-boundary collaboration: XBC
Cross boundary collaboration (XBC) is an approach to create value from networks. It involves collaborating with those outside of one’s organisation. In the public sector this occurs whenever a government agency leverages knowledge, input or experience from outside its borders - typically through the non-government sector.
XBCs have been occurring for decades in the private sector, however as a result of the Web 2.0 technologies, the cost of collaborating has dramatically fallen, supporting the connection of potentially millions of disparate, external users and experts.
XBCs allow networks to connect, innovate and execute, bringing the capability to do more with less; turbo-charge innovation; deliver mission more effectively and tackle wicked problems.