CTIT University of Twente

2007-05 There’s a catch / Kink in de keten

May 2007

Toon van Dijk

There’s a catch!

The research program publishes this month the research report about a study about the cooperation of execution organizations. This study concerns the cooperation on the area of information technological integration, service processes, household management and business processes. The researcher Toon van Dijk did desk research and asked involved administrators, program managers and IT personal for their opinion about the present situation.

The study demonstrates that many officials see the future in governmental cooperation. Interesting is the positive role of the new organization by the government GBO. Officials would like it if a neutral institution takes the control, because they wouldn’t like it if one of the other organizations takes over the control. They reports that the GBO would be such a neutral institution.

But there isn’t only good news. The focus of the administrators is the arrangement and maintenance of the primary processes and the financing of these. In addiction the most important thing for the administrators is the own business rather than the cooperation. Sometimes is the picture nit correct. Al organizations play their own game and don’t want to change their standards in order to cooperate with the others, because that’s their job.