In collaborative business relationships you make an active choice about partnering with another business or organisation. Quite simply, sometimes you need more or different capability, or it makes sense to share risk, in order to deliver your goals or a specific project. Doing this well involves having strategic clarity for why collaboration is necessary, choosing the right partner(s) and how knowing how you will work together, and measuring performance of both the business results and the relationship. BS11000 is used in some sectors where collaboration benefits from being systematic and accredited. The principles of collaboration, however, can be applied to every organisation.