Getting Help and Colaboration: OAR

OAR is the sister tool to MAP, developed primarily for communication with internal, rather than external, clients. It embodies a systemic approach to initiating collaboration with colleagues. I might use it, for example, when I need help from my parent organisation in order to meet commitments made to external clients.

In contrast to MAP, OAR focuses on an objective beyond that of solving an immediate problem. It has no “Plan” element, for example, since it is for use in situations where I have no direct control over the resources that I need. OAR reminds me of a mindset and a few points that are key to influencing my managers and peers.