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Think Your Company is SMART? Check Out Your Score on The SMART Partnering Spectrum
Take the 5 minute, 15 question SMART Partnering Assessment today and get a free customized report analyzing your partnering capability…. read more

Publications & Presentations

SMART Partnering: Orchestrating Success in the Era of Connected Ecosystems
Welcome to the era of connected ecosystems. Incumbents struggle to shift their businesses from legacy cash cows to emerging new models. Some will – many will not.…. read more

News & Announcements

SMART Partnering™ Alliance Delivers Transformational Strategic Partnering Solutions from Alliancesphere and The Rhythm of Business
The Rhythm of Business and Alliancesphere, two leading providers of strategic consulting services, education and solutions for partnering and collaboration management, announced the formation of the SMART Partnering™ Alliance…. read more


Capabilities Overview: Drive Your Collaboration’s Success

View our latest capabilities presentation and learn how The Rhythm of Business can help you harness partnering and collaboration to drive business performance. Download (pdf)

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The Collaborative Challenge

Collaboration is a simple concept, but the details of successful execution make for complexity. Both the collaboration itself and the work of the collaboration must be managed, and that’s where The Rhythm of Business comes in.


Alliance & Collaboration Management Consulting

When alliances and collaboration are essential to your strategy, alliance management can’t be seen as an afterthought; it must become part of how work is done across your organization.


Alliance & Collaboration Tools

What gets measured, gets managed. We give you a suite of tools to do the job of alliance management. Our trademark assessments, resources, metrics, and other tools allow you to quantify and evaluate the impact of your alliance management function.


Learning Programs

Many courses and workshops teach alliance basics and “best practices.” The Rhythm of Business learning programs are tailored to the specific, just-in-time needs of your organization, your teams, and you.


Thought & Research

The Rhythm of Business blends theory and practice throughout all of its activities. Our everyday, hands-on practice informs our thinking and writing and provides the substance of our many presentations. Our research, in the same way, influences how we consult, educate, write, and present.


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