Group Decision and Negotiation

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 595–611 | Cite as

A Transferable ThinkLet Based Process Design for Integrity Risk Assessment in Government Organizations

  • Gwendolyn L. Kolfschoten
  • Jur Kosterbok
  • Alain Hoekstra


Integrity of government organizations and institutions is one of the key pillars of successful democracy. In this paper we present an approach to perform an integrity assessment in a group setting. We present a case study in which we trained two groups of practitioners to execute the integrity risk assessment according to the Collaboration Engineering approach to collaboration support. We compared their effort and results with the assessment executed by professional facilitators. For this comparison we collected data mainly from a participant perspective. The preliminary results show that there is no significant difference between the performance of the practitioners and the professional facilitators.


Collaboration engineering Integrity assessment Facilitation  Group support system 



The authors acknowledge ‘het Buitenhuis’ and the Dutch National Integirty Office for sponsoring the research project. The authors thank Gert-Jan de Vreede and Robert O. Briggs for their guidance in this research project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwendolyn L. Kolfschoten
    • 1
  • Jur Kosterbok
    • 2
  • Alain Hoekstra
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Technology Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Het Buitenhuis, Furturecenter of the Dutch GovernmentThe HagueThe Netherlands
  3. 3.National Office for Promoting Ethics and Integrity in the Public SectorCAOPThe HagueThe Netherlands

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