FUSION is not a one solution fits all concept, nor is it a panacea. It can be applied to any partnering relationship where benefit can be gained by collaborating to deliver an unknown solution. It is particularly powerful where the needs and drivers are regularly changing and a complex solution is sought which involves the co-operation of many different parties. However, it first requires that all participants understand and support the values and behaviours which are required and are prepared for the openness and honesty which this demands. Furthermore, that they can trust and be trusted and finally, that they wish to work in an environment where fair treatment for all is paramount.
If the activity is straightforward and easy to define in advance FUSION may not be necessary. If it is complex but the principles and values are not right for the individuals and organisations proposed, then FUSION should not be adopted - it will not succeed.