I want some help with the given question about benchmarking. I am not too sure how to approach this.

I want some help with the given question about benchmarking. I am not too sure how to approach this.
Question: Benchmarking is the comparison of one’s organization to another to determine variances in operations, quality improvement, and financial measurement. As a manager, how would we obtain such information from a competitor? If we did not have a good relationship with the organization that we are trying to benchmark, how would we obtain such operational measures? Explain your answer.