Making Collaboration Work Lessons from Innovation in Natural Resource Managment

ISBN-10: 1559634626
ISBN-13: 9781559634625
Edition: 2000
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Description: The authors explain the need for collaboration in the management of natural resources and cite successful partnerships doing so, including government agencies, community groups, businesses and individuals across the USA.

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 5/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The authors explain the need for collaboration in the management of natural resources and cite successful partnerships doing so, including government agencies, community groups, businesses and individuals across the USA.

Preface
The Promise and Challenge of Collaboration in Resource Management
Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future
Why Is Innovation Occurring?
A New Style of Resource Management
The Uses and Mechanisms of Collaboration
A Guide to Making Collaboration Work
Why Collaboration?
Building Understanding
Making Wise Decisions and Building Support for Them
Getting Work Done
Developing Agencies, Organizations, and Communities
The Challenge of Collaboration
The Basic Dilemma
Institutional and Structural Barriers
Barriers Due to Attitudes and Perceptions
Problems with the Process of Collaboration
Overcoming Barriers
Lessons from a Decade of People Working Together
Building on Common Ground
A Sense of Place or Community
Shared Problems or Fears
Shared Goals or Interests
Compatible Interests
Creating New Opportunities for Interaction
Working at Outreach through Communication
Establishing New Structures
Crafting Meaningful, Effective, and Enduring Processes
A Meaningful and Legitimate Process of Interaction
An Effective Process
An Enduring Process
Focusing on the Problem in New and Different Ways
A Willingness to Try New Approaches
A Holistic Perspective
Problem Focused, Not Bound by Positions or Procedures
Not Bound by Traditional Conceptions of Agency Roles
Learning Together
Bounding the Problem with Credible Information
Fostering a Sense of Responsibility and Commitment
Transforming "Them" to "Us"
Ownership of the Problem and the Process
Commitment
Fairness
Partnerships Are People
Shattering Misperceptions and Fostering Understanding
Building and Sustaining Relationships
Motivating Involvement
Cultural and Community Differences
A Proactive and Entrepreneurial Approach
Dedicated, Energetic Individuals
Proactive, Not Reactive
Taking Advantage of Existing Opportunities
Nothing Succeeds Like Success
Persistence Pays Off
Getting Help, Giving Help
Resource Mobilizing, Not Resource Constrained
Accessing Expertise and Ideas
Building Public and Political Support
Getting Help by Giving Help
Getting Started
A Primer for Agencies
Imagining Collaborative Possibilities
Enabling Employees to Be Effective at Collaboration
Encouraging the Development of Collaborative Relationships
Evaluating the Experience with Collaboration
Committing to the Process and Products of Collaboration
Ensuring Accountability
The Critics' Concerns
The Issue of Accountability
The Traditional Response
The Balance between Control and Flexibility
Promoting Accountable Collaboration
A Message to Individuals
Summary Advice
A Guide to Getting Started
Notes
Index
About the Authors

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