Making Collaboration Work
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Across the United States, diverse groups are turning away from confrontation and toward collaboration in an attempt to tackle some of our nation's most intractable environmental problems. Government agencies, community groups, businesses, and private individuals have begun working together to solve common problems, resolve conflicts, and develop forward-thinking strategies for moving in a more sustainable direction.
Making Collaboration Work examines those promising efforts. With a decade of research behind them, the authors offer an invaluable set of lessons on the role of collaboration in natural resource management and how to make it work. The book:
Making Collaboration Work will be an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for policy makers, managers and staff of government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, and community groups searching for more productive modes of interaction.
PART I. The Promise and Challenge of Collaboration in Resource Management
Chapter 1. Building Bridges, To a Sustainable Future
Chapter 2. Why Collaboration?
Chapter 3. The Challenge of Collaboration
PART II. Lessons from a Decade of People Working Together
Chapter 4. Building on Common Ground
Chapter 5. Creating New Opportunities for Interaction
Chapter 6. Crafting Meaningful, Effective, and Enduring Processes
Chapter 7. Focusing on the Problem in New and Different Ways
Chapter 8. Fostering a Sense of Responsibility and Commitment
Chapter 9. Partnerships Are People
Chapter 10. A Proactive and Entrepreneurial Approach
Chapter 11. Getting Help, Giving Help
PART III. Getting Started
Chapter 12. A Primer for Agencies
Chapter 13. Ensuring Accountability
Chapter 14. A Message to Individuals