Monday, 2 December 2019

Secrets of successful collaboration: 33. encourage and help people to be champions

Encourage and help people to find ways of championing the work of a collaboration.

Representing a collaboration within their own or others' organisations or at an event; making the case for a collaboration's aims and approach; being a real life example of the difference a collaboration can make to people's lives; championing a new idea or approach; championing the cause of a partner, stakeholder or beneficiary: use these and similar opportunities to encourage people to become "the face of the collaboration" (or the face of a specific aspect of the collaboration's activities).     

(Encourage people to be champions so you share the spotlight, improve your credit history of collaboration, reduce the negative effects of status, increase inclusiveness, and acknowledge the value of people and their contributions.)

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