This manual provides a framework to strategically think about and practice collaboration with others within and outside various disciplines. Aware of the different approaches in accordance with discipline, gender, and career goals, through case studies from lived experiences, the editors have compiled guidelines on: • How to start, build and maintain collaborative networks with diverse audiences, • The opportunities that exist internally and externally to networks, • How to resolve conflicts, overcome resistance, and build trust and confidence. With a wide scope in both content and reach, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and their supporters alike, particularly those who are looking to engage with various audiences such as individuals, institutions, private companies, and governments.

How can resistance be dealt with?

How can resistance be dealt with?

In this chapter you will consider:

  • The internal and external challenges faced by researchers who want to collaborate and engage
  • Strategies for maintaining feelings of control
  • Strategies for building relationships
  • Ways of convincing PIs and senior colleagues of the importance of collaboration

We hope you do not encounter resistance in your collaborative endeavours and while engaging with others. However, we, the authors, acknowledge that this can occur and believe that it is always useful to be prepared to counter any forms of opposition. This chapter explores some of the internal and external challenges that may be faced by you as collaborating researchers. We will consider strategies for maintaining feelings of control and for building relationships with partners, collaborators, ...

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