Lessons Learned

Experience in and knowledge of collaborations and the other sector have a positive impact on a collaboration: Leadership skills in collaboration are important.

Health professionals’ and other individuals’ personal characteristics that support collaboration include:

  • Confidence,
  • Knowing how to reach out,
  • Expertise,
  • Knowledge Sharing,
  • Tenacity,
  • Dependable.

Challenges include people in the collaboration who:

  • Have strong personalities that only see their side of the issue;
  • Maintain ‘silo thinking’.