Strategies for Supporting Frontline Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting

 

Strategies for Supporting Frontline Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting

Strategies for Supporting Frontline Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting
Strategies for Supporting Frontline Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting
How can headquarters encourage collaboration on the front line with community-level stakeholders?

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Monday, August 30th, 2010 - 10:37
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Dr. Moseley shows how via a series of case studies examining the experiences of the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service in implementing stewardship contracts.  She found that leaders in these agencies were able to change the behaviors of their hierarchically-driven culture by using four strategies to foster collaboration:  (1) creating time and space for collaboration, (2) changing agency rules to encourage collaboration, (3) providing staff incentives to collaborate, and (4) building the capacity to collaborate in both the agency as well as among stakeholders.