Collaborate@UWM: Collaboration, Communication, and Conflict

  • Collaborative Norms Assessment (PDF): A self assessment of personal behavior in a specific group; this can be used to get a better sense of how each individual in a group interacts. With this knowledge, group members can better adapt to a range of communication and interactive styles group members may display.
  • How to Write a Collaboration Plan (PDF) outlines a ten-step process for writing a collaboration plan, which can be used to guide the research team activities and management.
  • Prenuptial Agreements for Scientists (PDF) outlines a method for identifying common issues of dispute-such as goals, contributions, authorship, and ownership-which may arise over the course of collaborative work. This method can open communication, either through discussion or written agreement, about expectations for the collaboration and how to deal constructively with conflicts when they arise.
  • Team Scholarship Acceleration Lab: This site offers a guide to overcoming obstacles to effective team scholarship.