Trust your co-worker

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Collaboration has been a key part of LIFE-SHARE and perhaps the most vital element to the success of this is trust. All partners must be trustworthy to ensure they fulfil their role both during the project and as part of the wider outcomes afterwards. However, much harder than being trustworthy is being willing to trust others. This is especially true as closer collaboration ensues. The risks are higher and thus the need to rely on partners is much greater.

The White Rose Libraries already have a history of working collaboratively and so have an existing relationship of trust. The project has continued to build on this relationship by developing communication methods so that more staff are in regular contact sharing ideas and best practice. As is often the case with relationships, this continued regular contact and working to build stronger ties has helped the partners trust each other more.