Personal qualities to develop for working with Māori.
Some of the most important factors that allow collaborative research with iwi and hapū, are that both parties have a common interest, a mutual respect for each other and each others philosophies, and the ability to co-operate and communicate, share workloads, and complete research for the benefit of others. Individuals and organisations wanting to collaborate with iwi should have the following attributes:
Most collaborative projects are driven or championed by key people from both sides, and these people form the essential link that makes for successful collaboration. These 'partner' attributes and characteristics can be used to help selection and alignment of partners.
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