Operational challenges are very common across multidisciplinary collaborations. Challenges can arise due to agency protocols that inhibit certain forms of collaboration, while others are about communication or sustainability. Some common barriers to collaboration that seem insurmountable at first can be solvable. Effective collaboration is built over time. Regardless of the specific issue causing trouble, other practitioners have been there before and have overcome these barriers successfully. This section covers the most commonly found challenges, including membership conflict, sustainability, and media relations.
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