An alliance is a group of individuals brought together to accomplish a specific goal or purpose which will benefit all members of the group in some way. Focus on how you’ll work together to encourage collaborative behaviour. Consider how collaborative behaviour affects gender equality and vice versa.
Results in more creative solutions
Allows more risk taking
Spreads out the workload
Raises community awareness
Tips for building alliances:
Effective communication forms the foundation for a positive work alliance
Treat your allies as equals
Spend time with your allies
Choose your battles wisely
Keep your promises
Resolve any conflicts or disputes at your earliest opportunity
Be an ally
Finally, never back-stab or blind-side an ally
Reflect back: Have you ever been involved in an alliance? What was your experience?