Works cooperatively with others, inside and outside the organization, to accomplish objectives to build and maintain mutually-beneficial partnerships, leverage information, and achieve results.

Key Behaviors
  • Identifies, organizes, facilitates and /or sustains mutually beneficial partnerships and alliances with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Works with others to share information and achieve goals.
  • Works towards goals that benefit the team, which includes contributing ideas and participating in team activities appropriately.
  • Fosters an environment that emphasizes knowledge sharing and group participation.
  • Facilitates agreement by resolving differences of opinions.
  • Resolves conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements positively and constructively.
  • Maintains positive and productive relationships.
  • Serves on committees (e.g., task forces, working groups) to analyze and improve processes and procedures.
  • Identifies when to seek additional outside counsel.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for other NIH staff.
  • Coordinates efforts with applicable stakeholders to ensure awareness, share information, and provide updates until completion.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.

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