Carolien van Ham was tired of the constant competition in research and joined a department where things are organised differently. Collaboration and team performance, and hiring people with different skills and a collaboration mindset is now what she aims for. At her department at the Radboud University Nijmegen a research prize was awarded to a team instead of individuals. ‘Potentially we could generate way more ideas, and science could go way faster if we would be a little bit less competitive and a little bit more collaborative.’
Carolien van Ham is Professor of Empirical Political Science at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
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