Since you're after collaboration then get collaborative. Pose your challenge to the others around you in a generic sense with neutral language and ask them how they would solve the problem. What that may do is give them an experience of you respecting their input and that will build trust which is the foundation of collaboration.
Second, allow time. you're a newbie to them so the other animals in the forest need to sniff you out and adjust to your presence. You didn't build your personal friendships overnight, they deepened with time so give the whole thing some time. Remember ever ecosystem has to adapt to a new element in it.
Lastly, be real. be genuine and don't play chameleon simply to get into the crowd. If they see that you are A. integrous, and B. congruent, and C. consistent, then they'll know what they can count on.
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