Working Collaboratively

The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.

- Phil Jackson

Teams are built on the assumption that given the tools and opportunity people will collaborate successfully because we are social beings.

But is it that easy?

When working in teams, some people will often feel they are doing all the work while others are social loafing. Some feel underutilised; others will say that teamwork takes time or they have little to gain from teamwork. Yet all the research tells us that to be fast and innovative, teams (and teamwork) works best — for both the organisation and the individual.

And with technology enabling us to collaborate in different ways, understanding the attributes and behaviours that drive collaboration has never been more critical.

In our experience, collaboration thrives on 2 key attributes – confidence and connectedness. If everyone in your team feels confident about their place and purpose and understands how to connect with others – face-to-face and online – collaboration will be more successful.

How to: Build confidence and connectedness to work more collaboratively​

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Step 1. A free Collaboration Assessment Tool (for individuals)

Discover how you really feel about collaboration by answering simple questions.

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Step 2. Sharing the Secrets of Successful Transformation (white paper)

Learn more about confidence and connectedness as you explore a simple process to build healthy collaboration at work, both face-to-face and online.  

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Step 3. Thriving Teams (workshop)

Today, there’s an increased awareness that nearly everyone is part of one or more teams. Modern teams are different – more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic. Collaboration is essential. 

Explores what healthy collaboration looks like, why it’s essential, and how to achieve it. Participants use powerful tools including our Collaboration Assessment Tool and Deep-Dive Team Collaboration Canvas to identify team priorities, actions and accountability. 

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