Tag: workplace collaboration

How to Avoid a Collaboration Recession!

People in the contemporary workplace (read: high performing, highly motivated, competitive and resilient) expect to be given three things: meaningful work, appropriate reward and ample opportunities to collaborate. That last bit often gets neglected by executive decision makers, who in many instances ascended to those positions via old […]

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Edwin Land, the famous inventor and personal idol of the late Steve Jobs, remarked that ‘politeness is the poison of collaboration’.  That is another way of saying that when people collaborate by ‘going along to get along’ they end up missing the whole point of collaboration.  That’s not […]

Workplace collaboration; getting started

“Start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can.” Arthur Ashe Research suggests that collaboration is good for business on many levels.  Consider these findings by Deloitte: companies that prioritise collaboration are: Five times more likely to experience a considerable increase in employment Twice […]

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Here’s a question I ask myself often; is there any point in a future where nothing will be possible without collaboration? More specifically, I wonder at what point humans will reach the tipping point where value creation will only be possible because of collaboration? Frankly, I know that […]

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There is evidence to suggest that people who collaborate tend to work faster and harder. They achieve more. So, should hiring managers pay more attention to the collaboration capacity and attitudes of new staff? I think yes. In fact, I think there would have to be an exceptional […]

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Collaboration Killers: 5 Personality Types to Keep Off Interagency Teams Sometimes it pays to learn more about an individual’s approach to collaboration as a way to better strategy and execution.  It is also vital to remember that while many may claim to be good at collaborating, in reality […]