Many challenges we face in organisations are complex and multi-faceted, requiring a breadth of stakeholders and perspectives to think differently about the problem but also to implement solutions which are holistic and robust. Collaboration relies on the interplay between healthy, peer relationships, built on trust and understanding, focused on an agreed common purpose. Collaboration is more than discussing and sharing - it is a process. Those seeking to work more collaboratively need to build relationship and process skills and be aware of the balance between both, to make a collaboration work effectively.
What distinguishes us from other species is that we are social beings and have an ability to build social networks. However, we still are not always the best at doing this. We can achieve great things, innovate and improve in leaps and bounds, if we work together better. Collaboration also heightens commitment, energy and engagement. These are more solid foundations for the individual and collective resilience needed to flex to challenges and changes.
This short online session provides an opportunity to reflect on your own approach to leading collaboratively and benchmark how well you are equipped to build positive relationships and manage the process of channeling the outcome of group dialogue to tangible, mutually beneficial results.
Drawing inspiration from practice and research, we will look at the mindset, skillset and toolset for effective collaborators and how to engender this in others.