Collaboration at Work

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Problem solving and innovative thinking

Collaboration is how many new ideas, opportunities and solutions are discovered. Exciting possibilities emerge through the mutual sharing of understanding, problems and knowledge, in a small group of open-minded individuals. Collaboration achieves results which wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Suited to hybrid working scenarios, often when contributors belong to different teams and work in other departments and even countries, collaborative working enables fresh ideas to emerge, different perspectives to be understood and better value to be created. In this Sound Advice podcast author, trainer and consultant Doug Miller explains what collaboration really is and gives you practical ideas for trying out this rewarding approach for yourself.

Summary of learning messages

  • The purpose of collaboration is to solve problems and generate new ideas
    Collaboration is distinctly different from co-operation and co-ordination

  • Share ideas, show vulnerability and control your ego
    A desire to share ideas, thinking and understanding lies at the heart of collaboration

  • Network with people in other parts of the organisation
    Break down silos by reaching out to people outside your normal teams and departments.

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