Today's Flashback Friday blog post unearths two past posts - both from 2014 where I talk about skills needed for collaboration.
Here's what I wrote in 2014 in Teams365 #66 (March 2014):
For several years I've delivered a presentation on Talent Management for Collaboration at a conference entitled Breaking Down Silos here in Toronto. To me, collaboration is a critical skill set in silo-softening.
In Resums' article, Best Practices: How to Make Collaboration Work, he outlines several areas in which skills are important in facilitating collaboration.
As Resmus indicates, employees will need skills in:
As you consider the silos which exist in your organization, how do these skills support the softening of silos?
And from earlier that year in Teams365 #27:
"Some of the skills which underpin successful collaboration, and can be enhanced at the individual and team levels include skill development in the areas of:
- Communication - including listening, verbal and non-verbal communication, asking powerful questions
- Decision making
- Relationship building
- The skill of influence
- Emotional Intelligence - self-management and relationship management
Collaboration requires that we work across differences. Leaders and team members can benefit from exploring their own unique styles, as well as developing a better understanding of their understanding of others, and how they may need to adapt in working more collaboratively. We will be turning our attention to styles in coming days."
Have a great weekend,
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