As a leader, fostering collaboration may involve you focusing in on these five areas:
Boosting Trust - Collaboration flourishes when trust levels are high. If trust levels are low, it may be important to start in building trust as part of your team development process.
Knowing each other – knowing each others’ strengths and abilities is a foundation of building a high performing team. We know that teams which excel usually are complimentary in nature and are able to leverage their strengths.
Understanding styles - we each have different styles in terms of communication, decision making, navigating conflict. The ability to navigate conflict in a proactive way is important for teams to learn how to work across differences, and leverage the diverse perspectives which may exist for the team.
Relationship Development – Our ability to build relationships across the team and outside of the team is important for teams of all types today. What are the core relationships you want to foster?
Roles – Understanding roles, who is doing what, who is responsible for what, and how the pieces fit together is important for collaboration
What are areas which will support your team in boosting collaboration?
Take a look at past posts I have written about collaboration here.
Potentials Realized | Coaching Team Leaders
Team and Leadership Development | Coaching | Retreats.
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