Skillful Collaboration Instructor-Led Course
The old expression “two heads are better than one” is certainly true when collaboration runs smoothly—when everybody gets along, contributes unique perspectives and skills, and works together to resolve problems productively. But what about when people argue, work gets stalled, and contention is prevalent?
Successful collaboration involves far more than just working side-by-side. It’s a process that requires attitudes, skills, and practices that can be learned and strengthened—and mastering them will not only make your job easier, it will help you become more successful professionally. By working well with others to achieve a common goal, you can become a sought-after resource and team member, and maximize your value to your organization.
This instructor-led training event will focus on how to structure and implement an effective collaboration process so that working with others will be a productive and enjoyable experience. This three hour-program offers workplace tips, self-assessment exercises, real-life scenarios, practice activities, and more.
- Why collaboration is often necessary in today’s business climate, and how it can benefit both organizations and individual employees.
- Deciding who to involve in a specific collaboration, as well as how to determine the objective, define roles, and agree on operating norms.
- How to develop a collaborative mindset and demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with observable actions and behaviors.
- How expressing your thoughts carefully and conscientiously can greatly support collaboration and build good relationships.
- How to strengthen your company network, display collaborative leadership, and establish effective communities of practice.
- Dealing with six common behaviors that create obstacles to collaboration
Participants will learn:
- When collaboration is an effective and beneficial approach to a project—and when it isn’t.
- To establish and communicate expectations to group members to ensure a successful collaboration
- Recognize the inward attitudes and outward behaviors necessary to collaborate well
- Implement communication strategies that foster collaboration and avoid those that hinder it
- Build your network to increase your ability to collaborate
- Identify non-collaborative behaviors and implement strategies to cope with them
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