Transformation can be so large and the prize for success so big that it can be hard for anyone to visualise the whole process. Some fear it is happening too fast, others too slow. Some are advocates seeing the opportunity, others resist seeing only the risks.
Elections always lead us to speculate about the future, to see many demons in the darkness, but what should businesses do?
Far from being a productivity panacea, a collaborative culture will drive your top performers away.
Geoffrey James, Inc.com
Collaboration needs leadership, and it’s not just about the environment in which it takes place. Indeed, because people move at different speeds the ablest may feel they are picking up an unfair share of the workload. William Buist discusses Geoffrey James article in Inc.com.
Many of us recognise intellectually that we need others’ knowledge to solve big problems, yet we still lack the motivation to collaborate.
Harvard Business Review
There’s a lot of confusion about collaboration and a sense, for some, that it can be a panacea for all team issues (and many wider ones). Of course, it can feel like hard work, but I think it’s worth persevering, as long as the journey you are on is the right one. This discusses how you determine if that is the case.
Going it alone can’t be the most efficient way to get everything done, and in the long run, it isn’t even the most satisfying. Business collaboration takes time, and effort and energy to make it possible for the essential trust and understanding to develop, but when it’s in place, you do more, in a more aligned way, more sustainably.