Whether it be between sectors of your organization or within your team, collaboration is an issue. You can talk about it, emphasize its importance, it is still difficult. The personalities in place are too strong. The gaps between some people or sectors are too big. What to do? The secret lies in the ability to bring together the conditions that will make collaboration emerge. Instead of hoping that the collaboration takes place thanks to the good will of everyone, the collaboration becomes a result.
Before even trying to meet the conditions, the first step is to have good reasons to increase collaboration. Without a real motivation to change, nothing will change. It can be a crisis, a strategic objective, a critical project, an opportunity to be seized, an urgent problem to solve or other.
Once this motivation is recognized, collaboration will become a result when the following four conditions are successfully met:
Our challenge as a leader is to bring these conditions together and support them despite the obstacles. Demanding ? Certainly ! Paid? Absolutely !
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