Effective Collaboration

Everyone agrees that it is important to collaborate in an organisation, within a team, between teams, and between individuals. But rarely, there are good advice on how to do it. This one-day-workshop (face to face or remote) aims at creating great collaborators out of the participants by supplying them with the missing pieces of the collaboration puzzle.

This Workshop

The workshop starts with a simulation, showing several different ways of collaborating, because as with so many other things, collaboration is not something that is just on or off. Some forms feel really efficient, some are actually really efficient and some also give the right outcome. And, not to forget, some forms of collaboration fit some people. Understanding where the participant fits and what their ambitions are sets the base for how the collaboration might be improved. Methods, both on macro- (organisational/process) and micro-level (individual/technique) are explored to find ways of working fitting the participant’s context and predisposition. The participant will leave the workshop with a realistic plan for improving their collaboration as well as a way of thinking that will make them competent in helping others to improve.

Who this workshop is for

This workshop is for everyone who works with other people. The examples are mainly from IT but the methods, principles and models are generic. No prerequisites needed.

Workshop Outcomes

After this workshop…

  • You will be able to improve your collaborative activities and process
  • You will know what collaboration actually is
  • You can separate collaboration from cooperation and other forms of interaction
  • You will know best practices when communicating and collaborating within your team
  • You will know best practices for your teams cooperation with others
  • You will be able to improve your personal collaboration and communication skills
  • You will be able to help others improve, since you can identify levels of collaboration

Workshop Experience

One participant (among many) said that this workshop has given her a language around collaboration that helped her connect to other people on a higher level and together actually build something really valuable.

Uniqueness

By using a model that connects stages of collaboration to stages of human development, it will be easy for the participants to adapt what they learned in this workshop to their different contexts and levels of maturity in the organisation.

Inquiry

Sign up here if you are interested and we will contact you to plan a bespoke workshop or put you on the list for the next public one.

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Martin Christensen