an example of winning hearts as well as minds so teams can be more productive with their hands

This is just a small, ‘turn of the dial’ – asking folks ‘why’ and it works. Do you do something that wins hearts effectively? https://www.linkedin.com/grp/post/4006366-6046283192544018435?trk=groups-post-b-title

Collaboration Admirer or Model?

I believe most folks could check the collaboration ‘admirer‘ box. An admirer is someone who publicly supports collaboration and will even share that it is high on their organization’s list. How is being a collaboration ‘model‘ different? It’s rewarding collaboration and training to collaborate effectively. I read an article on collaboration in organizations recently that […]

Collaboration Curve vs. Learning Curve

Here is an article I posted on the Collaboration Academy Linked-In group page from the Harvard Business Review that makes you think –  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Collaboration-Curve-vs-Learning-Curve-4006366.S.5965161784330444801?trk=groups_most_recent-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4006366 The posts I make on the Linked-In group page are focused on organizational collaboration, while the posts I make on my blog focus on learning to personally collaborate effectively…

Collaboration Doesn’t Happen with a ‘Bang’

Creating new habits takes time, even when you know it is a good idea. A year ago we bought a new Honda minivan and it came with a ‘cool box’ to keep items refrigerated when traveling. A year later, we’ve just noticed that we finally have the hang of intentionally using it during our trip […]

(Grandson of) List of Collaboration Business Applications

Here’s number 3 of 3 lists. Enjoy! Use the strengths-based collaboration tools and language from Gallup, Core Clarity and Cima to activate the ‘crucial conversations’ that need to happen in a functional organization Create team ground rules and rules of engagement  Use collaboration games (talent pictionary, silent squares, etc…) to build trust

(Son of) List of Collaboration Business Applications

Here are collaboration business applications 6-10, 11-17 to come… maximize the value each team member delivers by enabling them to broaden their role horizontally based on talents in addition to the traditional, vertical, job-title promotion route refresh the traditional way new projects are pursued and delivered change the culture from a ‘command and control’ style […]

List of Collaboration Business Applications

Lists seem to be popular, so here it goes: running meetings resume refresh/job description language/hiring process team creation re-position a team member that’s not in the best role performance reviews

What ‘Brain-Interconnectedness’ Has to do with Collaboration

In my research on ‘how to collaborate more’ I’ve spent time thinking about how neuroscience, specifically social neuroscience impacts collaboration. Social neuroscience is the study of what happens in the brain when people interact (connect). What social neuroscience refers to as mirror neurons, spindle cells and oscillators and what they do when people interact (connect) […]

Collaboration Today is Like Going Back to the Future

You’ve probably heard the term ‘master builder’. This role existed until about 100 years ago. The era of the master builder was characterized by integrated construction projects. The quality was great, the cost was low and there were no lawsuits. Today, that era is slowly returning with the help of increasing knowledge of how to […]

Is Success the Same as Satisfaction?

I’m preparing to kick-off collaboration with a project team and one of the first few questions I will ask the team members is – ‘what is success on this project?’ They will say something like -‘finishing as quickly as possible and getting paid.’ The next question is ‘what does satisfaction look like?’ They might say […]