Collaboration: Working Smarter, Not Harder

Tools and social technologies, when rolled out thoughtfully and used correctly, can support organizational collaboration.  We live in an era of hyper connectivity with the opportunity to not only build robust social networks but also to interact across industries, time zones and geographies.  Many of us have grown accustomed to casting a wide net outside our organizations but to strengthen Read More …

Collaboration: The Role of the Leader

When embarking upon an initiative to increase – and reap the benefits of – collaboration, there are several steps for leaders to take as they begin the journey: * Determine why collaboration is desired * Define what collaboration will look like in the organization * Review the current state of the organizational culture to determine readiness * Ensure people are ready, willing Read More …

Collaboration: Why Culture Matters

When embarking upon a journey to increase or enhance collaboration in the workplace it’s necessary to assess the readiness of one’s organization.  This involves exploring what is really going on; what are the true values, beliefs, traditions, norms and behaviors? While there are many areas to explore and understand (if you are in Human Resources you should have a good Read More …

Collaboration: The Why, What and How

When embarking upon an organizational plan to promote a culture of collaboration it’s critical to ask (and answer) three questions: Why do we want collaboration? What will collaboration look like in our organization? How do we ensure our people are ready, willing and able to collaborate? To harness the power of collaboration, and make it more than just a buzzword Read More …

Tips for the First Time Manager

The transition to the role of manager is exciting but also challenging and with new responsibilities and expectations it’s necessary for newly hired or promoted individuals to get off to the right start. A new manager needs to strengthen their personal skills, develop a team focus and build organizational awareness. Check out this guide for some tips on how to ‘navigate Read More …