The idealist in me would like to believe that collaboration within organizations is an absolute must. More the better. Or is it?
Morten Hansen questions the above & shares his perspective on The Right Way to Collaborate in this HBR podcast.
My key takeaways from this piece –
More efforts to improve collaboration is not always better. Do not take up initiatives for the sake of collaboration alone. Instead focus on the business goals expected from collaboration.
The collaboration jig saw has multiple pieces – common organizational goals, type of people, people’s collaboration competencies, reward mechanism & structure. You need to get a certain extent of all of them right to leverage collaboration.
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