Creating a culture of collaboration

Posted by Janice Scheckter on 11 January 2015 9:45 AM CAT
The hardest challenge for anyone who wants to transform his or her institution in the networked age is to deepen and broaden the culture of collaboration.

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The hardest challenge for anyone who wants to transform his or her institution in the networked age is to deepen and broaden the culture of collaboration. To make this work for you, you have to be genuinely open to new ideas. The first place to start with is your own workplace. Try to come up with incentives rewarding group performance rather than individual performance. By doing so, you set an example through your own behavior in the way you collaborate and share information, and direct the organisation toward a common goal.

To turn your organisation into a collaborative workplace, the organisation’s leaders must recognise that collaboration is essential for reaching their common goal. Therefore you will need to devote many of your resources to attain full collaboration. You must relentlessly communicate the need to make enhanced collaboration a success, sustain the momentum, and then describe the next steps.

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