In the digital age, we operate at the fringe and cross-pollinate different fields, as we learn, solve novel problems and create new possibilities together. This means we need to look at the whole issue, identify people with the right expertise and experience, agree on how to work together and be willing to renegotiate roles and ways of working.
Within this, relationships replace job descriptions, peer accountability replaces performance appraisals and focus on the whole replaces functional focus. The strength of relationships determines how effectively a team goes beyond outdated job descriptions to plug the grey areas in between. Making and honoring promises to peers get the work done. Looking out for the whole, beyond the functional lens, brings expertise together to solve problems.
Collaboration 2.0 workshop goes beyond emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills to help a team focus on the whole, contract with peers, navigate ambiguities and path-find amidst complexity.
The competitive advantage is the glue between the parts.
Participants will learn how to:
- Contract with peers on to get clear on task and build relationships
- Communicate their needs and working style to deepen mutual trust
- Say ‘no’ clearly and negotiate viable alternatives
- Manage opposing interests to find a win-win solutions
- Enlarge their personal vision to connect to the larger whole, beyond their roles and functional lens
- Facilitate meetings that balance task/relationship, divergent/convergent thinking, and reflection/action.
- What is wholeness and barriers to whole thinking
- ABC pathways to wholeness: Anchoring, Balancing, and Clearing
- Anchoring – who are you beyond your functional expertise
- Balancing – embracing opposites in our thinking
- Clearing – letting go of judgment and negative emotions
- Building connection and mutual trust
- Possibility conversation and getting clarity on shared vision
- Making requests, offers, refusals, and counter-offers
- Whole meeting process
Anyone who wants to lead and contribute to high performing teams.
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