Today we need to effectively collaborate more than ever before. As colleague Bruce Griffiths likes to say, "a collaborative mindset is no longer a nice-to-have, it's a need-to-have to make sure you're able to understand and adapt to constant change."
In today's VUCA World (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous), collaboration was rated by CEO's in several IBM Global C-Suite Studies as the number one professional skill needed to be successful in a more interconnected environment.
Yet we know that most of use don't naturally function with a collaborative mindset that supports genuine team collaboration in the workplace. The typical mindset supports what we call group work, described as cooperating and coordinating with others.
Developing a collaborative mind-set (and skill set) can be learned. It starts with training followed by coaching. As you see on these pages, we've developed the resources to help you learn how to become a collaborative leader.
Collaborative Leadership Development Platform
The Collaboration Game is a one-day, experiential training simulation that teaches managers (and people on teams) how to effectively collaborate produce win-win outcomes.
With more and more work being done by teams, collaboration is critical to organization success in today's hyper-connected world. Why? We know that innovation, for example, is a product of collaboration and key to business growth - and it represents one of the last remaining ways to achieve a competitive advantage! The ability to effectively collaborate demands the application of a collaborative mindset that can harness the power of connections across the team's network to produce value adding, win-win outcomes.
Because most of us don't know how to function with a collaborative mindset, it's important to start here as a first step. Collaboration's mindset is made up of a series of operating principles people first learn to help teams perform. Next, a series of competencies focused on collaboration are introduced for developing collaboration's skill-set. Combined with the operating principles , managers now have an operating platform to apply for developing (and coaching) people on teams to produce produce win-win outcomes.
The program uses a board game format to teach people how to lead with mindset to effectively collaborate. Participants are placed on small teams whose purpose is to function with a mindset that supports the application of collaboration skills. Teams are challenged to discover solutions to a series of "business" scenarios that examine their mindset (and skill-set) for offering win-win solutions. Included are large-group debriefs to discuss and solidify learning.
The workshop is fast-paced, content rich and highly interactive. It makes a compelling case for developing teams who need to practice genuine team collaboration in the workplace.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Research shows that innovation is a result of large numbers of connection points in a network, that it doesn't emanate from individual people and it lives in the social network. In other words collaboration is the enabler of innovation. The workshop provides an added opportunity to develop teams for leveraging efforts to innovate in organizations.
The Collaboration Game can be customized to your industry or organization. For example, it has customized to the healthcare industry: The Collaboration Game for Healthcare. To download DATA Sheets - see blow.
The Collaboration Game leveraged Winsor's book, The Collaborator: Discover Soccer as a Metaphor for Global Business Leadership
Tim Reeves applied his expertise and experience in board-game business simulations to create a highly interactive learning platform.
The Collaboration Game is a one-day, experiential training simulation that teaches people how to effectively collaborate on teams to produce win-win outcomes.
Participants are placed on small teams whose purpose is to function with a collaborative mindset that supports the application of collaboration's competencies - or skills.
This program introduces an Operating Platform to help develop people on teams: (1) Develop - Collaborative Mindset, (2) Develop - Collaborative Skill-set, and Coaching.
The Collaboration Game is based on the award winning book, The Collaborator. The book introduces people to a new way to practice team collaboration.
Pictured above is the winning team from Nike holding their "Collaboration Cup" trophies.
In the spirit of having fun in the training program, we offer teams the opportunity to participate in a friendly competition to win the cup, if interested.
Hosted on 1/10/19 by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), this webinar introduces a new operating framework for developing a collaborative mindset and skill-set.
Developing and operating with a collaborative mindset is no longer a "nice-to-have" but now a "need-to-have" in today's VUCA world where the challenges of dealing with complexity and global interdependence requires more effective team collaboration for creating value.
Hosted on 4/4/19 by Turnkey Coaching Solutions, this webinar introduces a Gamification as a training format for developing collaboration skills - managers.
Research provided by the Association for Talent Development shows that only 30% of managers inside organizations polled in their study (ACCEL Report), had the opportunity to develop collaboration skills. This statistic is staggering!
Today, we live in a VUCA world demanding global interdependence where operating with a collaborative mindset is no longer a nice-to-have but a need-to-have in order to function as a leader and succeed.
Participants in this webinar will get introduced to - and play, The Collaboration Game.