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Genuine Team Collaboration Can Be Learned

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 b y CEO's in IBM's Global C-Suite Study as the number one professional skill needed to be successful in a more interconnected environment.


Yet we know that most people don't 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.  Because it's not in our DNA, the idea that people can switch mindsets on demand, like hitting a switch, is not realistic.  This disconnect explains, in-part, why developing teams practice genuine team collaboration in the workplace is challenging and often fails.

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COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE = BUSINESS GROWTH

Team Collaboration

As teams continue to grow, collaboration is seen as the key to success in today's hyper-connected world.  The ability to deal with today's realities demands the application of a collaborative mindset that can harness the power of connections across the team's network to produce win-win outcomes.
 

We've launched The Collaboration Game™ to develop teams who practice genuine team collaboration in the workplace. The program is a one-day, highly experiential business simulation that teaches people how to effectively collaborate on teams.

Because many people don't function with a collaborative mindset, it's important to develop an alternative mindset as a first step.  Collaboration's mindset is made up of a series of operating principles people learn to help team's perform.  Next, people are introduced to a series of competencies for developing collaboration skills.  Combined, they provide a new operating platform to apply for effectively practicing genuine team collaboration in the workplace.



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TEAM DEVELOPMENT Training - the Collaboration Game

The Collaboration Game was co-designed by Winsor Jenkins and Tim Reeves.

Winning Team Collaboration

The Collaboration Game is a one-day, experiential training simulation that teaches people how to effectively collaborate on teams to produce win-win outcomes.


With more and more work being done by teams, collaboration is seen as the key to organization success in today's hyper-connected world.  Why?  It's directly tied to business growth and success!  The ability to deal with the realities presented in today's world demands the application of a collaborative mindset that can harness the power of connections across the team's network to produce win-win outcomes.


Because many people don't function with a collaborative mindset, it's important to develop an alternative mindset as a first step.  Collaboration's mindset is made up of a series of operating principles people learn to help teams perform.  Next, people are introduced to a series of competencies for developing collaboration skills.  Combined with the operating principles , they provide a new operating platform  to apply for producing win-win outcomes.

Board Game Simulation

 The Collaboration Game uses the game of soccer to teach people how to lead with mindset to effectively collaborate.  Why soccer?  Played at its highest level, soccer is a great example of a sport with teams whose success is directly related to their ability to apply a collaborative mindset, recognizing the interdependency between people on the field. 


Using a soccer field as a board game, participants are placed on small teams whose purpose is to function with a mindset that supports the application of collaboration skills.  It's played in two halves like soccer, with debriefs after each half to discuss and solidify the learning.  Teams are challenged to discover solutions to a series of "business" scenarios that examine their mindset (and skill-set) for offering win-win solutions.


Employing a fast-paced, content rich and highly interactive business simulation, the workshop makes a compelling case foR developing teams that practice team collaboration leading to improved team effectiveness and win-win results.


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.  

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discover a new, practical operating platform to help you transition from top-down, chain of command thinking to a mindset that view interdependence as key to winning
  • Learn a new mindset and skill-set for practicing team collaboration in the workplace
  • Promote a common language and approach to team collaboration that permeates organization culture
  • Apply an operating platform to support innovation, change management, and performance initiatives
  • Personalize your development of competencies aligned to collaboration skills

Collaborate to Innovate

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. 

Custom Design Option

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.

Training Program Delivery

Options include:

  • Off-the-Shelf delivered by a trained facilitator
  • Train-the-Trainer

The Collaboration Game

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The Collaboration Game is a one-day, experiential training simulation that teaches people how to effectively collaborate on teams to produce win-win outcomes.

Experiential Training Simulation

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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.

Development Platforms

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This program introduces an Operating Platform to help develop people on teams:  (1) Develop - Collaborative Mindset, (2) Develop - Collaborative Skill-set, and Coaching.

Book: The Collaborator

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The Collaboration Game is based on the award winning  book, The Collaborator.  The book introduces people to  operating principles for developing a collaborative mindset.  

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Winning Team Collaboration

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Pictured above is one of the winning teams from a training workshop holding their "Collaboration Cup" trophies.  YOUR team can be next to win the Collaboration Cup!

Win the "Collaboration Cup"

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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.    

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