Collaboration@Work: 1hr

Duration: Although this is pitched as a 1 hour session, to get full involvement and engagement, we recommend providing up to 2 hours for delivery.

Intended for:

These 1 Hour Training Bubbles have been developed for the busy line manager that wants to get a message across, but needs to reduce the impact to working operations.

Developed for use in meetings or as part of stand-alone webinar training session. These short, succinct 1 Hour Training Bubbles enable you to deliver effective training sessions that get the key message across and retain participant involvement.

Why buy this one hour bubble?

Time is valuable, and agile leadership creates an environment for short sharp learning and motivational boosts.

These bubbles can be delivered by Courageous Cultures(CC) as a one off or a package; or can be purchased from CC and delivered by your in house L&D.

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Why is collaborative working important?

Collaboration is a critical component of the effective worker in today’s fast-paced business environment. Employees are expected to be able to adapt to situations where they have to work well with others outside their usual team in order to achieve combined goals. This means communicating effectively, developing trust, building relationships, leading with influence and being able to work fluidly across boundaries.

With the key knowledge and skills related to collaboration; leaders will become an integral part of their organisation. Collaboration skills are not a ‘nice to have’; they are absolutely integral to the success of today’s leaders.

Working together is a key element of business today and more and more people are being asked to collaborate. This isn’t only happening within teams, but also with other departments, outside suppliers, unions and even other organisations.

When carried out effectively, collaboration succeeds in solving problems by focusing on shared values and so means the solutions are longer lasting. Conventional decision-making can bring about change through new rules and policies, but only collaboration can truly shift peoples’ underlying attitudes.

Collaboration allows participants to learn from one another and work toward a deeper understanding of important issues and constraints. Problem-solving power is shared in a collaborative process, and this often translates into a sense of shared responsibility for the issue/s.

This training module could just have easily have been called; working together, working across teams or anything that relates to people having to get together, communicate and achieve goals.

The key components of this session are:

  • Defining Collaboration
  • Options for Involvement
  • Key Characteristics of Collaboration
  • Benefits of Collaboration
  • Why Collaboration Fails
  • How to Make Collaboration Work, including;
    • Start the Process Effectively
    • Get and Keep People Involved
    • Ensure You Have Respectful Dialogue
    • Lead Productive Meetings
  • Addressing Potential Pitfalls
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At this end of this 1 hour, ‘Collaboration at Work’ training session your participants will be able to:

  • Develop a clearly defined definition of what collaboration means
  • Explore the key characteristics of collaboration and what this means in practice
  • Identify the benefits of collaboration for the individual and organisation
  • Look at methods of building an effective collaboration process
  • Address the potential pitfalls to working collaboratively