Archive for collaboration SmartBlogs
“We expect everyone here to be team players.”
Most of us have had a boss who preached teamwork. Some bosses even like to put up posters with slogans such as, “there is no ‘I’ in team.”
Teamwork is essential to organizational success, but too much teamwork can be deadly.
The secret to effective collaboration is individuality. You want everyone on the team to feel free to contribute ideas to a project as a means of instilling ownership and therefore increase engagement. That does not mean that every idea that anyone says goes, but it does mean people can contribute their brains as well as their brawn.[…] Continue Reading »
In September, a team from a Fortune 500 consumer products company shadowed a guest as he checked into a hotel. The guest — a frequent business traveler whom we’ll call Clay — put his key card into the hotel room door and walked in. Clay knew he was being followed; the products company paid him to participate in a research program.[…] Continue Reading »
SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Jonah Lehrer, author and journalist.
Collaboration is a go-to topic for today’s thinkers and thought leaders, particularly that which brings people together from different fields and backgrounds. But this easy acceptance is not translating to serious support for interdisciplinary collaboration, says Jonah Lehrer, whether in terms of providing funding or accepting that research backs up the method.[…] Continue Reading »