Collaboration can re-invigorate organizations by fully engaging employees, improving retention, and increasing innovation. It can help employees thrive in an ever-changing, diverse workplace. However, as organizations grow, employees scatter through telework and multiple locations, budgets shrink, and workloads expand, collaboration remains a challenge. Unfortunately, many senior leaders view collaboration as a skill that is best applied on selected projects, rather than as an organization-wide cultural value that should be embedded in the company’s fabric.
This white paper: Redefines collaboration and establishes what a truly collaborative environment is; Lists the benefits of sustained collaboration; Examines why collaboration often fails in organizations; Explores the building blocks required for effective collaboration, and; Provides steps on how to encourage collaboration in the workplace.
[UNC | Kenan – Flagler Business School]