Collaboration

One Day • Instructor-led

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

This proverb demonstrates the advantages of collaboration, which are essential in today’s business world. Collaboration involves people working together to produce a shared goal or result. Working collaboratively ensures greater success, or as the proverb says — going farther.

In order to be successful, organizations must learn what collaboration entails, what a collaborative environment looks like, gain an understanding of the advantages and obstacles, and how to develop strategies to improve a collaborative work environment.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Being Collaborative

  • What is Collaboration?
  • Qualities of a Collaborator

Lesson 2: Elements of Successful Collaboration

  • Elements of Collaboration
  • Five Elements of a Successful Collaboration
  • Collaboration, Teamwork, Cooperation: What is the Difference?
  • How to Make Collaboration Work: 6 Predictable Stages

Lesson 3: Benefits of Collaboration

  • What Are the Advantages of Collaboration
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Corporate Culture of Collaboration
  • Features to Help Create a Collaborative Workspace

Lesson 4: Common Obstacles

  • Five Arguments Against Collaboration
  • Tips to Overcome Collaborative Obstacles
  • Rewarding Team Collaboration

Lesson 5: Technology and Collaboration

  • Implementing Technology to Facilitate Collaboration
  • Wrap-Up