How might we think, feel and act so as to produce the most successful – and the most satisfying – collaborations?
One of the most important—and often challenging—aspects of collaboration is the process of interacting with others. When it “works”, it’s great; but many times we find ourselves frustrated by misunderstandings, drama, blame games and meetings that take forever and go nowhere. And as our organizations become more complex, and the need for innovation becomes more pressing, we find we must collaborate with more people across more boundaries than ever before.
The good news is that we can design collaborations that work better, that are more fruitful and more fun. We can employ ways of interacting that reduce conflict and help us, and our organizations, to grow and flourish. And we can use these same methods to enhance our interactions with friends, family and in our communities as well.
In this workshop we’ll explore the dynamics of successful collaboration, and you’ll take away simple tools and techniques that can easily be applied in any setting.
- Relating on purpose: getting on the same page
- Choosing your orientation: from reactive to proactive
- The Empowerment Dynamic: letting go of drama
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Partnerships for powerful thinking (and doing)
- Appreciative interaction: playing with possibility/working with strengths
- Meetings: moving from “oh no” to “oh wow!”
- Integrating diverse ideas, values and interests
- Good bye water cooler
- The brave new world of virtual interaction
Who should attend?
Leaders, managers, change agents, teams and individuals at every level of an organization who want to increase their effectiveness and work better (and more happily) together.