The foundations of effective collaboration are built from a careful mix of three essential ingredients: trust, embracing conflict and providing an environment that encourages employees to collide and share ideas.
This Blue Paper explores the myth that a collaborative workplace is peaceful and harmonious as it recognises that conflict is inevitable when employees are encouraged to think differently; and as such it details practical ways to embrace the challenges that the road to true collaboration may bring.
By discussing how to establish the trust necessary to encourage bold decisions and deliver results far greater than those achieved in non-collaborative situations, the paper compares successful collaboration with a well conducted orchestra. Alone the instruments might sound impressive, but it’s in collaboration that the magic happens.
“With a reference to the Age of Enlightenment and how ideas were developed and exchanged in coffee houses, the Blue Paper suggests how employers can ensure their work spaces incorporate areas where people can come together to share ideas, discuss latest thinking and truly collaborate” says Cheryl Jackson Leafield, Marketing Manager of 4imprint UK and Ireland.
Detailing five strategies to cultivate trust as well as techniques to manage disagreement and conflict, this Blue Paper introduces some interesting and practical ideas for organisations of all sizes to consider on their journey to future growth and innovation.
To read this paper, visit www.4imprint.co.uk/BluePaper/Collaboration
About Blue Papers
Blue Papers are in-depth, ‘how-to’ articles covering a variety of topics to help organisations to succeed. They are available to download free at 4imprint.co.uk/bluepapers
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Source: 4imprint Direct Limited