Do you believe that collaboration is the key to organization’s breakthroughs? One of the reasons why employees are hired is to help the organization achieve its goals and be able to deliver the leadership vision of the company.
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As they say, teamwork makes the dream work. Breakthroughs are products of fostered ideas that are being generated through team’s brainstorming. With collaboration, critical minds can assess which among the ideas make sense after all.
Accordingly, there has been solutions in companies that failed because no one questioned nor gave feedback. Ideas are defined not just by reading but by experience, and with that, other people might have similar experience in the past that they can share by peer reviews through a collaborative environment.
Interestingly, collaboration empowers team members. Other people have low self-esteem and not used to be commended by others. Giving them a chance to express their opinions, they could attain a sense of fulfillment.
That’s why other organization conduct pitching or demo event to encourage employees especially those who are not in leadership roles to give proposal on how to improve their operations. This is how collaboration stimulates innovation.
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Traditional companies believes that the best ideas comes in management and leadership. Arguably, yes! But there are solutions developed by practically anyone from the organization. Considering every role has a specific field of specialty, leaders should know how to actively listen with their staff.
In an article by Mary Juetten in Forbes, “Truly working with others means being willing to give and take as necessary for the greater good of the project at hand,”.