Core skills for growth - Collaboration
Everybody talks about collaboration, but few organisations define more specifically what it means for them. It is written on the top of the corporate values list, but sometimes I see little proof of it truly being ingrained in the culture of the organisation.
There are distinctions between cooperation, coordination, interaction, and collaboration. Collaboration entails active participation, open communication, shared decision-making, and a commitment to collective success. Collaboration is a mindset fostered through the organisation’s culture and a skill that can be learned, developed, and improved.
It is debatable if todays’ graduates have developed strong collaboration skills through their formal education. My approach is to not assume they have, but to take ownership of the organisation’s competency strategy and ensure a strong #collaborativeculture, combined with a comprehensive Learning & Development program that incorporates #collaborationskills.