Lesson 1 - Making sense of collaboration and clearing up confusion

Making Sense of Collaboration

 

Making Sense of Collaboration

Watch the video and reflect on collaboration in your context. How does "collaboration" get confused or misunderstood?

Flow chart: When to collaborate and when NOT to collaborate

We shouldn't collaborate on everything. There are other good ways to get things done:

  • Execute

  • Negotiate

  • Sell

  • Co-operate

This downloadable flow chart​ gives you a way to see the most appropriate way to work given your context. Where do you blur these lines?

Reflection: Connecting to your context

Download the reflection tool. Take some time to reflect on this lessons and link the ideas back to your context.

  • How does the concept of "collaboration" get misused or misunderstood in your context?

  • If collaboration is for problems that are important, complex and need alignment - where should you be collaborating? And where should you not be collaborating?

  • Think of the three roles: sponsor, owner and contributor. Where do you play these roles? Where is there confusion?

 
 

Lesson 1 - Making sense of collaboration and clearing up confusion