Effective collaboration unlocks innovation and helps to foster a happy workforce, but few firms do it well. Here’s what you can learn from those who do.
When people bring complementary skills to the table they achieve more, and do so more efficiently. But heavy-handed approaches to fostering collaboration – like open-plan offices and institutional goal-setting – rarely lead to genuine change.
Writing for Harvard Business Review, Francesca Gino explains how some firms are training staff to work together, describing a six-step strategy that fosters a genuinely collaborative culture.