True Collaboration Yields Better Results, But Success Is Not Guaranteed
“As any experienced CEO knows,” writes WittKieffer CEO Andrew Chastain, “collaboration for its own sake doesn’t always work. . . . If the group being asked to collaborate is far-flung, cross-functional, multicultural, multigenerational, or just generally unfamiliar with each other, the challenges can increase. There can be such a thing as poor collaboration.”
In this article for Chief Executive Magazine, Chastain looks at the fundamentals of smart collaboration–making sure that every participant gets objectives addressed and that group members have time to get acclimated to each other. Patience can be a virtue in collaboration.