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How to Capture Value from Collaboration, Especially If You’re Skeptical About It

How to Capture Value from Collaboration, Especially If You’re Skeptical About It

Ethical, effective LEADers know when collaboration is the right approach, and how to collaborate well. However…

“Teamwork all too often feels inefficient (search and coordination costs eat up time), risky (can I trust others to deliver for my client?), low value (our own area of expertise always seems most critical), and political (a sneaky way of self-promoting to other areas of one’s firm). Lurking behind these reservations may be concerns about losing relevance, becoming one of those “charismatic” leaders so often criticized as “all form, no substance.”

This Harvard Business Review article offers practical advice on what effective collaboration means, when to collaborate, and ways to be effectively lead collaborative efforts.

“Many of today’s most important challenges are so complex and multifaceted that they can only be tackled by teams of experts from disparate domains. To solve them, professionals must be able to harness ideas, people, and resources from across disciplinary and organizational boundaries.”

Ethical, effective LEADers enable others to act.

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