If you have ever held a leadership role in any capacity, it isn’t news to you that getting a team to work together effectively can be challenging. When teams don’t collaborate effectively, inefficiency soars, productivity suffers and distractions abound.
So how does one create an environment of effective collaboration within your leadership team and the rest of the organization? As a leader, it’s imperative that you establish and communicate a clear vision on how you want your team to collaborate. This means clearly mapping out the objectives, outcomes and expectations for each individual, as well as the collective goals. Having a shared vision is paramount. Encouraging honest feedback, transparency and accountability for all members (including yourself) is also necessary. If your team doesn’t feel comfortable enough to communicate challenges and if there isn’t a system in place to hold all individuals to account, you won’t be able to effectively meet your objectives.
Want more wisdom on creating a thriving collaborative team environment? Read Redbooth CEO Dan Schoenbaum’s article, 5 Ways CEOs Can Empower Teams to Develop Collaborative Workplaces.