Fostering a collaboration culture

One of the most insightful and helpful blogs about organisational change is provided by the Australian consulting firm Anecdote. In a recent post Shawn Callahan highlights the need for a collaboration culture and the role of leaders.

There are a relatively small set of things leaders do that affect culture:

The short-hand for this list is, “How do you get ahead around here?” And if you get ahead by working as a loner, shafting your team mates, taking the recognition when others were clearly a part of the success and having reward mechanisms that reward individual pursuits above all else, then your culture will be the antithesis of what's required for collaboration to flourish. So how do you turn it around?

Earlier Shawn wrote about the role of collaboration co-ordinators

The role of these co-ordinators - or whatever you may choose to call them - is:

As Steve Dale says, It's the people who matter and one of things we should be examining in The Membership Project is the new style and new roles needed in future.
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