Blog Posts for collaboration

Improve Your Organization's Effectiveness One Meeting at a Time

by Patty McManus

For better or for worse, meetings reflect an organization’s ability to make decisions, forward initiatives, and foster staff commitment. Today’s accelerated global environment requires people to come together and figure things out…fast.

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Leveraging Diversity: From Awareness to Collaborative Action

by Deborah Rocco

Leveraging Diversity: From Awareness to Collaborative Action

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When Diversity Training Is Not Enough: How to Move from Awareness to Collaborative Action

by Deborah Rocco

Diversity Training Is Not Enough: Moving from Awareness to Collaborative Action

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What Google Learned About Teams (and implications for the rest of us)

by Patty McManus

Google set out to discover how to create the perfect team. What they learned has important implications for leaders aiming to create the right conditions for team effectiveness.

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Download free ebook - Advancing Women Leaders: Steps for Breakthrough Results

by Deborah Rocco

Download "Advancing Women Leaders" and get a powerful three-step plan for beginning to close the gender gap in business. Download our new free ebook today!

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Pixar Magic for the Rest of Us: Making Candor a Way of Life

by Patty McManus

We know from research that the smartest teams maintain a flow of communication that allows every voice to be heard, not just the big shots or the extroverts. At Pixar film company, fostering the atmosphere for everyday candor gets constant attention. Patty McManus shares the results.

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Maybe Collaboration Doesn't Work?

by Beth O'Neill

The idea that "collaboration doesn’t work" surfaces from time to time in and around the business press – including most recently in a piece for Working Knowledge, an online forum for business practices published by the Harvard Business School. Beth O'Neill comments on the study.

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Conscious Collaboration Begins with Every Individual Contributor

by Michael Reidy

Techniques of conscious collaboration may be applied successfully in every aspect of life. In this post, Michael Reidy explores his son’s experience in an orchestra, and examines the parallels to teamwork and strong results.

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Use An Improv Principle For Better Business Outcomes

by Patricia Milton

Business is a lot like improv. For one thing, the script isn’t fixed; in fact, there is no script. Given that scenario, saying “yes, and” keeps you in the flow with others. Here's how to use the cardinal rule of improv.

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Cultivating a Collaborative Culture at Atmos Energy

by Beth O'Neill

Atmos Energy attributes its financial success to its strong culture – success that includes 30 years of consecutive increases in annual cash dividends. In this blog post, Beth O'Neill looks at the results of creating a culture distinguished by an engaged workforce.

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