The 9 Step Plan: ‘How to’
Build a Collaborative Workplace.
Thanks for reading! Over the coming days you will recieve our a detailed explanation of our 9 step plan we use when we begin building a collaborative workplace
- Conduct a Health Check.Where are you today on the collaborative front? Where do you want to be? Have a conversation with other people in your organisation to sense-check this. This is the start of your collaborative enquiry. Form a statement about what you want – what does success look like?
- Get started.Work out what it is you want to do, and whether these things are doable and sustainable.
- Make sure everyone understands what it is you want to do and why.
- Identify some actions that will take you closer to the where you want to be.
- What are the constraintsand what are you going to do about them? Start building bridges over these constraints on your way to your desired collaboration. Discuss this with key people who will be affected by this change.
- Act differently tomorrow;ask more questions, engage with people. Work out what turns them on and motivates them. Link what they want in life to what the organisation does.
- Soft front and a hard back.This is a martial arts approach. Communicate and interact with others from a clear view of what you stand for and where you want to go. Do not compromise your views or the strength of your back, but work flexibly at the front. Get those who’ll be affected by a change involved in the decision-making process.
- You might need to make other changes to the organisational system.Your organisation may not allow for a collaborative workplace, either in its structure, strategic intent, processes or how its resources are deployed.
- Celebrate the development of your High Performance Team.
Watch your emails for more detailed explanations for each one of these points over the coming days We look forward to hearing from you about your own collaborative enquiry journey. Remember, every journey starts with that first step. There will be plenty of people who thank you for this step into the known and unknown, including employees, managers, suppliers, customers, the bank and financiers… the list goes on! Good luck, stay in touch and share your journey. You might inspire someone else to take the first step to a happier, healthier workplace as well.