Engage principles of improvisation for productive collaboration.
Presence. Receptivity. Agility. Courage. Connection. These are qualities that make rock-star leaders and truly collaborative teams.
Collaboration is central to the success of many of today’s highest-performing organizations. In technology, medicine, government, communications, finance, and in many other endeavors, diverse teams must come together to solve tomorrow’s challenges or to identify and grow new markets. Teamwork can be habitual, when roles are well established and activities are routine. So how do teams generate new ideas, tackle novel challenges, and develop new approaches? How can teams avoid groupthink or escape the tendency for one or two voices to drown out the valuable ideas of a wider, more varied group? The answer is collaboration.