“Work seems to work against us when we are not working together.” #bgdtcoaching.
Irrespective of our role, we all have people around us who form part of our support team. Whether formal collaborators or volunteer helpers, at some point during the day it is likely we are working together with these folk.
The benefits for everyone involved in working together could at times be task specific. However, most teams of workers might appreciate the following advantages derived from a collaborative working practice.
A) A sense of belonging to a group. By working together our efforts are part of a larger project, forming a shared objective.
B) The opportunity to bounce ideas, doubts and observations off others who can understand the origins of such things. A common language and mindset make communication effective between people working together.
C) Time spent working together may, under certain circumstances, appear to pass quicker than that experienced whilst working alone.
There are, of course, further considerations linked to the idea of working together. Perhaps a balanced review would include also one or two less positive or even negative points.
In any case, for now many thanks for spending a few moments here today reading this ‘Working together‘ post.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).