Much is made of the idea of pooling resources to achieve positive outcomes both in and out of work yet realistically, to what extent are we collaborating our way to the top?
As the adage goes: “ A rising tide lifts all boats”. And, in theory, success for one of us should bring benefits to those who contributed to our efforts and success. Rarely are we operating in a bubble of exclusivity.
Yet collaborating our way to the top is not really concerned with winning at this or that. Possibly the common goals of wellbeing for all plus greater opportunities spread across a larger number of folk are the focus of our attention.
In such instances, it is natural to embrace collaboration as a means to the desired ends. However, imposing a strategy on anyone, in this case, would be going against the spirit of the endeavour and cause friction before success had a chance to be manifested.
But once we have tasted the delights of collaborating our way to the top, it is only natural we would wish to carry on with this practice.
Or maybe not. If you’d like to join the conversation here on the issue of collaborating our way to the top, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.
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