We might be tempted to think that our time at work would go much better if only there weren’t so many other people getting in the way. But the truth is that while solitude and introspection are critical for us to develop creative new ideas, if all work was done alone, we wouldn’t have progressed much beyond the Palaeolithic age.
Good collaboration is not of course just the responsibility of individuals. Organisations must also contribute to the collaborative success of their teams by creating cultures and practices that make it easier for individuals to practise the collaborative virtues needed.
Read the full article titled “Great Tips on Workplace Collaboration” to find out the four virtues that make for great collaboration, extracted from The Vices and Virtues of Collaboration, an e-book put together by Dropbox and The School of Life.
“Empowering Enterprise” is an ongoing Ingram Micro series published in every Wednesday’s edition of The Business Times. It aims to provide news and thought leadership on the latest developments in cloud and security.
The series is produced in partnership with the following vendors: Dropbox, Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, IBM, Progress, Symantec, Barracuda, Dell EMC, FireEye, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Menlo Security, Adobe, BitTitan, DocuSign, NSFOCUS and Veritas.
This post may contain excerpts from an article entitled “Great Tips on Workplace Collaboration” published in The Business Times on 10 January, 2018.