Communication & Collaboration Resources
We communicate and collaborate everyday, and there's always room for improvement. We know that Communication is Critical, Hard, and Not About Me, but putting that in practice is a bit more challenging. Here are some resources to help you communicate and collaborate even better.
Turning An Unproductive Conversation Productive
We’ve written about “agreeing to disagree” in the past, and there are lots and lots of present-day and historical examples of people who didn’t agree or see eye-to-eye, but who were still able to engage in effective communications and positive relationships. It’s challenging (read: impossible) to build relationships and communicate effectively if someone isn’t feeling heard. Here are two scenarios with unproductive situations, along with a couple alternatives to turn the conversation into a productive one.
By Boosting Creativity
Creativity and creative thinking isn’t simply the domain of artists - painters, writers, and musicians. Creativity is the ability to solve a problem in a way that is novel and appropriate, or new and useful. Creativity can also be an intentional practice, rather than a randomly occurring accident. Having team members with the skills to be deliberately creative can make them even three times as valuable as team members without these skills.