10 Signs that your organization could use a “Collaboration Tune Up”
As organizations become more complex, collaboration becomes a core skill that every leader, team, and department must be able to have. In some cases, this means structuring the organization to make collaboration easier. In other cases, it means equipping managers and employees with new attitudes and behaviors. It can even mean teaching managers and employees how to prime the brain for trust, partnership and mutual success.
Many organizations lose productivity, quality, morale, and customer satisfaction due to poor collaboration. To find out whether your organization might be suffering from the consequences of poor collaboration, take this simple assessment.
Circle any of the following statements that seem even a little bit true….
- There is a general sense that it is hard to get things done in your organization.
- The friction of working frequently delays projects across departments or silos.
- Projects are frequently over budget due to the friction of working across departments or silos.
- Projects frequently don’t achieve their desired level of quality due to the friction of working across departments or silos.
- Products or services sometimes do not go out with the desired level of quality, and this may be due to the way that teams or different departments work together (or don’t).
- Managers and employees seem to lack the skills required to collaborate effectively.
- When a project misses a milestone, people point the finger at other teams or departments. This could tear down any trust that previously existed.
- There is resentment or a dysfunctional working relationship among two or more business departments/teams in your organization.
- There is resentment or a dysfunctional working relationship among two or more high-level executives in your organization, and this dysfunction ripples through the organization.
- Employees spend too much of their time on unproductive activities related to coping with the stress and hassle of pushing things forward, instead of the productive activities of creating things, making things, selling things, and serving customers.
If you circled even one of the above statements, we should have a 10-minute phone conversation. Remember: You get what you tolerate. Why tolerate the kind of hassles related to poor collaboration? Inspired Business Services might be able to help. Contact us today at 404-408- 8358 or Cynthia@inspiredbusinessservices.com