4 Ways to Encourage Collaboration in the Workplace

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

Great things happen when individuals come together with unique talents and work toward a goal. Collaboration can help your team increase creativity, engagement and innovation in the workplace.

  1. Communicate Expectations: In a collaborative environment, each team member is accountable for the project’s outcome. Team members need to know that they will be held accountable and should know their role within the team.

  2. Build trust and respect: Trust is essential. Team members need to believe others are going to do what they say they will. Be willing to listen to others and don’t be afraid to be the first one to show trust.

  3. Leverage everyone’s strengths: Everyone has unique talents and strengths. You should use that to your advantage! Don’t forget to recognize team members hard work on a regular basis.

  4. Don’t make a decision alone: Include additional team members on decisions. This helps everyone share their thoughts and stay on the same page.

At Awards4U, we greatly emphasize a collaborative team and family culture. What does collaboration mean to you? Let us know by tweeting us at @Awards4U.