Collaboration: Essential for Team Success
Thursday, October 28
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Chamber Briefing Center
It's impossible for any team to thrive if its members cannot work together. It’s a fact – Collaboration is essential for team success. When people work together with shared purpose and common goals, good things start to happen. When they know they are better off working together and make the effort to join forces, decisions are more effective, ideas are implemented
more smoothly, productivity and performance improve and people feel better about what they are doing.
In this session, you’ll learn why involving people in decision making leads to better ideas and more efficient implementation. You see how conflict and confrontation can be healthy and productive and how it can kill innovation, quality and efficiency. You will get a feel for when tightening the reins can be a good thing and when it stifles good work. You will also see several cases where collaboration was a key to success
and situations where a little collaboration would have made a big difference.
Topics to be covered:
What’s our team? Who’s playing? How do we get everyone on the same page?
Old Game/New Way thinking: This is a model that was developed to move away from conflict and confrontation in the negative and how trust is at the heart of working together.
Why today’s worker thinks and acts like a free agent and what to do about it (including the distinction between job and career).
What builds and sustains trust and what can destroy it.
Effective decisions = Quality of thinking x Acceptance of people who have to implement the decisions.
Why the time it takes to make a decision is less significant than many managers and owners think.
Strategies for creating a more collaborative environment.
Barriers to collaboration and how to deal with them.
Why time and distance should not deter collaboration.
Case studies and examples.
Making a commitment to collaboration.
Presenter: Bil Murray, Coach for Individuals, Teams and Organizations – Adjunct Faculty, IU South Bend.
Cost of each session is $25 per person for members and $45 for nonmembers. Register by clicking the red "Register Now" button in the right hand column, e-mail email@example.com or
call 574.234.0051, x274.
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No refund will be given for any cancellation placed less than 48 hours of the event date and time. If you need to cancel a reservation please call 574.234.0051, ext. 274 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations can not be done online. A full refund will be given if notified within 48 hours.
Registration is now closed, however, walk-ins are welcome the day of the event.