Strategy #7 | Collaborate with others.


Collaborate with others.

Form a community of like-minded individuals.

Build unity within the group.

Open and keep communication flowing.

There is no “I” in team. Jerry Reinsdorf says, “Teams that consistently perform at the highest levels are able to come together and be unified across the organization – staff, players, coaches, management, and ownership. When everyone is on the same page, trust develops, and teams can grow and succeed together.” People in an organization grow through an interdependence on one another. Relationships are at the center of this interdependence, as each person understands their role and how they fit into the system. In an organization, everyone must not just participate, but be active through collaboration. Collaborate with others.

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Becoming a part of a community of like-minds builds active participation within a group. Trust, respect and value increase as a result of the common bond.

Everyone in a group must feel valued and a part of the team. Participation in the group must be active and expected as a part of building unity with each other.

Communication is critical in collaborative relationships. Set and follow expectations for communicating. Build consistency so all voices are heard, understood and valued.