Collaborative individuals engage in purposeful conversations; they value team success over that of the individual; and they don't try to technologically automate away communication problems.
- Good team collaboration always begins…with the individuals who make up that team.…That's why it's so important to work with people…that are pro-collaboration,…and you'll know who they are pretty quickly…because there are certain habits…that all of them have in common.…First off, they engage in purposeful conversations.…And by purposeful, I mean they always keep in mind…the why of the interaction.…You see, collaborative individuals know that their place…in the conversation is both as the listener…and, when it's their turn, as the speaker.…
They know that just because they may not be dominating…the conversation, that they're…still a valuable part of the exchange.…And probably most importantly, they know that the only way…that they're going to have a productive, successful,…and purposeful conversation is if they listen…to what the other person says and then take their words…into account when responding.…
This isn't to say that they don't engage in small talk…because they actually do, but only when they have to…
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- What is empathy?
- How to be empathetic at work
- Practicing positive communication
- Identifying communication styles
- Approaching difficult conversations
- Practicing empathy in groups
- Fostering collaboration
- Encouraging coworkers