In our busy lives, with constant changes to projects, how do we know if we are being effective at collaborating? How can we operationalize collaboration in the simplest of ways? One way is to have a collaboration checklist, which can ensure you're checking the health of any team you are collaborating with.
- Checklists are the most basic yet underutilized tools…to help us create clarity.…Good checklists help us identify gaps in our process,…missing steps and disparities in our perspectives.…I've designed a set of questions…that you can use as a collaboration checklist,…a diagnostic tool, if you will.…You can find a copy of these in the exercise files.…Use them as a starting point…to evaluate any challenges you see…with collaboration in your team.…Do we have a clearly stated goal?…Do we have alignment on the collective goal?…Do we have the right people on the team…to achieve the goal?…Do each of those team members…know their role and responsibility?…Just a note here, if you're a leader, you'll want to ask…what is each person's role and responsibility.…
That way, you can check in with each individual…and compare answers to surface any potential misalignment.…Back to our questions.…Do we have a clear decision-making process?…Is someone assigned as a group facilitator?…Are the leaders of all team members aligned…on the collective goal?…
- Define “compassionate collaboration” and explain how it helps a team work more efficiently.
- Identify the potential problems with narratives.
- Recognize the core skill that a great project facilitator possesses.
- Determine the best way to address possible barriers or roadblocks to attaining the collective goal.
- Recall how often checklist compliances should be verified.