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An essential skill of modern work and learning environments is the need to collaborate. There are many conversation tools that enable collaboration, but what are the mindsets and behaviour that builds collaboration? Listed below are the essential qualities to build a collaborative culture.

  • Share a common goal or purpose
  • Communicate easily with common vocabulary
  • Have ownership
  • Have something at risk or something to lose
  • Build familiarity
  • Let go and don’t take things personally
  • Listen deeply
  • Adapt quickly: accept reality and do what needs to be done
  • Give and take control
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