How Leadership Can Encourage Team Collaboration and Creativity

What is collaborative leadership?

  • Information is shared freely, across all levels of the organization
  • Teams are cross-functional and interdisciplinary
  • Each employee is given a voice and a way to contribute to the success of the organization
  • Decisions are made as a team, either through consensus or co-creation
  • Leaders bridge gaps between departments and play a major role in preventing silos

The benefits of collaborative leadership

  • A shared sense of your organization’s purpose
  • Closer teams who understand how their work intersects with and influences other teams across the organization
  • A more interconnected, up-to-date, and engaged workforce
  • An org-wide sense that leaders trust their people to do great work
  • Increased employee loyalty
  • Development of future collaborative leaders

Explore your team’s strengths

Build trust with your people

Realize no one likes a one-way conversation

Realize it takes a village

Give ’em something to talk about

Know when to quietly leave the room

Find the kernel of sanity hidden in the crazy

Remember what your momma said

The benefits of collaborative leadership

  • A shared sense of your organization’s purpose
  • Closer teams who understand how their work intersects with and influences other teams across the organization
  • A more interconnected, up-to-date, and engaged workforce
  • An org-wide sense that leaders trust their people to do great work
  • Increased employee loyalty
  • Development of future collaborative leaders

The bottom line

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Mike Schoultz

Mike Schoultz

Mike Schoultz writes about improving the performance of business. Bookmark his blog for stories and articles. www.digitalsparkmarketing.com