Social media and technologies have put connectivity on steroids and made collaboration more integral to business than ever. But without the right leadership, collaboration can go astray. Employees who try to collaborate on everything may wind up stuck in endless meetings, struggling to reach agreement. On the other side of the coin, executives who came of age during the heyday of "command and control" management can have trouble adjusting their style to fit the new realities. The ManageMentor Collaboration Toolkit delivers an industry-proven strategy framework with step-by-step support to develop collaboration strategy to build collaborative teams at any organization. We've combed 10 tools that make a smart gift for you, your team, colleagues, or clients making collaboration works. The book consists of ideas: 1) Are you a collaborative leader?, 2) Want collaboration?: accept and actively manage conflict, 3) Eight ways to build collaborative teams, 4) Manage when teams can't decide, 5) The competitive imperative of learning, 6) The hidden benefits of keeping teams intact, 7) How to balance "we" and "me," 8) Managing multicultural teams, 9) First connect, then lead, 10) Getting virtual teams right.
ManageMentor's mission is to improve the practice of management and leadership in a changing and connecting world. Through the innovative and inclusive business education materials, ManageMentor provides students and professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact. ManageMentor provides Corporate Learning Materials, which provides standardized on-line and tailored off-line personal and professional development courses; and publishes the learning tools as books and its web counterpart. ManageMentor continues to emphasize research-based, academic pieces that would help readers improve their companies and further their careers, and it covers a wide range of topics that are relevant to different industries, management functions, and geographic locations.