How can we create a collaborative culture? And, what does that look like in practice?
Collaboration is about meeting people where they are: it’s about understanding and empathising with the person in front of you, their ideas and their experiences.
Often, companies will spend thousands recruiting talented individuals, only to rarely give them the space to use those talents. Leaders should endeavour to create an inclusive culture with a shared vision and direction, while still valuing the individuals that make it up.
We are what we practice, so if we want to encourage collaboration, we need to work collaboratively ourselves. We can’t be prescriptive – it’s through repeated, proven and intentional actions that we create a collaborative culture. We can do this through Design Management.