These 5 little One Millimeter Mindset™ workplace collaboration blog posts wrap your brain around the notion that collaboration no longer is a “nice to have” soft skill. You know. An occasional behavior we put into play every now-and-then, when we feel like it. But, most of the time, ignore.
Workplace collaboration is a professional development and innovation strategy.
Because true workplace collaboration is not all about smiling at everyone, saying please and then scurrying away to stick with the peeps who make us the most comfortable. (Usually the folks within our own professional discipline).
The real-deal form of collaboration is about making hard calls. Together. And learning how to weigh variables and create options and present ideas. Even when we work with people who are more or less educated than we are. Or, who are way above – or below – our pay grade or who may be hourly-wage workers. Including the folks working in professional disciplines we currently know nothing about. The colleagues who use words we do not understand, most of the time.
Ultimately, as we serve each other, better and better, we create better internal workplace collaboration experiences and outcomes.
And guess what? We end up serving our customers, better and better, as well. And creating remarkable customer-focused experiences.
Rather than waiting until late December, when everyone is in a Zen-like, over-carbed, post-holiday state of mind, I recommend that you read these workplace collaboration blogs today. Then, you can re-read again, later this month, when you sneak another holiday cookie (or two).
As you read these blogs, do a little victory lap. Celebrate all of your awesome professional accomplishments this year, in advance. And make sure you schedule some much-needed physical and emotional down-time throughout the month. And maybe that one-hour, Leverage Babette’s Brain, professional development coaching session with me that you have been putting off, all year?
As you read these top 5 Workforce Collaboration blog posts from 2018, ask yourself this one question. How will I leverage where I am Today, as a Professional of Worth, to better serve my clients Tomorrow and in the Future?
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Babette Ten Haken catalyzes organizations and associations, like yours, who want to leverage a more profitable workforce to retain the customers you work so hard to win. Her One Millimeter Mindset™ speaking and consulting programs leverage collaboration to catalyze professional innovation, workforce engagement and customer retention. She is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association. Babette’s Playbook of collaboration hacks, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon.com. Her professional speaker profile appears on the espeakers platform.
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