Collaborative Teams: Understanding What Turns Team Members into Team Players

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Team-based collaboration has become the dominant way to get work done - yet many teams fail to tap their "collaborative capacity" but merely go through the motions. Collaborative Coaching provides a behavioral decision-making survey to explore the thoughts and feelings that differentiate team members from team players.

Team Collaboration

Team Collaboration

True collaboration cannot be mandated and is more than coordination of effort.

Collaborative Coaching and Resonance Strategies combine their experience in organizational effectiveness and in employee research to explore what motivates or undermines collaboration and performance on teams.

"True collaboration cannot be mandated and is more than coordination of effort," says Yosh Beier, executive coach and managing partner at Collaborative Coaching. "People decide whether to collaborate or not. That decision is as much emotional as it is rational. Which is why we ask for both."

Past research has looked at high-performing, collaborative teams and identified key factors for their success. Based on a unique survey methodology called Resonance®, this survey goes one step further by looking at team player motivations & behaviors.

"What makes our survey different." explains Steve Gang, director at Resonance Strategies, "is that Resonance® will not ask you to rate pre-defined behaviors using fixed scales. Rather, you are asked to imagine an ideal experience of team collaboration, describe the key characteristics and rate the strength of your feelings. You will then contrast this imagined ideal experience with your actual experience of team collaboration."

The combination of qualitative and quantitative, rational and emotional feedback allows powerful conclusions about structural and emotional enablers for a collaborative team culture.

Individual participants can take the "Collaborative Team Capacity" survey for free and will receive a summary of the research findings along with applicable suggestions to cultivate collaboration on a team.

Organizations have the opportunity to receive a unique report based exclusively on responses from their own employees. The report will benchmark their specific findings against those of best-in-class companies and highlight ways to improve team collaboration. Please contact the organizer of this study for more information.


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