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Why team collaboration is easy to learn but difficult to master

Why team collaboration is easy to learn but difficult to master

Formed in 1988, many regard the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as the best of its kind in the world.

Whether you share this view or, believe instead, that this accolade should go to the Berlin or Vienna Philharmonic, each produces brilliant renditions of classical music. Year after year, time after time, each delivers technically sound performances that are exceptionally noteworthy, in every sense of the term.

In order to reach these lofty heights communication between all members of these orchestras, has to be excellent in the extreme, but beyond communications there is also a need to excel in the realm of collaboration.

If every member and their instruments were not finely tuned to the conductor, the specific piece and the entire orchestra, the lofty heights with which they are associated would not be reached. Even if only one member of the orchestra played off-key for just a moment, its prestigious reputation would be at stake.

Collaboration exists in countless situations and is responsible for success and perpetuation in areas as diverse as microcosms, cultures, sports teams and family life.

Even the very building blocks of life, atoms, it could be argued, exist because of the collaboration of electrons, protons and neutrons, all of which play very specific and collaborative roles to ensure the atom’s existence.

Collaboration in the workplace occurs when two or people cooperate and interact to attain a common work related goal. This is more than just teamwork but involves aspects such as:

  • Sharing and exchanging information, objectives, goals and potential solutions, as well as partaking in ‘brainstorming sessions.’
  • Allowing everyone to have an equal say outside of a hierarchical structure and affording everyone the same recognition and respect in the process.
  • Aligning every member of the team to the culture of the organisation. An organisation’s culture is at the heart of what it represents and reflects in every facet of the organisation, including what it stands for, and how it acts and treats all stakeholders.
  • Providing real value and a sense of purpose as to why people should not simply work together, but collaborate in the true sense of the term.

Whilst the need to collaborate to attain exemplary outcomes is one of the most important areas within organisations it is a most challenging one. This is especially so in today’s business environment in which employees are often scattered across many key locations, sometimes thousands of kilometres apart.

Unlike in past times, however, we are fortunate to have systems such as Mumba Cloud that not only enable, but also sustain and encourage stakeholder collaboration at the highest level. The ability to tailor systems to the precise needs of any organisation is enormously advantageous.

So, if like the world’s most famous orchestras you also wish to keep in tune, the best way to collaborate and strike the right cord is to establish your collaborative objectives and strategy without delay.

It really is something that can create great harmony in any organisation.

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