Do You Foster Collaboration?

No man is an island. This adage is true in life as it is in business. Successful entrepreneurs know that to grow a business they need to collaborate with others. How can you make certain your collaboration skills are as strong as they could be?

Here are some steps you can take to strengthen them:

  • Make certain your associates feel a part of the process and that their contributions are given thoughtful consideration.
  • Do you include all relevant team members in discussions? Do they feel part of the team?
  • What do you do with that one person in your organization who tosses out ideas — that may at first seem out of the scope of what you’re doing — to make him or her feel part of the whole?
  • When you’re attempting to formulate solutions to problems, do you involve team members from a cross section of your organization?

What can you do to foster collaboration and input from all team members?