Published on May 17, 2023
- Avoid silos
Silos are related with departments or sectors that do not wish to share information with others in the same company. This type of behaviour reduces efficiency and morale and may destroy company culture. Avoiding silos will help you to be more authentic and open as a leader, facilitating the creation of an environment that is safe to share opinions and ideas without judgment and accessible to the creation of strong and effective relationships.
- Build collaboration around the “human element”
Collaboration is, first and foremost, a change in attitude and behavior of people throughout an organization. Successful collaboration is a human issue not only achieved by technology but by truly human interaction and relationships. Approaching people personally, avoiding a “bossy” style and being more empathetic and engaging will help you create strong bonds with people, which will facilitate future collaborations.
- Foster a collective vision
Collaborative leaders guide their teams through shared purpose and vision. The power of a vision comes truly into play only when the employees themselves have had some part in its creation. Empowering employees to participate in decision-making, improve outcomes and allow you to anticipate and address points of conflict.
- Build a trustworthy and ethical environment
Employees are more likely to reciprocate when their leaders exhibit a trustworthy and ethical behavior, so it is important to demonstrate fairness and transparency in all your decisions. If employees see you as someone reliable and honest, this trust will be the glue that holds together your team.