how can you become a better office collaborator? [podcast]
By o.c. tanner
Culture | October 14, 2015
In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur, of Professional Thinking Partners (PTP). Markova is the co-founder and CEO Emeritus of PTP as well as a former Senior Affiliate of the Organizational Learning Center at MIT. McArthur is PTP’s acting CEO and creator of the Worldwide Women’s Web, a network formed to retain women in corporate leadership roles. In addition, they have co-authored, “Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently. ”
You will learn:
4:05 – What the true definition of collaboration is.
4:41 – You can cooperate without collaborating, but you can’t collaborate without cooperating.
5:07 – Collaboration = the ability to utilize differences.
5:50 – Collaboration is not just “getting along.”
7:05 – Growing up, we’re not taught collaborating skills and how to utilize people’s differences.
7:25 – We confuse differences with difficulties.
7:51 – We have been educated to notice the deficits about people and not the assets.
10:15 – How we learn is based on how we’re wired, not on personality.
10:53 – Employees need to understand that people think differently than them.
11:50 – The importance of being multidimensional when it comes to how we learn and collaborate.
12:55 – We need to get curious about one another and ourselves.
14:25 – We have been trained in a new way to deal with people’s differences.
16:13 – You cannot avoid influencing another person.
17:51 – How you can become a better collaborator.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
Learn more and connect with Dawna Markova & Angie McArthur
Learn more about: Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently
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