Much has been written in the last decade about the benefits of collaboration in the workplace. Learning to work collaboratively enhances team performance, makes employees more responsible, improves motivation and gives team members a greater sense of purpose as they work toward the same goal. By leveraging the talent and skills contributed by diverse groups, companies can achieve significantly better outcomes by fostering a culture where employees work better together.
Over the last quarter century, California’s Silicon Valley has become synonymous with building complex, successful businesses. Companies and leaders there have succeeded because they did more than apply existing business models–they created a new model for collaboration. Facilitator Thea Spitzer, PhD, has developed a practical, straightforward model for achieving greater levels of collaboration based on her research with numerous Silicon Valley companies.