Collabor(h)ate
How to build incredible collaborative relationships at work (even if you'd rather work alone)

By (author) Deb Mashek

ISBN13: 9781788603829

Imprint: Practical Inspiration Publishing

Publisher: Practical Inspiration Publishing

Format: Paperback / softback

Published: 24/01/2023

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Description
"We've all gotten stuck working with people we don't like. Thankfully, Deb Mashek has written a lively, actionable book to fix that. Combining her expertise as a psychologist and her experience as a consultant, she reveals how we can earn trust, repair relationships, and create collaborations that bring out the best in us."Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife Many people have mixed feelings about workplace collaboration. On the one hand, they know collaboration is essential to achieve complex goals. On the other hand, they know collaboration is a slog. People pull in different directions. There's desperately little communication and even less follow through. One person ends up doing all the work. The result? Friction mounts. Projects fizzle. Great people walk. Here's why: very few of us ever receive any formal training in how to collaborate well. In Collabor(h)ate, Deb Mashek draws on her deep experience as a relationships researcher and collaboration facilitator to reveal everything you need to know to make workplace collaborations less painful and more productive. Dr Deb Mashek is an experienced business consultant, professor, higher education administrator, and national nonprofit executive. She applies relationship science to help people collaborate better. Learn more at: www.collaborhate.com
FRONT MATERIAL Preface PART 1: FOUNDATIONS OF COLLABORATION Chapter 1. What is collaboration and why is it so dang difficult? What is "collaboration" anyway? | Mixed feelings about collaboration? You're not alone | Putting the H in collabor(h)ate | Why is collaboration so dang difficult? | So why bother? | Why aren't we taught how to do this? | Fear not: this learnable (and relationship theory can help) | Here's the point | Questions for reflection and integration Chapter 2. Two relationship dimensions Your workplace relationships matter | Relationship quality: Is your collaboration relatively good or bad? | Interdependence: To what extent are you and your collaborators mutually dependent on each other? | The Mashek Matrix | Moving from collabor(h)ate to collaborGREAT | You, your team, your organization | Here's the point | Questions for reflection and integration Chapter 3. Improving relationship quality Set clear expectations | Behave accordingly | Avoid telling yourself stories about others | Talk about yourself | Cultivate we-ness | Engage in novel and challenging work | Bring the donuts | Be responsive | The power of personality | Attachment anxiety and avoidance | Here's the point | Questions for reflection and integration Chapter 4. Changing interdependence Frequency of interaction | Diversity of activities | Strength of influence: Tasks | Strength of influence: Consequences | Deciding how to decide | Maintaining boundaries | Individuals and their roles | Tools employed | Organizational values | Rituals and processes | Capacities and supports | Here's the point | Questions for reflection and integration PART 2: COLLABORATIVE CHALLENGES (AND HOW TO ADDRESS THEM) Chapter 6. Diagnosing and remedying the 12 most common collaboration challenges How to use this section | Dropped balls | Uneven workload | "My way or highway" | No capacity to give | Under preparation | Disengagement | Going rogue | Last minute contributions | Inconsistent contributions | Stealing credit | Dodging hard conversations | Mushy roles | Here's the point | Questions for reflection and integration Chapter 7. Special collaborative contexts Cross-functional | Skip rank | Cross-cultural | Inter-generational | Other power dynamics | Difficult personalities | Here's the point | Questions for reflection and integration Chapter 8. When to get the heck out of there 4 horsemen of the apocalypse | Process loss vs. sudden death | Chaos and toxicity | Teams in crisis | Should I stay or should I go? | The things you cannot change | Don't be a doormat | Growth after breakup | Here's the point | Questions for reflection and integration PART 3: LIVING IN A WORLD OF COLLBORGREAT Chapter 9. Further developing your collaboration chops: Professional development for you and your team Understanding the impact of your behaviors | Finding the courage to change | Options and interventions for you as an individual | Options and interventions for your team and organization | Here's the point | Questions for reflection and integration Chapter 10. Hey, you're collaborGREAT! Taking the H out of collabor(h)ate | Choosing which stone soups to contribute to | Identifying, vetting, and committing to collaborators | Learning to say "yes" vs knowing when to say "no" | How to be in the room where it happens | Helping others level up | It takes a village | Here's the point | Questions for reflection and integration Chapter 11. The Collaborators' Vow BACKEND MATERIAL Bonus chapter: Collaboration in friendships, family, community, and life References Acknowledgements
  • Business & management
  • Occupational & industrial psychology
  • General (US: Trade)
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